Baja Poland – Round 7 of the FIA World Cup for Execrable-Nation Bajas and the third spherical of the European Cup

Wysoka Grzęda Baja Poland (August 26-29), which is held in the Szczecin, Drawsko Pomorskie and Dobra municipalities, hosts the seventh spherical of the FIA World Cup for Execrable-Nation Bajas and the third spherical of this year’s European Cup. The 13th Baja Poland shall be as stressful as ever, with long militia vary sections on Saturday mixed with shorter hotfoot phases closer to town of Szczecin on Sunday’s concluding day of opponents.

With perfect three events final on the calendar, opponents is intensifying and Baja Poland has attracted most of the predominant title contenders all the plan in which by plan of the classes. Yasir Seaidan and Alexey Kuzmich continue to transfer the FIA World Cup standings with nothing nonetheless podium finishes throughout the season. They’re going to be gunning for one other top end result in the MINI John Cooper Works Rally as the Saudi Arabian/Russian crew survey a maiden world title. Yazeed Al Rajhi and Michael Orr are however chasing laborious and have closed the deficit to their opponents to 23 components with podium placings on their final two outings. Having narrowly misplaced out on victory on the final spherical in Hungary, when the end result change into decided by a tie-breaker, the Toyota Hilux Overdrive crew shall be enthusiastic to assemble most components in Poland to capitalise on momentum.

Poles Krzysztof Hołowczyc and Łukasz Kurzeja affect their third consecutive World Cup time out of the season and the duo are attend in action in the MINI after taking the Hungarian tie-breaking steal from Al Rajhi. No one has more victories than the local authorized, Hołowczyc with six wins on house soil to his name. They partner crew-mates Michał and Julita Małuszyński, who done second general final year, in a third X-Raid hotfoot John Cooper Works Rally.

Miroslav Zapletal and Marek Sykora are at relate fourth in the FIA World Cup standings after finishing valid outside the head three in Hungary. Zapletal has been on the podium in Poland no fewer than three instances in numerous different autos. Benediktas Vanagas and Filipe Palmeiro shall be competing in a single other Hilux with the Russian crew of Denis Krotov and Konstantin Zhiltsov making a welcome return in a John Cooper Works Buggy. 

Dania Akeel shall be competing in Europe for many efficient the second time, the Saudi Arabian accumulating more expertise in T3. She at relate leads the class with two wins and a second situation, and shall be co-pushed by Frenchman Stéphane Duple in an RM Sport Mamba. Spaniard Jesus Fuster is second in the T3 World Cup standings, nonetheless narrowly leads the European classification after claiming victory in Hungary. Opponents in the class shall be hard, however, with traditional entrance-runners Santiago Navarro and Kees Koolen also on the provisional entry list.

T4 shall be equally laborious-fought with the head four contenders for the World title going head to transfer. Mshari Al-Thefiri at relate tops the standings, the Kuwaiti with a 17-level revenue over Saleh Abdullah Al-Saif. Frenchman Claude Fournier is an additional two components adrift with Alexandre Re in fourth, the Portuguese claiming victory on the previous two rounds. His two wins put him at the head of the FIA European Cup standings.


Whole distance   


Selective allotment distance:

429.27 km

Preference of selective sections:



Yasir Seaidan/Alexey Kuzmich

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

Yazeed Al Rajhi/Michael Orr

Toyota Hilux Overdrive

Krzysztof Hołowczyc/Łukasz Kurzeja

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

Michal Małuszyński/Julita Małuszyński

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

Miroslav Zapletal/Marek Sykora

Ford F150 Evo

Benediktas Vanagas/Filipe Palmeiro

Toyota Hilux

Denis Krotov/Konstantin Zhiltsov

MINI John Cooper Works Buggy

Pedro Dias da Silva/Jose Sa Pires

Ford Ranger EXR Proto

Markus Walcher/Stephan Stensky

Nissan Navara VK56

Włodzimierz Grajek/Szymon Marciniak



Thursday/Friday August 26/27


Friday August 27


10: 00-15: 00 hrs

Pre-tournament press convention

15: 00 hrs

Qualifying Stage (7.33 km)

17: 00 hrs

Series of beginning positions

20: 00 hrs

Saturday August 28 – Leg 1/Half 2

Delivery of SS2 (184.05 km)

08: 30 hrs

Faraway service/regroup

11: 20 hrs

Delivery of SS3 (184.05 km)

14: 00 hrs

First automobile arrives final service

16: 50 hrs

Sunday August 29 – Leg 2/Half 4

Delivery of SS4 (9.59 km)

08: 50 hrs

Delivery of SS5 (17.33 km)

09: 20 hrs


10: 15 hrs

Delivery of SS6 (9.659km)

12: 10 hrs

Delivery of SS7 (17.33 km)

12: 40 hrs

First automobile arrives regroup/Parc Fermé

13: 35 hrs

Podium and Prize-giving Ceremony

14: 30 hrs

Post tournament press convention, podium

14: 30 hrs

FIA World Cup for Execrable-Nation Bajas – Classifications:


FIA European Cup for Execrable-Nation Bajas – Classifications:


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