Between 4 and 10 July 2009 the 8th edition of the Transilvania Adventure Trophy was held. 70 cars in Extreme category and 36 in category Hobby appointment in the most extreme off road racing in Europe were given.Participated the best off road riders from fifteen European countries, who competed in teams of two cars. As in previous editions took place between North and South Deva camps.
This particular edition was the hardest and demanding held so far due to heavy rains that had fallen during the two weeks preceding the race. In addition, during the race and especially at night, storms worse than ever the terrain.
This time we attended the press TAT2009 as enabling us to live the race live.
On this trip we accompany the participants of the two national teams:
07a. Barangé Charles Albert Serra / LR Defender
07B. Jorge Gonzálbez, Andrés Alonso / Nissan Patrol
14a. Jordi Badia, Marc Bay / Nissan Patrol GR
14b. Calleja Pedro, Xavi Moorly / Nissan Patrol
Travel Barcelona – Romania
The trip to Romania starts on Wednesday 1 July at the port of Barcelona where boarded vehicles bound for Genoa.
On Thursday July 2 arrived at the port of Genoa early morning. We are a convoy of five vehicles: the four participants plus the Defender 90 Td5 release. All vehicles are rolling Genoa to Romania on their own except the Nissan Patrol trial (07b) that moves on a roll platform for Mercedes ML.
The first incident happens within hours of starting the journey. In the middle of the highway and traveling at 100km / h the six screws from the right rear wheel of the Nissan Patrol Peter were sheared. Is free wheel and the brake disc miracle rests on the inside of the rim allowing stop in time.After removing the four standoffs bushings we continue the journey. It must be said that although the assembly and tightening torques may also have had some impact, separators was very low quality.
On Thursday night we dined and slept in Croatia on a highway hotel on foot. The Defender Carles had problems with the sensor Terratrip and try to fix it.
On Friday July 3 in the afternoon we reached the border of Romania. From here the journey is much slower. In Romania there are no highways and travel through the main Romanian roads are made to an average of 60km / h. In some roads where there is almost no shoulder is possible to find from tractors to horse carts through people walking quietly down the road. Also you should exercise extreme caution since it is common for large vehicles such as trucks and trailers overtake continuous curves with poor visibility. During this afternoon I went to pour and Deva road until it was cut through the mud and debris of a landslide. We had to wait 2 to 3 hours to clean up the track and return to open the way to vehicles.
In the evening we arrived at Deva. Direct to “Hotel Sarmis” which is where all the logistics of the race is concentrated Let. Due to the large volume of some participants staying at a second hotel farther.The organization tells us that we are the Spanish participants enrolled in another hotel, but thanks to contacts Carles, already an unconditional test, we finally can stay at the Hotel Sarmis.
All day Saturday July 4 they come in countless vong bi skf the parking of Hotel Sarmis because that is where the registration of participants are made, attendance, the press, etc. In the afternoon and almost all participants have the vehicle in park, where you can see and take pictures.