There are no changes in the lead after the first session for Sunday in rally "Bulgaria". The drivers had to run through the 15.71 km long stage "Byalata voda 1". The fastest in it was the crew Burak Cukurova /Vedat Bostanci with Škoda Fabia R5, which ranks second in the overall standings. Second in the stage is the leader in the overall standings Yagis Avdü with codriver Bahadir Gucenmez with Peugeot 208 R5.
Avci has an advantage of 1:09.1 min ahead of Cukorova. Third in the overall standings is Ignat Isaev/Milen Iliev with Citroen DS3 R3. They are the highest ranked Bulgarian crew and the first in the RC3 class. Isaev finished 4th in the stage and was 1:24.7 min ahead of Tihomir Stratiev with Peugeot 208 R8. Only 8.6 seconds behind him is Miroslav Angelov with the Peugeot 208 R8.
One of the main favorites for the win, Plamen Staykov, with driver David Quartzhelia, with Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 finished 8th in the 5th stage, reducing the pace. He is in 17th place in the overall standings. Plamen burst two tires in the second section yesterday and this cost him over 9 minutes.
The championship of Hyundai Racing Trophy is led by Simeon Simeonov / Yordan Yordanov. They have an advance of 28 seconds before Martin Koev and Dimo Bozukov. Following are Dennis Stanchovski and Victoria Gurkova.
The veteran Stoyan Apostolov dropped out of the race with Honda Civic, who failed to start today. Svilen Slavov could not start today, and Kalin Benchev with codriver Alexander Spirov with Subaru Impresa dropped out due to a broken driveshaft and a gearbox problem. The Rally 2 system continues Zdravko Minev and Peter Pavlov.