|Baja Poland: Krzysztof Holowczyc to race in front of his Polish home crowd.|
Two weeks ago, on the "Hungarian Baja", Khalifa Al Mutaiwei took the lead in the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallys, with his Mini All4 Racing entered by the Fazza Rally Team.
This weekend (07th to 09th September), the rally ace from Dubai and his German navigator Andreas Schulz will race the "Baja Poland" with the goal to extend their five-point lead over Frenchman Jean-Louis Schlesser.
In addition, the Polish motor-racing enthusiasts may look forward to their compatriot Krzysztof Holowczyc who will share the cockpit of his Mini All4 Racing with his Portuguese co-driver Filipe Palmeiro. In the 2012 Dakar Rally, the Pole finished ninth.
"I am very excited that Baja Poland became a round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. I feel so proud that Poland joins the other European countries on the motorsport map. For sure it's a great chance for us to make Cross-Country races more popular in our country. I will do my best to show that motorsport in Poland is on the highest level" Krzysztof Holowczyc said.
In the three-day event in Poland, the drivers will race a prologue and four special stages around the city of Stettin in Western Poland. The event will be kicked off on Friday with the 12.7-kilometre prologue (SS1).
On Saturday morning, the race action continues with a 93.30-kilometre special stage and on Saturday afternoon, the competitors will have to contest the longest special stage (240.10 kilometres) of the Baja Poland. On Sunday, the event will be concluded with two 79-kilometre special stages.
2012 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies after round 5
01. Khalifa Al-Mutaiwei (UAE) I 107 pts
02. Jean Louis Schlesser (FRA) I 102 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
06. Vladimir Vasilyev (RUS) I 50 pts
07. Ilya Kusnetsov (RUS) I 47 pts
08. Lucio Alvarez (ARG) I 42 pts
09. Patrick Sireyjol (FRA) I 32 pts
10. Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) I 30 pts
10. Costel Casuneanu (ROM) I 30 pts
12. Reinaldo Varela (BRA) I 28 pts
13. Miroslav Zapletal (CZE) I 24 pts
2012/09/05 | 19:13 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/X-RAID