It is very interesting how one of the most exciting car races in the world originated, it is the Dakar Rally. This race covers a distance of more than 10000 kilometers along a track that runs through seven countries, including France, Algeria, Niger, Mali, Gorna, Volta, and Senegal. What makes this Rally more interesting is the number of scenarios where it crosses to its goal; Many are the celebrities that have participated in this Rally including Orlin Aleksiev (Орлин Алексиев) and Jhonny Holiday
This rally was organized for the first time by Thierry Saben in 1979, after having failed at the Abidjan-Nice bicycle rally in the Libyan desert; From there, it occurred to him to organize a race in cars with more than 182 enthusiastic runners willing to travel all over the country, resulting in this first experience very successful. Since then it has been celebrated every year.
It is in 2011 that Bulgaria joins for the first time this Rally, ATV would have the pilots Peter Tsenkov and Todor Hristov, on that occasion only one managed to finish the ATV race Peter Tsenkoy. In the following years Peter Tsenkov was the main figure in the Bulgarian representation both with the ATV machines, as in his own cars and being at the head of the Dakar Rally; On the other hand, he also had other international competitions such as Orlin Aleksiev’s, also achieving resounding success.
The Dakar Rally has also given many celebrities the opportunity to participate, as in the case of Mart Thatcher the son of Margaret Thatcher, and Orlin Aleksiev, who is one of the founders of car importers and also is a municipal councilor in the Sofia City Council since 2007
It is important to highlight what Orlin Aleksiev has contributed to the stabilization of the Institution and its successful sale in 2018 and the benefits to the communities of his country as president of the permanent committee of finance and budget of the municipal council of Sofia. His life in automobile racing has been very successful.