BULGARIA - The cliff diving superstar Orlando Duque and the best Bulgarian diver Todor Spasov chose Infiniti FX30d as transport for Red Bull Cliff Search.
Nine-time world champion Orlando Duque came to Bulgaria for the ambitious Red Bull Cliff Search project. Apart from trying the best cliffs in Bulgaria, Duque tested the inspired performance of Infiniti FX30d on the narrow roads from the city of Balchik to Tyulenovo village. The Colombian was impressed by the vehicle, supplied by Vitosha Auto especially for the event, and wished to drive it on the long way back to the capital city of Sofia.
"Soon I will need to buy a new car and change my pickup in Hawaii, where I live. Why not buy an Infiniti FX as my next car? I am really impressed. That is one of the most powerful cars that I have ever driven. You can feel the response and the acceleration; it is so stable in the corners. I am a relaxed driver behind the steering wheel and I value comfort, so the FX is a perfect choice for me," said Orlando Duque.
Spasov also tested the Infiniti FX30d and was very delighted by the sporty handling of the vehicle, especially with paddle shift operated gearbox.
In search of the perfect cliff for the Red Bull Cliff Search project, Orlando Duque tried three destinations in Bulgaria - Wonderful Rocks in Varna region, and two rocks near Tyulenovo. The rock arch near Tyulenovo took its place in the impressive number of nature landmarks which are part of the Red Bull Cliff Search project.
The Northern Black Sea coast gave Duque and his Bulgarian colleague Todor Spasov a tough challenge. With water temperature of just 16 degrees Celsius they jumped without neoprene suits. The strong north-eastern wind caused a stormy sea, which impeded the mission for making the perfect jump.
Orlando and Todor made a couple of jumps from 15 meters height, managing to keep away from underwater rocks. The insidious shallows are really hard to surround and present one of the greatest dangers in cliff diving. As Todor Spasov said, "The terrain in Tyulenovo is very similar to one of the emblematic destinations in Red Bull Cliff Diving - Greece. The nature of the rocks is similar, but there is no arch there. The most important thing in the second day of the event was to be extremely precise, because you need to jump in a hole with 2 meters diameter, surrounded by underwater rocks."
Orlando Duque has nine world championship titles and two Red Bull Cliff Diving crowns to his name and counting. He has also been immortalized in the film 9 Dives which includes the highest jump of his career to date - a 34-metre descent off a bridge in Italy. Duque also made it into the Guinness Book of World Records when he achieved a perfect 10 at the 2000 world championships.
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