|Baja Poland: Poland to welcome 112 competitors in Baja Poland this weekend.|
As many as 121 cars, motorbikes, quads and trucks appear on the entry lists of BAJA POLAND 2014, the second-biggest marathonrally in Poland. Among cars there are 37 crews from 14 different countries fighting for points to the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies.
23 crews will be allowed to score points for CEZ (Central Europe Zone), among them also some trucks. Baja Poland constitutes also a round of Poland Cup where we could admire 21 extra cars. Besides them, the cities Szczecin and Drawsko Pomorskie will host 40 motorbikes and quads. All entries can be seen HERE.
Among the drivers there are no missing names from the world’s top. The entry list is opened by the current FIA World Cup classification leader, Vladimir Vasilyev from Russia (X-raid Mini All4 Racing. However, actually it is Nasser Al-Attiyah (Overdrive Toyota Hilux) who is the most successful driver. Two weeks ago the Quatari competitor won the "Hungarian Baja" and is one of the main contenders to take victory in the FIA World Cup.
Al-Attiyah has a Dakar Rally win under his belt as well as the FIA World Cup triumph. He was also grabbed the title in the Middle East Rally Championship on nine occasions and is a bronze medallist at the Olympic Games in London in ... skeet shooting.
The Czech driver Miroslav Zapletal (Hummer H3 Proto) and the Dutchman Bernhard Ten Brinke (Overdrive Toyota) also aspire to top positions. Besides them there is also a strong pack of Polish drivers with Krzysztof Holowczyc (Mini), Martin Kaczmarski (Mini), Adam Malysz and Marek Dabrowski (both Overdrive Toyota).
There is also a sensational four-wheel debut from Tadeusz “Taddy” Blazusiak (Overdrive Toyota) – a star of the world’s enduro-cross scene and five time world champion in Super Enduro.
Among the motorcycles we will see the returning from injury Jakub Przygonski, who among the Alessandro Rusou from Italy, Adrien Mare from Monaco and Alex Zanotti from San Marino is one of the main contenders for victory in the FIM Cup for Bajas. Among quad drivers the main contenders are Alexandre Giroud from France and the Poles, Kamil Wisniewski and Zbigniew Zych.
In the heaviest category of trucks the Polish-Czech crew of Robert Szustkowski / Jaroslaw Kazberuk / Filip Skrobanek will be the arch rivals for the Kazakhstan crew leading by Artur Aravicius (both with Tatra 815 Prototypes) who has already won the podium spot in the Dakar.
2014/08/28 | 02:21 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/BP | PICS: BAJA / G1 RACING