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Baja Poland: Khalifa Al Mutaiwei extends FIA World Cup lead after Polish Baja.




Dubai’s Khalifa Al-Mutaiwei and German co-driver Andreas Schulz extended their lead in the 2012 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies from five to seven points after finishing sixth overall in a demanding Baja Poland.

After losing over six minutes to his rivals on Saturday, the Fazza Rally Team driver drove with maturity and caution over the closing stages to ensure that he reached the finish just in front of arch FIA World Cup rival Jean-Louis Schlesser.

The Frenchman finished seventh and dropped another two points to the Mini All4 Racing driver, on an event where Poland’s Krzysztof Holowczyc hit the front on the third stage and reached the podium in Szczzecin, 14min 58sec clear of Czech runner-up Miroslav Zapletal.

"This is a new event for me with a lot of new challenges," admitted Al-Mutaiwei. "No matter what your age and experience, you will always learn new things and new tricks. This is, without question, the hardest of the shorter cross-country events that I have ever done."

After puncturing in the first stage on Saturday, Krzysztof Holowczyc set the quickest time in the longer of Saturday’s two selective sections and snatched the overall lead from Vasilyev in muddy conditions. The Pole won the stage by 7min 28sec to storm into a 41.6 second advantage.

Al-Mutaiwei recorded the seventh quickest time on the stage after losing his way for a short time but, more importantly, he finished the special 2min 18sec in front of rival Schlesser and climbed above the Frenchman in the overall rankings.

The Fazza Rally Team driver began the final day’s two 79km special stages from eighth overall, just 1min 27sec in front of ninth-placed Schlesser. Holowczyc set the fastest time on the first of Sunday’s stages, the Pole recording a time of 1hr 4min 59sec to extend his overall lead to 12min 26sec over Zapletal.

Al-Mutaiwei admitted to taking the stage easier than normal to preserve his car and the Emirati was classified in ninth position. But the Mini driver only dropped 37 seconds to Schlesser, climbed to seventh overall when Vladimir Vasilyev suffered engine woes and remained 50 seconds in front of the Frenchman with one stage remaining.

Al-Mutaiwei was beaten by Schlesser by just five seconds in the final stage and duly managed to stay in front of the Frenchman in the overall rankings to extend his lead in the FIA World Cup to seven points. Holowczyc won the stage to confirm the win and Hungary’s Erik Korda was promoted to third overall when Boris Gadasin damaged his gearbox and rear axle on the final stage.

Results Baja Poland - Final Positions

01) Holowczyc / Palmeiro (PL/PT) I Mini All4 Racing I 06:39:26
02) Zapletal / Marton (CZ/PL) I Hummer H3 Evo I 06:54:25
03) Korda / Fabzan (HU/HU) I Toyota Hilux I 07:03:49
04) Ruta / Rozwadowski (PL/PL) I Toyota Hilux I 07:13:50
05) Malysz / Marton (PL/PL) I Mitsubishi L200 I 07:17:28
06) Al-Mutaiwei / Schulz (UAE/D) I Mini All4 Racing I 07:20:21
07) Schlesser / Zhiltsov (F/RUS) I Schlesser Original I 07:21:06

2012 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies after Round 6

01) Khalifa Al-Mutaiwei (UAE) I 115 pts
02) Jean Louis Schlesser (FRA) I 108 pts
03) Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah (QAT) I 60 pts
04) Boris Gadasin (RUS) I 58 pts
05) Yayha Al-Helai (UAE) I 52 pts
05) Ilya Kusnetsov (RUS) I 52 pts
07) Vladimir Vasilyev (RUS) I 50 pts
08) Miroslav Zapletal (CZE) I 45 pts
09) Lucio Alvarez (ARG) I 42 pts
10) Patrick Sireyjol (FRA) I 32 pts
11) Krzysztof Holowczyc (PL) I 30 pts
11) Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) I 30 pts
11) Costel Casuneanu (ROM) I 30 pts
14) Reinaldo Varela (BRA) I 28 pts

2012/09/11 | 15:05 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/PERKINS











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