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Hungarian Baja: Baja with Challenge Cup for Amateurs

The first Amateur Cup was announced by the Hungarian Cross-Country Rally sport in 2005. This year, due to the great success, the competition was renamed to Challenge Cup. The championship can be entered by those licensed racers who do not have the financial background that would allow them to race in the field of professionals. In addition, the race is also designed for those hobby racers who do not yet have the professionals’ routine and prepared race car, but would nevertheless love to try out themselves off-road. It’s not a secret that the sport leadership finds the participation of ‘amateur’ participants very important for they could provide the necessary supply of new racers.

In order to participate on a race, one has to have a race license that is issued after a successfully completed minimum exam on the regulations of the sport. Such licences can often be obtained on the day of the race, although we suggest everyone to arrange in advance an exam on the secretariat of the NAFH. With this license that is valid for a year one can enter NAFH organised races; this year every professional race has its Challenge Cup part. There are no special technical requirements, the organisers only demand the use of E-category safety-helmets.

The vehicles, of course, have to possess all necessary documents (registration, insurance, green card), but neither racing seats, nor roll-over protection is required. Of course, if someone would like to be successful, it is worth preparing more seriously for the race, since many in the amateur category achieve time results that are comparable to those of the professionals. There is a tough competition for the points!

2006/08/16 | 11:08 CET | Editor: MR/Hungarian Baja

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