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Latvian Baja 2006: Entries open now for competitors.

The Latvian City Madona from June 30 to July 2 is the third time the starting place for the Latvian Baja, a weekend-offroad rally organized after FIA Regulations. This rally will be at the same time also the 5th event of the Latvian Cross Country rally championship.

In accordance with the Supplementary regulations, published on the official website [ ], the maximum number for entrants for cars and bics will be 40 for each. For cars there will be 4 classes: T1 (modified Cross country cars) and T2 (series Country cars) as well as two national classes N1 and N. For the bikses there will be two classes - TM class for two wheel bikses and TQ class for the quads.

In comparison with the previous years the total distance of the Cross Country rally will be 700 km. In three days there will be six special stages with the total distance of 450 km. The closind date for entries will be Monday 26 June.

The organizer of the cross-country rally "Latvian Baja" is the carclub "Rietumi" in co-operation with LAF Cross country rally committee. The chief of the organizing committee and Cross country rally "Latvian Baja" idea author and impulsive force is Romans Erkulis. Full membership of the organizer committee you will find in the Supplementary regulations of the rally.

The spade work is made by the competent team lead by Gvido Kirsons, well known as organizer of international rallies in Latvia and even in the foreign countries. 10 years ago he organized in Madona the first international car-rally in the restored independent Latvia. G. Kirsons is also the organizer of many years rally "Kurzeme", which was some years the European Rally-Championship stage and most prestige rally in Latvia.

Valdis Purvinskis has become for the Cross country rally "Latvian Baja 2006" director. V.Purvinskis is winner of the second place in the Latvia championship in the Cross country rally and participant of the team "Riga Rally Raid Team", two times he took part at the world most prestige marathonrally Paris-Dakar, once as a participant, another time as a team manager.

The great support get the organizer of "Latvian Baja" from the municipalities and self-governments of Latvia: Municipality of city Madona and the mayor Mr. Andrejs Celapiters, self-government of the civil parish Kalsnava and the chairman Mr. Vitauts Bartushauskis. will travel with the rally in cooperation with the German Team and Rally Online-Shop [ ] and report daily from the rally with news and pictures. The Entry Form for cars you can download [ HERE ]. All informations about the rally you´ll find on the official website [ ].

2006/02/10 I 20:05 CET I Editor:

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