Orlin Aleksiev (pilot) with his partner Plamen Nikolov (navigator), some years ago between 2011 and 2012, joined the Dakar Rally as the most outstanding Bulgarians. For his part Orlin Aleksiev (Орлин Алексиев) since then has given many samples of his versatility running in these all-terrain races. He has not stopped training in the muddy, desert, and rocky terrains, to give the best of himself and obtain extraordinary merits.
The Dakar Rally is the most renowned in the world. This is done once a year and each time the experience and expectations are greater for the runners and the fanatics.
This event began in 1979 with 182 participants with a distance of 10,000 kilometers crossing the towns of France, Algeria, Niger, Mali, Gorna Volta, and Senegal.
The history of the Rally highlights that it was initially organized by Thierry Saben, who was interested in this innovation in racing. Thierry was in charge of the organization until he died and at that time his father Gilbert Sabena accompanied by Patrick Verdon, assumed the organization of the event. Then later the organization is transferred to Amaury Sport Organizeyshan.
After its launch in this year of 1979, the trajectory of the event has been great. It has stood out, for example, the one carried out in 2005 where 687 machines participated, among cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
Among the names that stand out in this Rally, we can mention besides Orlin Aleksiev (pilot) the athletes: Peter Tsenkov, Todor Hristov, Mark Thatcher; Margaret Thatcher’s son, Johnny Holiday, Raymond Kopa, Jean-Marie Pfaff, Christine Caron, among other very important names, who have left the all-terrain competitions very high. Some of them are no longer in this plane, have died, leaving a chapter in the history of this worthy Rally.
Orlin Aleksiev (Орлин Алексиев) has left important notations to his credit. He has worked hard to make great marks and get the applause of many of his fans. His name is considered one of the most important in the Dakar Rally.