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Hungarian Baja 2008 Special-Newssection (FIA Baja Worldcup)

This is the single-news section of the 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: Loprais Tatra Team on the way to Hungary.

On August 21-24, Loprais Tatra Team is to take part in another racing and testing super-event on well-known dusty tracks near Veszprem, Hungary. The race will span on two core special tests (64 and 48 km in length) run several times a day. Loprais Tatra Team is heading to Hungary not only to race but also to test partial technical innovations related to the entire vehicle in a complex way.

"We’re certainly looking forward to Veszprem and I must admit that the truck is just great, much better than ever before. I have never had such an intensive positive feeling like I had at the latest test session in Slovakia. The truck is incredibly fast and dynamic now. We have developed a new damping setup, which enables us to conduct particularly harsh driving performances with triple jumps really calm. Hungarian Baja is another event to prove that we are on the right track," Ales Loprais adds. The racing crew has not changed and so Ales is to be joined by mechanic Milan Holan and navigator Ladislav Lala.

The starting field of the Open Truck category is greater than it’s ever been, with six crews on the starting list. Luckily, there will be another Tatra of the sister team of Slovak Ladislav Csekey who takes part of the Dakar as a mechanic of Loprais Team. We already know the MAN of a Polish team from Central Europe Rally as well as the Renault of Tom de Leuw. Both Hungarian teams, Szaller and Kovacs, are to take advantage of their home ground.

All fans of Loprais Tatra team are certainly invited to Hungarian Baja, just a few tens of kilometers past Györ. In the competition of Barum rally, Hungarian Baja is to present great racing with a wide Czech and Slovak participation as well as a top-class X-raid BMW team with Nasser Al Attiyah at the helm.

2008/08/20 | 17:51 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Ales Loprais

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