Pre-event press conference

Before the start of rivalry in Columna Medica Baja Poland 2016 seven competitors participated in the press conference. Among those, who shared their feelings before the ceremonial start, were Klaudia Podkalicka, Julita Małuszyńska, Marcelina Zawadzka, Nasser Al-Attiyah, Krzysztof Hołowczyc, Martin Prokop and Marek Dąbrowski.

Klaudia Podkalicka: - I am extremely excited before the next round of the World Cup! It is no secret I am quite stressed already. This is also one of the biggest motorsport events in Poland, so the emotions are guaranteed. Last year I finished second in my category, so obviously the hunger is even bigger. It is going to be a great rally.

Julita Małuszyńska: - It will be my debut as a co-driver – I have never been on the right seat before. I will try to do my best alongside my husband Michał.

Marcelina Zawadzka: - I have never participated in cross country rally before, so I am even more happy that I will debut during such a great event like Columna Medica Baja Poland. Maciek Marton will be my co-driver, he also helped me with the pre-event preparation.

Nasser Al-Attiyah: - We are beginning the Columna Medica Baja Poland. This rally isn’t the easiest, while on the road we will face a lot of tricky situations. I need only three points to grab the title in the FIA World Cup, nevertheless I will try to score the full amount of points in Poland.

Krzysztof Hołowczyc: - The Szczecin classic is one of my favourites in the whole calendar. One year ago, when I announced my retirement, I already planned how to be present during this year’s edition. I managed to do so and I am really happy. See you on the stages!

Martin Prokop: - My experience on Polish stages is quite big, but it will be useless here, as I was driving the rally car back then. Columna Medica Baja Poland is a brand new thing for me, so is my car. That’s why the most important thing for me will be to gather a lot of priceless experience.

Marek Dąbrowski: - Back in 1999 when I started in Rally Dakar for the first time I didn’t even dream of having a World Cup round in Poland. And so here we are in Szczecin for the next time. Driving in front of Polish fans is extraordinary and we will do our best to score as many points in overall classification as possible.

Organizers

Fundacja BAJA POLAND    PZM

Co-Organizers

Szczecin     Dobra Szczecińska     Drawsko Pomorskie

 

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