Veliko Tarnovo will be the arena of an international stunt riding show for third year in a row, it was announced at a press conference held by Stunt Team Hazard Moto Club. The club is the organizer of the competition; it is conducted with the cooperation of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality, under the patronage of Veliko Tarnovo Mayor Daniel Panov. The stunt riding ‘battle’ will take place on 6th, 7th and 8th June in the parking lot in front of Metro Wholesale Store; around 5000 people are expected to see the show over the three days. For their safety they will be separated from the bikes by concrete and metal panels fence. The motto under which the show will be held is Drive safely, be tolerant on the road.
So far 35 participant have enrolled but their number is expected to mount to 50. This year the spectators will see a woman competitor for the first time.
Motorcycle stunt riding, sometimes referred to as simply stunt riding, is a motorcycle sport characterized by stunts involving acrobatic manoeuvring of the motorcycle and sometimes the rider. Sport bikes have become a common vehicle for stunts. Such a bike usually costs around 5-6000 euros; in order of it to be suitable for participation in stunt riding shows the motor has to be dismantled and then put back together with lots of improvements and modifications to better adapt them to the sport. Common manoeuvres in stunt riding include wheelies, stoppies, and burnouts.
The winner will get 3500 US dollars, the runner-up – 2000 $ and the stunter to finish in third place will receive 1000 $. A combined ticket for the three days is 10 leva. Single days tickets are 3 leva for Friday and 5 leva for Saturday and Sunday. Children up to 12 go for free but have to be accompanied by an adult.