Honda Civic Type R driver Martin Kangur impressed in second place after Menya Krózser crashed his Clio on stage 12. Murat Bostanci was the leading M-Sport Ford Fiesta pilot home in third.
Harry Hunt’s bid to make up for the extensive time loss he suffered when he got beached on day one ended when he crashed heavily into trees on stage 11. Although Hunt was uninjured, his co-driver Robbie Durant has been taken to hospital in Plodiv for surgery on a back injury although he is expected to make a full recovery. Hunt’s failure to score and Robert Consani’s capture of fourth means the Renault driver now heads the IRC 2WD Cup table.
As well as claiming the IRC 2WD Cup spoils, Slavov finished fourth overall, a performance that earned him the coveted Colin McRae IRC Flat Out Trophy. “Today’s stages were a little bit too difficult for a two-wheel-drive car, they were quite slippery and uphill and it was not possible to fight against the more powerful cars,” said Slavov. “Fourth place was the best possible result for this car so we are happy with that and to win the IRC 2WD Cup. Also, to win the Colin McRae award is very special. He was my idol and I have no words to describe my feelings right now.”