Hungarian Baja – Spherical 6 of the FIA World Cup for Injurious-Nation Bajas and the 2d round of the FIA European Cup for Injurious-Nation Bajas.

The MINI crew of Krzysztof Hołowczyc and Łukasz Kurzeja claimed an improbable victory on the Hungarian Baja this day, when the consequence of the sixth round of the FIA World Cup for Injurious-Nation Bajas and the 2d round of the FIA European Cup for Injurious-Nation Bajas changed into as soon as firm on a tie-breaker. Remarkably, after 454 kilometres of aggressive movement over seven selective sections, the Poles and the Toyota duo of Yazeed Al Rajhi and Michael Orr done the event with the same total time. In line with the guidelines, in the event of a uninteresting heat, the competitor who sets the finest time on the significant selective share that is no longer a Qualifying Stage is proclaimed the winner, handing victory to Hołowczyc and Kurzeja after one in every of the closest battles in inappropriate-country history. World Cup leaders, Yasir Seaidan and Alexey Kuzmich done third in a single other MINI John Cooper Works Rally.

Hołowczyc and Kurzeja got off to a correct initiate, ending 2d on the Qualifying Stage on Friday. Nonetheless, they reigned supreme on Saturday’s first plump leg to resolve the general lead after setting quickest time in three of the four selective sections. In the final share, nonetheless, they had been overhauled by Al Rajhi after getting misplaced and shedding almost four minutes. They went into this day’s closing two phases honest 65 seconds adrift of the lead. After estimable the penultimate stage, the Poles trailed by 42 seconds going into the final share, but their flat-out manner resulted in a single other quickest time that changed into as soon as also 42 seconds faster than Al Rajhi, ensuing in the same total cases.

Al Rajhi and Orr won the Qualifying Stage to resolve the early lead into Saturday. They had been neck and neck with Hołowczyc right by the day, but the lack of precious seconds to the Pole – at the side of stopping to trade a puncture in SS3 – dropped them aid into 2d plan. They then won the fifth share to catch the lead going into the final day of competition. Irrespective of narrowly lacking the utilize on their first day out on the Hungarian Baja, the Saudi Arabian/British pairing have closed the gap in the FIA World Cup standings with one other high consequence.

Seaidan and Kuzmich had been never initiate air the stop three in every selective share, despite a broken driveshaft and a puncture in SS4. They retain their FIA World Cup profit with three rounds in Poland, Italy and Portugal scheduled to shut the season. In the aid of the podium sitters, Miroslav Zapletal – reigning Hungarian rally raid champion – and Marek Sykora improved on their 2019 consequence by ending fourth overall, the Czech/Slovak crew in a Ford F150 Evo. The Portuguese duo of Pedro Dias Da Silva and José Sa Pires done fifth in a Volkswagen Polo 86C-C.

Alexandre Re, co-pushed by his brother Joan Pedro, claimed his 2d consecutive utilize in T4, also ending sixth overall. The Can-Am Maverick X3 crew claimed 5 of the quickest cases in the class to head Pavel Silnov/Evgenii Zagorodniuk and Miguel Angel Valero/Jaqueline Ricci Ferris in the T4 and overall standings.

Ninth overall and winners of T3 had been the Spanish crew of Jesus Fuster and Manuel Macho in a Herrador, who done prior to Dania Akeel/Charles Cuypers in the class, the Saudi Arabian/French RM Sport Mamba crew collecting big penalties for leaving the prescribed tune on SS3. Mshari Al Thefiri/Nasser Al Kuwari rounded out the stop 10 in their T4 Can-Am Maverick X3, the crew dropping time with a broken entrance differential on Saturday and a puncture in the penultimate stage.

The seventh round of the FIA World Cup for Injurious-Nation Bajas and the third round of the European sequence resolve the contenders to Baja Poland (August 26-29).


Hungarian Baja – Final Classification


Krzysztof Hołowczyc/Łukasz Kurzeja

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

4hr 56min 28sec


Yazeed Al Rajhi/Michael Orr

Toyota Hilux Overdrive

4hr 56min 28sec


Yasir Seaidan/Alexey Kuzmich

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

5hr 10min 22sec


Miroslav Zapletal/Marek Sykora

Ford F150 Evo

5hr 18min 56sec


Pedro Dias da Silva/Jose Sa Pires

Volkswagen Polo 86C-C

5hr 29min 09sec


Alexandre Ré/Joan Pedro Vitoria Ré

Can-Am Maverick X3 (T4)

5hr 35min 23sec


Pavel Silnov/Evgenii Zagorodniuk

Can-Am Maverick X3 XRS (T4)

5hr 49min 14sec


Miguel Angel Valero/Jaqueline Ricci Ferris

VM (T4)

5hr 49min 41sec


Jesus Fuster/Manuel Macho

Herrador Herrator HRX3 (T3)

5hr 52min 45sec


Mshari Al Thefiri/Nasser Al Kuwari

Can-Am Maverick X3 (T4)

5hr 59min 27sec

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