Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

AROUND SLOVAKIA - BRATISLAVA

May - Gumball 3000 Rally ends in Bratislava

BRATISLAVA became the finish line for the Gumball 3000 car rally for the rich and famous after a serious accident on May 2, the SITA newswire reported.

Slovakia’s first-ever team in the Gumball 3000 Rally drove a black Ferrari.(Source: Jana Liptáková)

BRATISLAVA became the finish line for the Gumball 3000 car rally for the rich and famous after a serious accident on May 2, the SITA newswire reported.

The race was called off following a fatal accident in Macedonia, in which a Porsche 911 driven by Nicholas Morley and Matthew McConville from Britain hit a local Volkswagen Golf.

The Golf’s driver, 67-year-old Vladimir Cepulayoski, died from a heart attack after the crash and his wife was seriously injured. Morley and McConville were arrested and taken into custody.

Rally director Maximillion Cooper called off the rally following the death.

“As a sign of respect we have decided that this year’s Gumball 3000 Rally will not travel any further and will end in Bratislava this evening, May 3, 2007,” Cooper said in an official statement.

“We are very saddened by what has happened and feel that it would be wrong to continue. On behalf of Gumball 3000, we once again extend our deepest sympathies to his family and we are doing everything we can for them.”

A VIP party due to take place in Bratislava’s UFO restaurant was also cancelled.

The rally began in London on April 28, and featured more than 110 cars and around 200 participants, including international celebrities such as supermodel Jodie Kidd, actor Hayden Christensen, and rappers Xzibit and Ludacris.

The Gumball 3000 - which cost €28,000 to enter – had a route of more than 4,800 kilometres from London to Athens and back on public roads.

Top stories

Wooden toothbrushes prompt small-scale industrial revival in Bratislava Photo

To begin with, young enthusiast Roman Kovács just wanted to change his local environment for the better, and to help people.

Roman Kovács wants to renew production of wooden toothbrushes in Bratislava.

Blog: HR Marketing: Not everybody can be Google!

It is important to know who your target audience is and the position you aspire to achieve as an employer on the market.

Illustrative stock photo

The idea of Slovakia

What does this country stand for? Slovaks could – and should – shout a little louder about what they have achieved, and where they want to go.

D1 highway, illutsrative stock photo

Amazon chose Slovakia for its top returns centre Photo

The online retainer lures its future workers by wages and benefits.