1. Where is the locality of the race and how high is the average altitude?
The event takes place 50 km from Cluj-Napoca. The race tracks go from 500 to 1700m. http://www.pensiuneasequoia.ro
2. Do I need a MAP on my GPS device?
In EXTREME and CROSSOVER you do NOT need any map on the GPS-device! It is actually BETTER NOT to have any map on the GPS to better see the track given by us! Our track will be black, yours should be recorded in red. You see them best on an empty white screen. So: do NOT buy any Garmin Romania map. They cost money and they will disturb you. Attention: each pilot in EXTREME and CROSSOVER needs at least 1 Garmin GPS. Begin to train GPS use NOW! Make your friend register a track (on foot, bike, car,..), then try to follow the track as fast as you can. You should know your GPS device like your pocket BEFORE you come to the event.
In ADVENTURE you need a free GPS-applications on your smart phones.
3. How do I get to the hotels?
4. Where will be the start?
Always from the base. http://www.pensiuneasequoia.ro
5. Is extra gas needed along track?
No, usually not. Should gas be needed, organizers will tell you to prepare gas cans for pick up before departure. BRING EMPTY GAS TANKS.
6. Will there be night riding?
NO, not in 2017.
7. Do I really need FULL protection?
YES! Without full protection we will definitely NOT let you start! From head to toe you need it all. We will check your equipment EVERY DAY just before start is given. ONLY in the Side by Sides you do not need armor, knee and elbow protection. But good shoes or boots, full helmets, gloves, googles are mandatory for Side by Side riders as well. Helmets must have chin protection.
8. Do I need to have a working cell phone with me all times?
YES! And make sure organizers know the right number, your batteries are full, credit is on – and save this emergency number NOW: 0040-733-404801 (English, Deutsch, Italiano, Francaise, Romana).
9. Is there security given for the ATVs/Quads?
YES, from Saturday before to Sunday after the event guarded parking is provided.
10. What are the differences between the first and the actual event?
HUNT-THE-WOLF is and was always innovative. This means every year there was changes to make it even more interesting, also for racers attending the event before. At the beginning we had a night race, very challenging!, then the first very spectacular trials in town in front of the biggest shopping mall of Transylvania, then the first mass starts on ATV-races, then we increased the event from two to now 5,5 days, then we had the first international riders (now the majority), ecc. The only thing which never changed and will never change is the 100% very very very difficult off-road terrain in the Class EXTREME. Until the event will exist every racers who thinks to be a great ATV-rider should first prove himself in our class EXTREME J
11. Do the racers often return next year?
Yes, most racers return. Some participated already 9 times. And many of them are all year long looking forward to the start of the event. It is a year long excitement!
12. How many percent of racers do not finish the Extreme category?
Let’s say half, sometimes more, sometimes less. On our site www.hunt-the-wolf.com in history everybody can see the participants over the years and also the results.
13. Is the race dangerous?
Well, yes. Every ATV race is dangerous. EXTREME is particularly dangerous, and CROSSOVER is NOT for beginners as well. But: average speed in EXTREME is 17 km/h! This is little. Racing days are 4-8 h long. But when you see the difference in speed of EXTREME and the other riders, on the trails in the forest, you go nuts!
14. Who is the person that is making the race track?
Oliver is doing all tracks. He is the ONLY one who knows the tracks! The final combination of all tracks is kept very secret. Oliver pushes the limits. The policy is: whatever he feels as being totally at the limit, he does NOT introduce in the track. But spots just a very thinny bit below this total limit are part of tracks – in EXTREME. Also he does all tracks without any help in passing obstacles! In good weather conditions all tracks can be driven alone and so far without the use of a winch. But you must be gooood, have a good ATV and the weather must be ok! Otherwise winching will be needed. Most tracks one time are also done with a CFmoto 800 ATV. This to make sure, that also extreme-racing on less expansive brands is possible! When cleaning, checking and opening tracks Oliver is accompanied by friends. Those friends are also racers sometimes. But none of them gets to know all tracks, none of them gets to know the final combination of tracks. All coming races have equal changes to win!
15. What is important for planning the track?
You need a lot of time, skill to connect the best tracks, computer knowledge to be able to prepare them, logic thinking to establish length, organization, rescue in case, ecc. It is not easy, and many times we exit on Beta trials to recheck and clean prepared tracks from fallen trees. But besides the track doing, the much much bigger effort is due for marketing, organizing, ecc. This causes big costs.
16. Anything new this year?
There is always SOMETHING new every year, in 2017 ALL landscape and tracks will be new because totally new area. Be surprised! Also rules in Adventure changed for 2017. Read them here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1U2jsWqNoqQRfik2h4M2J098TcwHoECtT8KWuqyCT2JA/edit?usp=sharing
17. Is any help (medical for example) available during the race, on the track?
Of course, a full team of rescue people is available: doctors from the hospital, mountain rescue, mechanical rescue, ecc. But whoever calls the organizers for rescue is disqualified for that day. Helicopters are available, but not always as quick as in Western Europe.
18. Is any technical help available during the race, on the track or afterwards?
Yes, every year we organize 2 to 5 mechanics who will work 24h/day to fix racers broken ATVs – for a modest payment. But if you want to make sure to be helped ON the track without being disqualified or after finish without waiting: better bring your own mechanic. And for sure we do not have all parts you might need in stock. Better bring your own. During the race mechanical help is permitted, but not help to get over obstacles. Just racers can help racers on the track besides the mechanics for technical issues only.
19. From which country is the main racers attendance?
First years it was from Romania. Since a few years the foreigners are the majority. The biggest country around is Germany, so most are from there. But in 2015 we got 17 nations in the race, in 2016 the Swedish were 18 and in 2017 they announce a second truck and maybe 30 riders…
20. What is the first price for the winner in all classes?
Check our site. 1000 Euro in EXTREME, half in the other classes for the first.
And best: Another 10.000 Euro (1 CFMOTO X8) for anybody winning EXTREME on CFMOTO.
21. What is the date of next race and why this date?
3-8.4.2017, take a week off and drive or fly to us. You will NEVER forget this week!
22. Is it still possible to register for the race?
Yes, until the last day ONLY online here: www.hunt-the-wolf.com.
23. The amount of the start fee?
The entry fee 2017 will be: 1. €600 if paid until January 1st, 2017 2. €700 if paid between January 01, 2017 – March 20, 2017 3. €800 if paid between March 20, 2017 – April 02, 2017 In case a racer participated earlier years he will get €50 Euro discount for each year he participated, up to a maximum of €150. Pilots under 18 years of age CAN participate and pay only half the race fee but MUST bring a notary act signed by the parents. The first 2 racers registering from a country new in the history of CFMOTO-HUNT-THE-WOLF only pay 50% of the registration fee. Racers from anywhere outside Europe only pay 50% of the fee. The CFMOTO-HUNT-THE-WOLF 2017 entry fee contains the following: 1. 6 days of race event 2. vehicle rescue to base 3. pilots rescue to base except helicopter rescue 4. gas transport to refill station 5. water at refill station 6. awards up to 15.000 Euro 7. 24h security for race vehicles in designated area If for any reason you must cancel your registration we will pay back accordingly: until 31.1.17 all except €100 will be paid back, until 31.3.17 all except €200 of the fee is paid back, after 01.04.17 NO registration fee will be paid back. Online registration starts 1st October. Booking starts 1st November. We guarantee a priority booking for pilots flying in for the event (mail us!). By November 1st the available rooms at the base hotel/pension will be put online.
24. What would you recommend to any newcomer before the race?
To read all info on our site www.hunt-the-wolf.com. Most info are given in 7 languages and there is a special link to “tricks”, for those who know English, German or Romanian. The ENGLISH version is always the most updated one!
25. Can ATVs or SxS be rented for the race event?
26. Can I fly to the race event?
Yes, you can fly to the international airport of Cluj-Napoca, Klausenburg. Best with www.wizzair.com. We organize the transport of your ATV/Quad/SxS to the race from everywhere. Flying is cheap, the vehicle transport costs vary by size, amount of vehicles to transport and of course your location. Germany/Italy/France: roundtrip for 1 ATV ca. 600 Euro. The more vehicles to transport, the cheaper it gets.