The FIA World Cup is coming back on rally routes

Three days of fight, seven special stages, more than 444 km of rallying - we know the first details of this year's edition of Wysoka Grzęda Baja Poland. The FIA World Cup round will be held from 4-6 September in Szczecin, Dobra and Drawsko Pomorskie. Entries have just started. A starring cast with competitors from the Dakar Rally at the head is expected.

The Foundation Baja Poland has published the regulations and has launched entries for the round of FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas. This will be the most important motorsport event this year in Poland. Almost half a year break in the FIA World Cup entail the rally organizer to expect a large number of entries and leading rally teams and baja rally stars. Those who are thirsty for the most difficult and the longest rally routes in Poland can already enter to Wysoka Grzęda Baja Poland.

"We receive numerous questions about the rally from competitors from all over the world, which makes us very happy. Most of the teams still want to race and plan to start in Wysoka Grzęda Baja Poland. This year's season has shrunk a lot, which may cause that entry list surprise us. We have already confirmed the first strong crews" - says the chairman of the organizing committee, Michał Kaczmarczyk.

Even more fun for the competitors

The routes of the biggest baja rally in Poland will again visit Szczecin, Dobra and Drawsko Pomorskie. During the three days of the rally, the competitors will drive a total of more than 817 kilometers, fighting for the best times in seven special stages, over 444 kilometers long.

"Friday and Sunday will be traditional positions in the rally schedule. The competitors will start the competition from the 7-kilometre-long Qualifying Stage at the shooting range of the 12th Mechanised Brigade at Szafera Street in Szczecin. Sunday, on the other hand, will be the end of the competition on classic "curves" next to Dobra Szczecińska and routes near Lubieszyn and Wołczkowo, driven twice with a total length of 57.3 km". - says deputy clerk of the course, Tomasz Brzeziński.

This year's novelty will be the location of the main rally park, which has been moved to the evolving Szczecin-Dabie airfield. In turn, the rally HQ will be located in the Sailing Centre located next to it. On Friday morning and noon, a Shakedown will be held in the area surrounding the airfield, where the competitors will be able to warm up and check their vehicles before start.

"We have made a lot of changes in the configuration of the longest 190-kilometre long special stage, located in the Drawsko Pomorskie Military Training Area. The routes on the military training area in Drawsko Pomorskie are a hallmarks of Polish baja rallies. They allow us to arrange the special stages in such a way as to give the most fun from driving to the competitors and that was our main goal this year". - adds Brzeziński.

From all over the world to Baja Poland

Wysoka Grzęda Baja Poland has been attracting competitors from different parts of the world and racing in a variety of vehicles for years. It is not only a round of the FIA World Cup, but also one of the elimination of the FIA Central European Cross-Country Rally Championship and championships and cups from Poland and the Czech Republic in automobile and motorcycle sport. And this is a guarantee of international names and a long entry list.

Who can we expect on the routes in Szczecin, Dobra and Drawsko Pomorskie? Toyota and Mini manufacture teams from the Dakar Rally and the FIA World Cup are getting ready for the start, leading motorcycle and quad riders will also be there, and there should be a large group in SSV vehicles, which are gaining incredible popularity. Every year a quite a treat at the Baja Poland are the trucks, that impress with their speed and agility to run on difficult special stages.

All the competitors competing in Wysoka Grzęda Baja Poland will be known on August 28th when the rally's entry lists will be published.

 

2020 Wysoka Grzęda Baja Poland Programme

August 28 - Friday 

12:00 - Publications of the entry list

www.bajapoland.eu

 

September 4 - Friday

9.00-15.00: Shakedown

Rally Park Szczecin - Szczecin-Dąbie Airfield

17.00: Rally start

Rally Park Szczecin - Szczecin-Dąbie Airfield

17.40: Competitors presentation

Szczecin Krzekowo-Bezrzecze, Szafera street

18.00: QS-1 SZCZECIN - Qualifying Stage, 7 km

Szczecin Krzekowo-Bezrzecze, Szafera street

19.20: Service A

Rally Park Szczecin - Szczecin-Dąbie Airfield

20.45: Choosing of starting positions by top 10 drivers

Rally Park Szczecin - Szczecin-Dąbie Airfield

 

September 5 - Saturday

6.45: Re-start of 1st Leg

Rally Park Szczecin - Szczecin-Dąbie Airfield

8.45: SS-2 DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, 190 km

Drawsko Pomorskie military training area

12.05: Service B

Rally Park Drawsko Pomorskie - Drawsko Pomorskie Toruńska street

14.35: SS-3 DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, 190 km

Drawsko Pomorskie military training area

17.55: Service C

Rally Park Drawsko Pomorskie - Drawsko Pomorskie Toruńska street

21.00: Finish of 1st Leg

Rally Park Szczecin - Szczecin-Dąbie Airfield

 

September 6 - Sunday

8.00: Start of 2nd Leg

Rally Park Szczecin - Szczecin-Dąbie Airfield

8.50: SS-4 SZCZECIN-DOBRA, 18,40 km

Szczecin Krzekowo-Bezrzecze, Dobra

9.30: SS-5 LUBIESZYN-DOBRA, 10,25 km

Lubieszyn, Dobra

10.25: Service D

Rally Park Szczecin - Szczecin-Dąbie Airfield

12.30: SS-6 SZCZECIN-DOBRA, 18.40 km

Szczecin Krzekowo-Bezrzecze, Dobra

13.10: SS-7 LUBIESZYN-DOBRA, 10,25 km

Lubieszyn, Dobra

14.30: Podium ceremony

Rally Park Szczecin - Szczecin-Dąbie Airfield

15:15: Rally finish

Rally Park Szczecin - Szczecin-Dąbie Airfield

Organizers

Fundacja BAJA POLAND    PZM

Co-Organizers

Szczecin     Dobra Szczecińska     Drawsko Pomorskie

 

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Partners

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