Poles in Hungarian World Cup counter

(05.08.2019) The names of seven Polish competitors are on the entry list of Hungarian Baja (9-11 August) – round five of FIA World Cup for Cross Country Bajas. Hungarian event is the last chance to score some World Cup points before ORLEN Baja Poland (29 August – 1 September).

Third number on the entry list belongs to Jakub Przygonski and Timo Gottschalk. Just like in previous World Cup rounds, ORLEN Team duo will battle for points in X-Raid Mini John Cooper Works Rally. Among 12 entrants in top T1 class, there are biggest rivals of Przygonski, including cup standings leaders Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhilcov (Toyota Hilux Overdrive) as well as second-placed Argentinian crew Orlando Terranova/Bernardo Graue (Mini John Cooper Works Rally). Martin Prokop and Jan Tomanek, currently fourth on the leaderboard, entered the event with Ford Raptor. However, Prokop and Tomanek are not the only one Czech crew on the entry list. Polish championship leaders Miroslav Zapletal and Marek Sykora in Ford F150 Evo are about to prove their pace on Hungarian stages too. All in all, as many as 20 crews in cars entered round five of FIA World Cup for Cross Country Bajas. Six of them will use T3 class machinery, while two chose T2 class vehicle.

Przygonski holds third place in World Cup standings before Hungarian Baja. 2018 Baja Poland winner is 18 points behind Vasilyev and 14 behind Terranova. Only two points separate ORLEN Team driver from fourth-placed Prokop, while 16 points is the gap between Przygonski and Lauronen (5th place).

Five stages around town of Vesprem are scheduled, with total length of 588,26 km.

Another Poles are Tomasz Bialkowski and Dariusz Baskiewicz in Can-Am Maverick X3, who will compete in Hungarian Cross Country Championship.

Just like ORLEN Baja Poland, Hungarian Baja is an event for bikers and quad drivers too. Among motorcycle drivers there are three Polish names: Jakub Piatek, Maciej Giemza and Adam Tomiczek (all three using Husqvarna 450 FE). Meanwhile, quad driver Pawel Otwinowski will tackle Hungarian stages with his Yamaha Raptor.

After battle in Hungary, FIA World Cup contenders will head to Poland to compete in ORLEN Baja Poland, which is the next round of this cross country rallying series.




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