TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019
 
TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019

The road book of the 9th edition of Transanatolia Rally is ready and in these days it will start the last check of the track just for the last minutes rewrites. Seven stages, from 25 to 31 august and an itinerary that winds eastward, starting, as we well know, from Abant Lake, Bolu.

DAY
ONE

The rally caravan left Abant Lake direct to Haymana with a stage of 378 kms composed by 3 special stage

DAY
TWO

Starting from Haymana the stage will go to Meke Lake in a day long 382 kms and 2 special stages: the first special stage has already been crossed last year and it'll be difficult for navigation and length, since we speak of 165 kms.

DAY
THREE

There won’t be any connection stage in the day 3 route to start from Acıgöl. Racers will start to race from the camp area with a special stage. 152 km of the day 3 route, the shortest route of the rate with 246 km, is divided into 3 special stages. Racers will be in Göreme at the end of the day.

DAY
FOUR

371 kms and again 3 special stages: the first one is drawing inside an old dried out lake. Pretty fast and requires careful navigation; nevertheless gives so much fun. By the 2nd and the 3rd stages, riders and drivers will again climb the mountains and following the various forest roads.

DAY
FIVE

The day will count 348 kms. After the first stage of 90 kms which runs by high mountain roads, it'll follow two more similar special stages that will bring all the caravan in an important historical region : Kingdom of Kommagene ! The camp will be on the Nemrut mountain, near the burial mound of King Antiochos at 2300 meters. Here, the rituals were performed against the rising and setting of the sun.

DAY
SIX

A short day with its 274 km. Here we have a transfer section of 122 kms which is the longest of the rally and two special stages with beautiful views. After those stages we reach the historical town of Mardin. This town is well known for its delicate stone architecture works.

DAY
SEVEN

Journey to the 'zero point of history'. This sentence is the slogan of Göbekli Tepe, the world's most ancient – dated 10.400 bc - monumental building excavated. The rally will finish reaching Urfa with a total stage of 287 km and a special stage of 130 kms. Göbekli tepe is located very near the town of Urfa and at the end of the arrival ceremony, at the archaeology museum of Urfa, all the group will go to visit Göbekli Tepe. These lands are the lands of neolithic revolution; in other words, first time in history nomadic people settled down in these lands starting agriculture and animal husbandry.

TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019

The challenge becomes more tense and above all more interesting and already the drivers weave their plots and strategies. The race trucks this year in Transantolia Rally will be three and all three will play on equal arms because the vehicle, for all, will be the same, a small, handy Mercedes Unimog with an engine of 6000 cc and about 300 horsepower. On board of one a old acquaintance of the rally, Marino Mutti together with Andrea Mazzoleni; on the second one Giulio Verzeletti and Carlo Augusto Cabini and on the third one, father and daughter: Antonio Cabini e Raffaella Cabini together again after the 2018 Dakar Rally.

 
 

SEVEN NATIONALITY TO THE START

It increase the number of nations present at the Transanatolia Rally. For this 2019 at the start there will be Italy, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Bulgaria and of course, Turkey with the most of participants. Full as always the group of Italians in motorbikes category, and of course trucks, this year, while Switzerland will be for the first time at the competition with a young woman, Serena Borsi, registered on a new Husqvarna FE 250.

 
TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019