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Hungarian Baja 2008 Special-Newssection (FIA Baja Worldcup)





This is the single-news section of the marathonrally.com special of the Hungarian Baja 2008, 4th round of the FIA Worldcup for International Bajas. To see all news please use the link under the article or navigate with the left main-navigation.









Hungarian Baja: Interviews in the first service of Saturday.





Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah: We went a bit slower on the first selective, as we considered the tracks quite dangerous. We were all the time following the road book, which was a bit harder on the second, faster stage. We would like to improve in the rest of the day. The windy weather is amazing, as we do not have to bother about the dust. I really enjoy the racing, it was exciting to see, that once Chicherit gave me one minute, and later it was the other way around. The front left carriage got hurt; the mechanics are fixing it at the moment.

Guerlain Chicherit: I am very satisfied with the car, we have modified the setting quite a lot recently. The BMW yesterday proved that it is working just as it should. I like these tracks, this is my third time that I have the opportunity to try them out, and they are really difficult because of the tricky and bumpy parts. We have to focus a lot, look at the road book and go precisely.

Fazekas Károly: The second selective was a lot better for us, than the first one, when we reached the car in front of us too early, and we followed it for 15 kilometres. It was predictable, as yesterday he finished one second before us on the super special. Finally it let us go. Everything is working fine, and we are happy for the weather conditions.

Palik László: We were going with a good speed, and we luckily didn’t have any kind of adventures. The tracks are very technical, but we really enjoy them. The car is working perfectly; we do not want to overuse it. Our aim is to keep our first place in the Hungarian Championship, to secure the Championship title before the last race. The most important thing is to go without mistakes.

Szalay Balázs: We could drive fast enough, but unfortunately we had some problems, as we reached the end of the international field, which set us back a bit. In the second stage we lost our confidence, we also stopped in the start. It is also due to not having completed enough kilometres so far this year.

Kristóf Márton: We did not go too fast, as the front of the car is set too low. Once, we hit a stone so badly that the engine stopped immediately, but after a while it restarted. I think that there is no use going too crazily as we do not want to risk the car.

Kéry Szilveszter: We had a puncture in the rear left wheel; we had to change the tyre, which meant a four minutes disadvantage to us. On the selective of Hajmáskér we went with the Bowler on two wheels, and it seemed to be ages until we got back to four wheels. The water is boiling, but we continue.

2008/08/23 | 17:26 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Rita Konya/HB






















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