Vladimir Vasilyev has claimed the 2020 FIA World Cup for Unpleasant-Country Bajas title after the very finest two abet-to-abet events within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. While the Russian used to be off the rostrum on both Baja Hails, his aspects haul throughout the season, blended with speeding penalties utilized to a pair of the a good deal of main crews, method he takes the crown by legal 2.5 aspects. And, as his navigator modified after the outlet round of the series, Tom Colsoul – who partners Bernhard Ten Brinke – takes the Co-drivers’ title.

After the application of penalties for four of the foremost contenders, more than one champion across world rallying, corrupt-country, and triple Dakar winner Carlos Sainz obtained Baja Hail II with Lucas Cruz alongside him. The Spaniards had been the winners of the 311 kilometre fragment and sixth jam within the day gone by’s shorter 108 kilometre stage used to be enough for the MINI crew to protest victory.

Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel had catapulted themselves into title contention after a maximum haul of aspects on final weekend’s Baja Hail I. On the opposite hand, penalties dropped them to 2nd within the match classification, legal six seconds a ways from the clutch, after a 2nd and then fastest time on the 2 sections.

Stéphane Peterhansel and Edouard Boulanger done in third jam on their first match together in desolate tract stipulations and native frontrunner Yazeed Al Rajhi, navigated by Germany’s Dirk von Zitzewitz, took any other salvage fourth jam on his dwelling match. The Saudi Arabian driver dropped time with two punctures. Jakub Przygoński and Timo Gottschalk draw fifth in a Toyota Hilux Overdrive prior to sixth-positioned Vasilyev. Co-driven by Dmytro Tsyro, the Russian done the 2 stages in fifth and seventh jam on path to the title.

Series contenders Bernhard Ten Brinke and Tom Colsoul had been any other crew to amass penalties. The Dutch/Belgian pairing lost time with two punctures and done seventh total in Baja Hail II. Ten Brinke finishes tied on aspects with Al-Attiyah on the discontinue of the season, with Colsoul taking the Co-drivers’ title.

Within the hotly-contested T3 class, Saleh Abdullah Alsaif obtained both his dwelling Bajas and pushed onerous for the Drivers’ title, but within the slay lost out to Vasily Gryazin. The Russian’s 2nd and third jam finishes in Baja Hail I and II had been enough for the Can-Am Maverick driver to clutch the title by 12 aspects.

Within the newly-launched T4 series, Kees Koolen will hunch into the history books as the foremost winner of the title. The Dutchman used to be neck and neck with Aron Domzala all season but inched forward within the standings with a clutch and 2nd jam within the 2 Saudi Arabian Bajas.

The FIA World Cup for Groups used to be claimed by the X-Raid MINI JCW Crew who beat Overdrive by 10 aspects. South Racing obtained the T4 title prior to the Monster Vitality Can-Am crew.

Next three hundred and sixty five days’s FIA World Cup for Unpleasant-Country Bajas has been expanded to nine events and kicks off within the frozen forests of Russia (February 4-7).

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Baja Hail II – Closing classification


Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz

MINI John Cooper Works Buggy

4hr 51min 24sec


Nasser Al-Attiyah/Mathieu Baumel

Toyota Hilux

4hr 51min 30sec


Stéphane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger

MINI John Cooper Works Buggy

4hr 52min 40sec


Yazeed Al Rajhi/Dirk Von Zitzewitz

Toyota Hilux Overdrive

5hr 55min 40sec


Jakub Przygoński/Timo Gottschalk

Toyota Hilux Overdrive

4hr 59min 13sec


Vladimir Vasilyev/Dmitro Tsyro

Mini Cooper Works Rally

5hr 00min 41sec


Bernhard Ten Brinke/Tom Colsoul

Toyota Hilux Overdrive

5hr 03min 35sec


Yasir Hamad Seaidan/Alexey Kuzmich


5hr 05min 06sec


Erik Van Loon/Sébastien Delaunay

Toyota Hilux Overdrive

5hr 18min 17sec


Denis Krotov/Konstantin Zhiltsov

MINI All 4 Racing

5hr 25min 36sec

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