Denis Stanchovski leads the standings in the national rally championship in the RC4 class and is among the most promising young drivers in Bulgarian rally sport. An exciting start awaits him in Rally Bulgaria, alongside his navigator Nedialko Sivov and their Peugeot 208 R2, where they will face serious competition among the front-wheel-drive cars.
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With substantial experience gained from rallies, Denis Stanchovski is one of the best in his class, but what has been your best race up to this point?
We’ve participated in numerous races already, I know the car well, and we’ve covered plenty of kilometers with it. It’s precisely because of this that we have goals to achieve this year. Each rally has its own character and challenges.
Rally Bulgaria will be a test for all participants. How do you prepare for it?
Rally Bulgaria has always been a very demanding and significant event for all participants. What’s new and interesting this year is that it will take place on a new and unfamiliar terrain for us.
For us, it’s essential to make good pace notes, including during the shakedown, and trust in them. I believe they will be a crucial part of the journey towards victory.
According to you, what is the most crucial factor for winning a rally?
Having a good and professional team, maintaining composure, and staying focused during the rally are all crucial for winning.
Do you believe in luck and rely on it during a competition? What about in life?
Just like in life, in sports too, a certain amount of luck is needed. However, we can’t rely on chance because our sport is dangerous, and we can’t afford mistakes.
Rally Bulgaria is the most prestigious automobile competition in the country. Its 52nd edition will take place between September 1st and 3rd, 2023, in the region of Veliko Tarnovo. It’s the third round of the national rally championship and a part of the European Rally Trophy. The event will see the participation of 31 crews from four countries. The rally’s route covers a distance of 150 km, divided into thirteen entirely new special stages.
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