In Bulgaria there is a municipality called Sofia which is the capital of that country, where one of the most important sports is the special rally raid for the rally-dakar competitions, it is a motorsport and motorcycling discipline that is disputed through a field. On each day of a test, participants have to travel between 7 and 10,000 kilometers from one town to another. Unlike a traditional rally, there are usually no delineated roads, but rather passage through sand dunes, mud, rocks and other intersections. Therefore, one of the keys to this type of careers is orientation.
Taking into account that Orlin Aleksiev (Орлин Алексиев) was a pioneer in this type of competitions, it is said that for the first time in the race there is participation of the Bulgarians in 2011, but two years later Orlin Alexiev’s crew with PlamenNikolov saved the best achievement of Bulgaria in sport to date with 17th place in the class and 61th in the overall ranking.
Previously this competition began as a great adventure for a group of amateur riders all terrain cars, until today that became the most famous international rally competition in the world, with great technological deployment, with more than two thousand people involved between organization, participants and assistance, escorted by support vehicles, trucks, helicopters and GPS navigation systems, transmitted by the television channels of participating countries and sports programs worldwide, where new technologies are tested for vehicles series production, such as suspension, brakes, greater resistance, for its sale promotion around the world ..
The race in which Orlin Alexiev showed his participation was in the 35th edition of the Dakar Rally in 2014 which began on January 5 in Argentina, extended through Bolivia and ended on January 20 in Chile. Leaving a great taste in mouth to the Bulgarian team in which Orlin Aleksiev (Орлин Алексиев) participated.