RFC Global Series (RFCGS) RFC UKRAINE 2021 Stage II
อาร์เอฟซีโกลบอลซีรี่ส์(RFCGS) อาร์เอฟซียูเครน 2021สนาม 2
THE ODESSA FILE ON RFC UKRAINE 2021
(The Second biggest country in Europe is also the First to unleash RFC racing season worldwide even during pandemic times! Thats an achievement and honour to RFC Ukraine, the most established & anticipated 4x4 extreme motorsports event in Eastern Europe)
Pearl of the Black Sea
Odessa was founded in 1794 by Catherine the Great. Apart from the Ukrainians, people of many different nationalities and religions have also helped to shape the city, including from Greeks Italians, Russians and Jews into what it is today; an international port, transport hub and a renowned seaside tourism resort filled with multicultural history and gorgeous architecture. Thus, its no surprise that this 3rd biggest city in Ukraine is also known as the Pearl of the Black Sea.
The First in RFCGS
Besides the above accolades, the Ukrainians have also achieved a record in off-road racing; for being the first nation to kick-off the off-road super league racing season for RFC Global Series (RFCGS) worldwide, usually in Spring (March).
During 2020 pandemic year when everything was uncertain, RFCUKR was the first to successfully launch its race in March, without the need to postpone or reset. They proceeded as planned, of course, following the government guidelines on Covid19 safety measures during the race. By so doing, they were ahead of any other RFCGS organizers in the world. In 2021, they repeated this record for a second time, with the first race in Priluki, under melting snow in Spring (-1C to +5C).
Four Stages for RFCUKR 2021
Whats more, this time the Ukrainian 4x4 racers will have the chance to compete in 4 stages of the championship for RFCUKR 2021, to the delight of both racers and fans of RFC. Yes, thats because when it comes to 4x4 racing, the Ukrainian off-roaders are second to none in their passion for driving & recovery skills in RFC racing format.
The Odessa File
For fans of best thriller novels on fast paced plots based on international political intrigues and personalities, The Day of the Jackal & The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth would certainly ring a bell. However, our RFC Odessa file is purely based on the fast paced exploits of 4x4 racers in their fight for off-road supremacy in this part of Eastern Europe.
Among the top teams, Team 112 Shrek (driven by Triguba Oleg) is not only the undisputed RFCUKR champion since last year; however, it also has the distinction of competing in RFC Grand Final in Malaysia (2019) and clinched 3rd place in his first attempt with co-driver Roman Gorbachenko. You can also say that this is a testimony to the Ukrainian passion and skills in off-roading.
Cold to Hot
From March (Stage I) to July (Stage II) series, Oleg showed his driving prowess overcoming the rest to clinch the Top Gun status with another co-driver Triguba Gennady, as they fought their 4x4 battles through two climatic zones; one at end of cold winter at Priluki and this hot summer race hee at Odessa.
RFC Established in Eastern Europe
As in any of RFC Global Series (RFCGS) races worldwide, RFCUKR organizer (Slivia4x4: Aleksey Peresunko/Andrey Tokarev) has valuable expertise since 2016. Add on the input from Team 112 Shrek experience in Malaysia and its no surprise that they can give the Ukrainians a test of skills across water, mud, soggy grounds, undulating terrain the RFC way during the two hot summer days. Thats also why all Ukrainian off-roaders look forward to this RFC championship.
The RFC race format is firmly established here in Ukraine. It has also put our country on the map of RFCGS, the super league of 4x4 motorsports in the world, said Aleksey and Andrey.
Learning Curve & RFC Ambassador
The 4x4 and ATV racers have had a great learning experience here in RFCUKR for the past 6 years, both for the experienced as well as the novice. Thats not all we even have a RFC Ambassador in the likes of Maria (Mariya) Masya, appointed by RFC Founder Luis Wee himself during RFC South Europe in 2017 as recognition of Ukrainian passion in 4x4. So, its a joy to see this development for our country, added the duo. We hope to be able to produce more teams to take on the RFC Grand Final in Malaysia.
World Class Teams
When you next see the Ukrainian 4x4 racers in RFC Grand Final in Malaysia, you can be assured that these are among the best and toughest off-road racing world class teams produced by RFC Ukraine for Eastern Europe.
Catch Up Again in Merefa & Kharkhiv
A tribute to PICK TIME, the title sponsor, as well as to everyone involved in the making of Stage I and II of RFC Ukraine 2021. Catch the coming two races coming in Autumn to Merefa (Stage III) in September and the final in October at Kharkhiv (Stage IV).