Columna Medica Baja Poland winner secures 2018 World Cup victory

Jakub “Kuba” Przygonski and Tom Colsoul, the winners of Columna Medica Baja Poland, ended Rallye du Marocco, the penultimate event of the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies in second place in their MINI John Cooper Works Rally. 

The result appeares to be the pivotal point in the battle for the 2018 World Cup title. With his closest rival, Vladimir Vasilyev, retiring early from the rally, Przygonski now holds an unassailable lead in the FIA standings.

Przygonski and Colsoul dominated 2018 edition of the World Cup. They won 4 events, 5 times scored second place and only once finished the rally outside the podium at the fourth spot.

Jakub Przygonski:
We are so happy at winning the title; the World Cup is coming to Poland and Belgium. It has been a really good year for us, not easy of course because we did almost 100 hours in the race car this year, which really is a lot. We are really good and we have made a lot of progress this year. We are so happy.“
 
“Our MINI John Cooper Works Rally was really reliable and fast. From the beginning here in Maroc, we were going really fast and pushing. It was not so easy to be on the podium here in Maroc because the top guys were all here and it was really like a super sprint compared to the Dakar.”

Sven Quandt – CEO X-raid:
“First of all, I congratulate Kuba and Tom on winning the FIA World Cup. Both have improved more and more over the year to achieve a great result. I am curious how things will continue at Dakar, and can imagine a surprise.

FIA World Cup standings (after 10 rounds):

1. Jakub Przygoński (POL) 330 pts
2. Martin Prokop (CZE) 220 pts
3. Władimir Wasiliew (RUS) 217 pts
4. Nasser Al Attiyah (QAT) 90 pts
5. Jose Luis Pena Campo (ESP) 64 pts
6. Yazeed Al-Rajhi (SAU) 60 pts
7. Yasir Hamad Seaidan (SAU) 58 pts
8. Cyril Despres (FRA) 56 pts
9. Ahmed Alshegawi (SAU) 49 pts
10. Aron Domżała (POL) 36 pts

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