inishing in Drawsko Pomorski after 8 days of racing, the Rallye Breslau Poland 2017 has come to an end. Those who finished showed true endurance and perseverance. In the forest, everyone is equal and has the same track, roadbook and distance to cover. But who managed to finish and win the most accessible and perhaps most enduring rally in Europe?
Starting in Drawsko Pomorski with two stages as a ‘warm up’ on Monday the rally moved to Sczecinek. A fantastic bivouac along the lake at Gwda Wielka invited everyone for a swim, and with tracks through lush forests this region showed incredible potential for offroad racing. After three days the teams went back on Wednesday for the night stage in Drawsko and for four more stages on the immense and ever-changing Polygon.
Several classes allow for competition among equals. The biggest division is between the ‘Extreme’ and ‘Cross Country’ class – a difference between trophy and speed that is often difficult to explain to newcomers but logical for those who know the history of the Breslau. New this year is the limited category for standard vehicles that allows for true ‘adventurous driving’ with a near standard vehicle.