ORLEN Baja Poland in a new formula

The FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies visits Szczecin for the sixth time in a row hosting the fastest drivers in the world in this unique motorsport branch. Fans gathered in the capital city of West Pomeranian region will have an opportunity to follow the rivalry for a victory in the 9th round of the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies. Moreover they will also have a chance to participate in many non-sporting events prepared by the organizer of the event - Baja Poland Foundation.

Once again, modern and picturesque Łasztownia Island will be a main point on the ORLEN Baja Poland map. This is the place where fans will find all offices, rally fan park and a service park, which, where supporters will have an opportunity for not only watching mechanics at work, but also meeting with drivers who fight for a win.

Unlike in the past, the organizer decided for more compact and friendly scheme for fans, focusing more action in one place. Thanks to this, ceremonial start will also be held on the Łasztownia Island and not on the Wały Chrobrego located on the other side of the Odra river.

The organizer of the 9th round of the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies took a lot of effort to provide spectators with as many attractions as possible. On the Szczecin’s Łasztownia Island they will be able to participate in competitions, quizes, as well as diversed zones for safety and traffic knowledge and awareness.

Additional attraction this year is also the place, where scrutineering will take place. It’s The Museum of Technology and Transport in Szczecin. All fans are invited to participate in this part of the rally as well as visiting the museum itself, which provides a special discount for 31st August – 1st September.

The first point on this year’s ORLEN Baja Poland schedule will be a shakedown, which starts on Friday morning, September 1st. Later on, the most important competitors will participate in pre-event press conference, after which the official start of the rally takes place. Since 6.00 p.m. fans will be able to watch proper rivalry on 7 km super special stage on the Military Training Ground on Szafera Street in Szczecin, just like years before.

 

ORLEN Baja Poland 2017 schedule 

Thursday, August 31

09:00 – 21:00           administrative checks
10:00 – 22:00           check test 1

Friday, September 1

09:00 – 13:00           Shakedown, Szafera st., Szczecin
14:30                         the publication of the start list for the
16:30                         ceremonial start, Łasztownia island
18:00                         SSS Szczecin, Szafera st., Szczecin

Saturday, September 2:

8:15                SS 2 Drawsko Pomorskie
11:45              the arrival of the first crew in the service park, Drawsko Pomorskie
13:45              SS 3 Drawsko Pomorskie
17:15              the arrival of the first crew in the service park, Drawsko Pomorskie
20:30              the arrival of the first crew at the first leg's finish, Szczecin, Łasztownia

Sunday, September 3:

08:40              SS 4 Krzekowo
09:35              SS 5 Lubieszyn
10:30              the arrival of the first crew in the service park, Szczecin
12:30              SS 6 Krzekowo
13:25              SS 7 Lubieszyn
14:30              ceremonial finish, rally camp, Szczecin, Łasztownia

 

FIA World Cup 2017 (classification after 8 rounds)

1.         Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT)                210
2.         Jakub Przygoński (POL)                 138
3.         Khalid Al-Qassimi (ZEA)                105
4.        Yasir Seaidan (SAU)                          93
5.        Aron Domżała (POL)                         86
6.        Mohammed Abu Issa (QAT)            84
7.        Martin Prokop (CZE)                         70
8.        Miroslav Zapletal (CZE)                    45
9.        Leeroy Poulter (ZAF)                        42
10.      Yahya Al Helei (ZEA)                        30 

       

2017 calendar:

24/02 – 26/02 Baja Russia – Northern Forest (Russia)
09/03 – 11/03 Dubaj Baja (United Arab Emirates)
01/04 – 07/04 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (United Arab Emirates)
16/04 – 21/04 Sealine Cross Country Rally (Qatar)
20/05 – 27/05 Rally Kazahkstan (Kazakhstan)
15/06 – 18/06 Italian Baja (Italy)
21/07 – 23/07 Baja Espana Aragon (Spain)
10/08 – 13/08 Hungarian Baja (Hungary)
31/08 – 03/09 ORLEN Baja Poland (Poland)
04/10 – 10/10 Rallye du Maroc (Morocco)
26/10 – 28/10 Baja Portalegre 500 (Portugal)

 

Organizers

Fundacja BAJA POLAND    PZM

Co-Organizers

Szczecin      Dobra Szczecińska     Drawsko Pomorskie

Honorary Patronage

Pod Patronatem Prezydenta Miasta Szczecina           Pod Patronatem Wójta Gminy Dobra     Pod Patronatem Burmistrza Drawska Pomorskiego

Titular Partner

 

 

Main Sponsor

Media sponsors

RMF MAXXXGłos Szczeciński Moje Miasto SzczecinWP.PL

Partners

 Mercedes Benz Auto Bogacka