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Northern Forest Baja Special-Newssection (Candidate for FIA Cross Country Bajas)

This is the single-news section of the special of the Northern Forest Baja 2008, candidate for the FIA Worldcup for Cross Country Bajas. To see all news please use the link under the article or navigate with the left main-navigation.

Northern Forest: Newsticker Baja-Stages on Saturday.

According to the information from Nart-Time team, crew #236 (Alexander Filippov-Sergey Shatinskiy) heavily rolled the car 4 km to the finish of SS4. The crew aren't injured.

First crews are nearing the end of SS4. There haven't been any substantial news yet. After a short stop for changing the tyres to the "liason" ones, the crews will make their way to the evening service, situated on "Igora" resort's territory.

Except for Gadasin, all cars finished SS3 successfully.

According to the information we got from the route, Boris Gadasin’s car is stopped across the road close to the finish of SS3. Soon it was confirmed by the team’s leader Ruslan Misikov, who said that the reason of his partner’s retirement was a broken driveshaft.

Crew #244 (Pavlov) confirmed their retirement. The race is also finished for crew #245 (Petrov), whose engine broke down. All other cars finished the stage, SS3 starts in few minutes.

Crew #222 (Ducroux) is making its way directly to the service park without entering the regrouping area (passed it with flashing lights on).

Most of the crews report of good road conditions on the track. The route appears to be even faster and more flowing than it was last year. Ruslan Misikov (#212) complained of misting windshield due to the “African” specification of his car. Some problems with the rear suspension and intercom system also seem to hamper his driving.

Information from the route – Crew #244 (Pavlov) stopped 2 kms to the finish line, now the crew is trying to repair the petrol pump. Crew #219 (Naglis) stopped at 68th km – engine failure.

Just before the end of stage two Alexey Berkut rolled his car, the accident being caused by brakes failure. Nevertheless, he made it to the finish. Now the car is in the regrouping area, but without its windshield.

Boris Gadasin finished SS2 without any problems. Other competitors are to follow, but the last crews are only about to start the stage.

2008/02/23 | 13:52 CET | Editor: MR/Northern Forest Liveteam

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