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Rally dos Sertões: Team HRC back in action for the thrills of the Dos Sertoes. | 22.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Team HRC back in action for the thrills of the Dos Sertoes. | 22.08.2014


Verva Street Racing: Carlos Sainz and Peugeot 2008 DKR premiere in Warsaw. | 21.08.2014


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Rallyraid: The new Schlesser customer racer - 4x4 Mercedes instead of buggy. | 21.08.2014


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Hungarian Baja: Beloved city of Gyor will be the host of FIA World Cup Baja.






The year 2011 is again a significant milestone in the life of the "Hungarian Baja". Back in 2004, when we organised the event for the first time, only a few of us thought that in some years, the most prestigious race of the Hungarian cross-country will get in to the top flight of the world. But it is in the top flight now, because this year it became an event of the FIA World Cup series.

The countdown has already started, in more than a month the event will begun, and drivers will arrive not only from the neighbouring countries, but the organisers can welcome some special guests, some really big, famous teams in Gyor. This year Gyor will host the event, thanks to the hospitality of the town and the ETO Park.

"As the event closes in, we are busy in organising this year event. Both the organisers and also the competitors" said Organiser Zoli Garamvölgyi. "I think it is the best time to look back, how was the first seven events, and to call back the past a bit statistically."

The Hungarian Baja was organised in 2004 for the first time with a HQ in Tihany, in 2005 with a HQ in Veszprém, in 2006-2007-2008 with a HQ in Balatonfüred, in 2009 with a HQ in Jutaspuszta and in 2010 with a HQ in Dabas. There are only two competitors who participated in all the events: Two Hungarian drivers, Zsolt Murczin and Imre Varga.

The longest special stage in Hungarian Baja was 240,72 kms long, it was in 2005, which was a really special stage not only in Hungary, but in the history of the European cross-country. During the history of the Baja, drivers from 23 countries were participated. Only Jaroslav Katrinak (moto) and Josef Machacek (quad) could win in two consecutive years. However, none of the car drivers could win two times.

The Hungarian Baja is glad to host the trucks from the very beginning, similarly as this year. Till this time, 15 competitors participated with 8 type of trucks, Miki Kovács was the one who participated in most times (4x) whith his Scania, he showed how the giant moves in the terrain.

In 2008, FIA Baja Cup winner Nasser Al-Attiyah and Tina Thörner won the Hungarian Baja with a X-raid BMW X3CC, and in two occasions Portugues competitors won the event in T2 category, in 2008 Rui Sousa and Carlos Silva, and in 2010 Nuno Matos and Filipe Serra won the T2 Cup with the Isuzu D-Max pickup.

The most taut fight was the inbound of 2009, where Miroslav Zapletal and Tomas Ourednicek arrived in the third place after László Palik and Gábor Darázsi, and won the Hungarian Championship with only a half point. That is all about statistics.

The organizer of the HunGarian Baja Zoli Garamvölgyi is continuously working on the World Cup event of 2011 (and it is not an overstatement). It is not a secret, that he promises lot of surpirses - just like in almost all the years - which promises he wants to realise as well.

2011/07/20 | 17:19 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/KONYA/GARAMVOELGYI












Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Equipe Mitsubishi Petrobras - test Mitsubishi ASX | 22.08.2014 21:18 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Equipe Mitsubishi Petrobras - test Mitsubishi ASX | 22.08.2014 21:18 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Team HRC back in action for the thrills of the Dos Sertoes. | 22.08.2014 20:59 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Team HRC back in action for the thrills of the Dos Sertoes. | 22.08.2014 20:59 | NEW




Verva Street Racing VIDEO: Official trailer for the unique Warsaw sport-event | 21.08.2014 20:41 | NEW




Verva Street Racing VIDEO: Official trailer for the unique Warsaw sport-event | 21.08.2014 20:41 | NEW




Verva Street Racing: Carlos Sainz and Peugeot 2008 DKR premiere in Warsaw. | 21.08.2014 20:25 | NEW




Verva Street Racing: Carlos Sainz and Peugeot 2008 DKR premiere in Warsaw. | 21.08.2014 20:25 | NEW




Rallyraid: The new Schlesser customer racer - 4x4 Mercedes instead of buggy. | 21.08.2014 18:32 | NEW




Rallyraid: The new Schlesser customer racer - 4x4 Mercedes instead of buggy. | 21.08.2014 18:32 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Top brands and great beasts in bikes, quads and UTVs. | 21.08.2014 18:01 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Top brands and great beasts in bikes, quads and UTVs. | 21.08.2014 18:01 | NEW




Carpathian Buggy Challenge: First Buggy-Challenge in Romanian mountains | 21.08.2014 17:33 | NEW




Carpathian Buggy Challenge: First Buggy-Challenge in Romanian mountains | 21.08.2014 17:33 | NEW




TORC STC 2014: Crandon welcomes Popcorn Sutton´s Sportsman Challenge | 21.08.2014 16:57 | NEW




TORC STC 2014: Crandon welcomes Popcorn Sutton´s Sportsman Challenge | 21.08.2014 16:57 | NEW




TORC STC 2014: Fannin Motorsports suffers first ever DNF at RD8 in Crandon | 21.08.2014 16:20 | NEW




TORC STC 2014: Fannin Motorsports suffers first ever DNF at RD8 in Crandon | 21.08.2014 16:20 | NEW




Baja Poland: "We have prepared an extra attractions for fans in this year". | 21.08.2014 15:51 | NEW




Baja Poland: "We have prepared an extra attractions for fans in this year". | 21.08.2014 15:51 | NEW




Donaldson CC: Sullwald tighten grip on SA´s Special Vehicle Class title chase | 19.08.2014 19:55 | NEW




Donaldson CC: Sullwald tighten grip on SA´s Special Vehicle Class title chase | 19.08.2014 19:55 | NEW




TORC STC: Off-Road Syndicate takes Second in Crandon Off-Road Challenge | 19.08.2014 19:21 | NEW




TORC STC: Off-Road Syndicate takes Second in Crandon Off-Road Challenge | 19.08.2014 19:21 | NEW




Dakar Rally VIDEO: Historic - Top Gear´s Jeremy Clarkson riding Citroen ZX RR | 19.08.2014 18:32 | NEW




Dakar Rally VIDEO: Historic - Top Gear´s Jeremy Clarkson riding Citroen ZX RR | 19.08.2014 18:32 | NEW




Asia Cross Country PHOTOS: Impressions Asian Rally Thailand-Cambodia (71). | 19.08.2014 17:47 | NEW




Asia Cross Country PHOTOS: Impressions Asian Rally Thailand-Cambodia (71). | 19.08.2014 17:47 | NEW




Asia Cross Country: Outlander PHEV completes Rally for second straight year. | 19.08.2014 15:51 | NEW




Asia Cross Country: Outlander PHEV completes Rally for second straight year. | 19.08.2014 15:51 | NEW




Baja Poland: Baja Poland Ambassador Krzysztof Holowczyc - "I love this rally". | 18.08.2014 17:17 |




Baja Poland: Baja Poland Ambassador Krzysztof Holowczyc - "I love this rally". | 18.08.2014 17:17 |




Dakar Rally 2015 VIDEO: El Martillo Racing Dodge Durango at the Dakar 2014 | 18.08.2014 16:32 |




Dakar Rally 2015 VIDEO: El Martillo Racing Dodge Durango at the Dakar 2014 | 18.08.2014 16:32 |




Dakar Rally 2015: El Martillo Racing Dodge Durango Mexico dunes test trip | 18.08.2014 16:23 |




Dakar Rally 2015: El Martillo Racing Dodge Durango Mexico dunes test trip | 18.08.2014 16:23 |




Donaldson CC: Horns breathe new life into Production Vehicle Championship. | 18.08.2014 15:29 |




Donaldson CC: Horns breathe new life into Production Vehicle Championship. | 18.08.2014 15:29 |




Hungarian Baja PHOTOS: Impressions by MCH Photo / HB / Offroadsport (32) | 18.08.2014 14:32 |




Hungarian Baja PHOTOS: Impressions by MCH Photo / HB / Offroadsport (32) | 18.08.2014 14:32 |




















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