Holowczyc goes first in Baja Poland as Przygonski was fastest on first stage

Holowczyc goes first in Baja Poland as Przygonski was fastest on first stage

01.09.2018: Ten drivers, who were fastest at the opening stage of Columna Medica Baja Poland have chosen their starting positions before Saturday’s battle in Drawsko Pomorskie test. The first crew on the road will be the Polish duo – Krzysztof Holowczyc and Lu

Ten drivers, who were fastest at the opening stage of Columna Medica Baja Poland have chosen their starting positions before Saturday’s battle in Drawsko Pomorskie test.



The first crew on the road will be the Polish duo – Krzysztof Holowczyc and Lukasz Kurzeja in their Mini John Cooper Works Rally. After five-time Baja Poland winner fans will see another X-Raid-built car, which will be driven by Jakub Przygonski, co-driven by experienced Belgian Tom Colsoul.



Martin Prokop and Jan Tomanek (Ford Raptor RS) will cover competitive kilometres at military range as third crew. Fourth on the road will be the Russian crew – Vladimir Vasiliev and Konstantin Zhilcov in Overdrive-built Toyota Hilux.



Next crews to start the high-speed off-road duel will be: Małuszyński/Małuszyńska (Mini All4Racing), Schroeder/Schroeder (Nissan Navara), Hozak/Sykora (Hummer H3 RS), Munk/Marton (Toyota Hilux) and Pena Campo/Cordoba Tornabell (Polaris RZR 1000).





Przygoński wins the opening stage



Jakub Przygonski (Mini John Cooper Works Rally) won the first stage of FIA World Cup counter held in Szczecin. Polish driver who tops the cup leaderboard was 1,1 sececonds faster than Martin Prokop (Ford Raptor RS Cross Country).



Vladimir Vasiliev (Toyota Hilux Overdrive), who is currently second in series standings, was 11,4 seconds slower that Orlen Team representative.



Krzysztof Holowczyc (Mini John Cooper Works Rally), who makes his one-event comeback, finished in fourth position. Another Czech driver – experienced Miroslav Zapletal (Ford F150 Evo) completed the top five.



Polish Cross-Country Rally Championship leader – Michał Małuszynski (Mini John Cooper Works Rally) managed to score sixth result.




On Saturday (1st of September) the high-speed off-road battle will continue at military range. There are 220 kilometres to cover on the longest stage of Columna Medica Baja Poland – Drawsko Pomorskie test, which will run twice.



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Schedule of Columna Medica Baja Poland 2018 (updated
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The route: 839,15 kms including 7 special stages of total length of 510,06 kms



Saturday, 1st of September


08:25: SS 2 – Drawsko Pomorskie, 222,60 km
11:50: service B, Drawsko Pomorskie
14:00: SS3 – Drawsko Pomorskie, 222,60 km
17:25: service C, Drawsko Pomorskie
20:10: parc ferme, Lasztownia island, Szczecin



Sunday, 2nd of September


08:30: SS 4 – Krzekowo, 18,39 km
09:25: SS 5 – Lubieszyn, 10,50 km
10:10: service D, Lasztownia island, Szczecin
12:30: SS 6 – Krzekowo, 18,39 km
13:25: SS 7 – Lubieszyn, 10,50 km
14:30: finish ceremony, Lasztownia island, Szczecin






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