Baja Poland 2019: Strong competition expected

Baja Poland 2019: Strong competition expected

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Terranova, Przygoński, Wasiliew, Hołowcz are the top contenders to for the upcomming Baja Poland 2019.   These 4 teams will be joined by another 16 in the fight for points in the World Cup classification.  In T1 there will be 14 teams, in T3(UTV/SSV) another 4 and the remaining two will be racing in T2 (Production)

Defending X-Raid colours (and also his Baja World Cup lead) Terranova will race in Poland in a Mini All4 Racing while the rest of the X-Raid cars will are from the newer version - the Mini John Cooper Works Rally, and will be driven by Jakub Przygoński/Timo Gottschalk - last year's winner of Baja Poland. Hołowczyc returns to the "active" to race his home event with Kurzeja at his side on another Mini JCWR while the the remaining Mini will be at the service of Małuszyński / Małuszyńska.  

Toyota's spear heads will be Vladimir Wasiliev and Konstantin Żilcowa - world cup winners in the 2014 season, and the Polish-Lithuanian crew Benediktas Vanagas / Sebastian Rozwadowski. Ford F150 has the leaders of the Polish championship scoring - Miroslav Zapletal /Marek Sykora (Czech Republic / Slovakia), as well as Paweł Molgo and Janusz Jandrowicz.

ORLEN Baja Poland is also valid for the Central European Zone Championship (FIA CEZ), the Polish Championship (RMPST) and the Czech Republic Championship (MMCR). The common entry list for all these events includes 44 crews, of which 16 are fighting in the world cup.  On the list of the Polish Cup and Dacia Duster Elf Cup there are 26 teams.

The Special stages in Szczecin, Drawsko Pomorskie and Dobra will also be used by the quad and motorbike participants of this baja. The quad category has 15 participants, while the motorbikes only have 8.

Finally, the "big boys" who will be represented by Czech Martin who will take his IVECO Powerstar truck to Szczecin.

ORLEN Baja Poland will take place from August 28 - September 1. The organizers have prepared seven special stages with a total length of 515 km. On Friday, the competition will open with a 7-kilometer trial in Szczecin. Saturday is a racing day at the training ground in Drawsko Pomorskie, where competitors will overcome a stage with a length of 225 km twice. The schedule of the Sunday stage consists of two sections, also raced twice. The first of them is Krzekowo (18.39 km) and Lubesszyn (10.5 km) located in Dobra Commune.

 

Rally-Raid Network
Source Baja Poland official press

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