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





This is the single-news section of the marathonrally.com 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: Russian organisers invite to the unique Snow-Baja.





Russian Automobile Federation and St. Petersburg Motorsports 4x4 Federation invite sportsmen and fans to take part in a unique snow baja "St. Petersburg - Northern Forest" claiming the organization of the FIA International Cup for Cross-Country Bajas event. The event will take place on February 21-24 in St. Petersburg and the surrounding country.

The route covered with ice and snow is prepared especially for the event and crosses picturesque scenery near the Ladoga Lake, the biggest lake in Europe. To move on the participants will need special studded tyres that can be delivered by the organizers on preliminary request (cost of tyres is not covered by the entry fee).

Administrative and technical scrutineering will be held in St. Petersburg on February 21, in "Lenexpo" exhibition complex. Official opening of the event will take place on February 22 in the center of the city and the first stage (Super-special) will start at a special motorsports stadium.

Then the race will move to Sosnovo village near from St. Petersburg. There on IGORA ski resort the Rally Headquarters, Service Park and Park Ferme will be situated. Rally finish and prize giving ceremony will also take place there. On February 23 and 24 the 2nd and the 3rd stages will be held. The second stage includes 3 specials, each of them 85 km long. The third stage includes two specials, also 85 km each. Every special will start and end near Gromovo village.

Those who wish to take part in the event should fill in the entry form, send it to the Organizer by fax at [ 007 812 315 75 50 ] or via Email [ entry(at)northern-forest.ru ] and confirm the entry fee payment.

Participants' accommodation is guaranteed (on preliminary booking) in Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya and Morskaya hotels in St. Petersburg (first day of the event) and in suburban hotels next to the event headquarters and service park (beginning from the 2nd day). Several options of accommodation provide most comfortable conditions to the participants. All recommended hotels comply with international standards and are situated near the sites where the event will take place.

Winter baja "St. Petersburg - Northern Forest" is a unique and unparalleled event that is possible only during real Russian winter! Accept our invitation to see the true value of well-known Russian hospitality, of interesting and dynamical race and of equally as rousing an after-race party. Russian snows challenge African sands!

2008/01/21 | 04:08 CET | Editor: Northern-Forest Liveteam






















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