Baja Oeste Portugal 2023: Portugal hosts the final European round of FIM Bajas World Cup

Baja Oeste Portugal 2023: Portugal hosts the final European round of FIM Bajas World Cup

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Baja de Oeste, Portugal - FIM Bajas World Cup, round 6 - October 6th-8th, 2023

Riders will meet in the area of Cadaval, north of Lisbon, to compete in the sixth round of the 2023 FIM Bajas World Cup this weekend.

Organised by Escuderia Castel Branco, Baja de Oeste will run over two days and a total of 490 competitive kilometres across the winding rural tracks of Portugal.

According to the FIM regulations, only the best six scores out of the eight Bajas will be retained in the final classification for the 2023 FIM Bajas World Cup. The last two will take place in Dubai and Jordan in the Middle East and that explains the absence of Mohammed Al-Balooshi, who is atop the provisional rankings, for the moment, with 61 points. The Dubai rider has only one victory this season and will need to be wary of his opponents who are present and ready to fight for victory in Portugal.

David Megre (52 points), Andrew Houlihan (43 points), Pedro Bianchi Prata (42 points) and Jonathan Finn (40 points) are his closest rivals, with Finn also aiming for the Junior title.

In total, 10 motorcycle riders are registered in the FIM category and they include four women: Sara Garcia, Alona Ben Natan, Esther Merino Garcia and Sarah Khuraibet. There are also three quads in the hands of category leader Haitham Al-Tuwaijri, Kevin Giroud and Hani Al-Noumesi.

Administration and technical checks for Baja de Oeste will take place in Cadaval on Friday morning (October 6th) and these precede a 6.28km Prologue, which will determine the starting order for the next day’s stage.

Riders will cover 200 competitive kilometres on Saturday (October 7th) and 145 more on Sunday (October 8th)

Results and information on SPORTITY code: BOP23-BIKE

Source: FIM
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