|Hungarian Baja: Boris Gadasin winner of the Rally and new FIA Baja Leader.|
The Hungarian Baja 2010 ended with Russian winning. As it was expected, the Gadasin-Schemel duo (G-Force Nissan Proto) kept their position, they finished the last day without taking risks, and forgetting the last year they got the first place. Before the race, the Russians were 7 points behind the FIA Worldcup Leader Kristof Holowczyc - now they are 12 Points in the lead. Holowczyc had togive up on Saturday after he crashed into a tree.
"I’m glad to win the contest" said the sympathic Russian Gadasin after the race. "It’s a really valuable winning for me, because I had to give up last year, because of a technical problem. If I am able to get the second or first place, we can win."
But for Holowczyc nothing is over: "We still have the Baja in Portugal. Everyone knows that I will start with X-raid at the Dakar 2011 - maybe we will start with the X-raid BMW in Portugal."
In the T2-class the Portuguese Nuno Matos made his "lonesome" rounds - together with the Italian Riccardo Garosci (Mitsubishi Pajeri) he was the only starter in the class of production cars. He won the race - but not only the Hungarian Baja: With this Victory the Portuguese is now the winner of the FIA Baja Worldcup with 33 Points - uncatchable.
Erik Korda and György Tóth (Nissan Navara, Hungary) made the second place in front of Balázs Szalay and Lászlo Bunkoczi (Hungary, Opel Antara RR), with 14:13 minutes the second G-Force Proto from the Ukrainian Bogdan Novitskiy. With this fourth place Novitskiy fixed his 3rd position in the FIA Baja Worldcup.
The Hungarians Korda and Tóth also got the winning in the G4S national championship again in front of Balacz Szalay (Opel Antara RR) and Karoly Fazekas in his BMW X5 Proto.
With an advance of 9:24 minutes the Hungarian trio Kovacs/Czegledi/Toth set the win in the Trucks Category with their yellow Scania (winner of Africa Race 2010) in front of the Dutch Marc Leeuw (DAF 75 FAV), the "Svoboda Brothers" from Czech republic (Tatra 815) and the German Thilo Sueptitz (MAN TGA). For the German it was the first race in an FIA event.
"I really liked this 3 days, the race was really great" said winner Miklos Kovacs. "Dry tracks was also great today, moreover our results are better thanks to the weather." His Dutch concurrent Marc Leeuw added: "I hoped we get the second place, and we did it! We are satisfied with everything, the race and our truck was amazing."
Ceci Paolo and Machacek won the Motorbikes/Quads category. Péter Nagy and Mátyás Somfai were the best Hungarian racers. It was a relevant training for Nagy, because he will enter the Heroes Legend African roulade.
2010/08/29 | 16:34 CET | Editor: MR/HS