Túrkeve Cup will be the second round of the Hungarian Cross-country Rally Championship but the first one where the spectators can see the vehicles on home ground this season, on 11-13 April, 2014. As second round of the FIA Central European Zone Championship (which functions more or less as a European championship from this year) the organisers expect a large field to Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county.
In the past more than two decades, Hungarian Cross-country Rally Championship visited almost all parts of the country yet so far Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county seemed to be missing from its map. But only until now: on the weekend before Easter, on 11-13 April the county hosts Túrkeve Cup, second round of the Hungarian Championship and second round of the Central European Zone Championship.
The organisers want to revive some old traditions of the Hungarian cross-country rally events, for example there will be not only one single service park but spectators will have more possibilities to visit the teams. The drivers and riders will make a tour throughout almost the whole county and in this one of their fellows plays an important role: Sándor Sebestyén, who has just returned from the Dakar Rally.
When the driver, who is from Túrkeve, learned about the plans of the rally he offered his help to the organisers immediately and does his best to attract as many foreign teams as possible to his native land that he is so proud of.
“It’s very important to me to be able to show my land to the fellow competitors and to prove that we can make a very good rally in our county! I will do my best to invite as many of my foreign friends as possible and also those of the Hungarians who start at the national championship events. Balázs Szalay has already practically said yes to the invitation”, says Sebestyén.
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