Baja Russia Northern Forest 2021
The first round of the Baja World Cup 2021 Cross-Country Championship "Baja Russia Northern Forest 2021" from February 4th-7th, 2021 was held by Government of Leningrad region, IGORA Drive LLC, Northern Forest LLC, Saint Petersburg and Leningrad region Automobile Federation in Lenningrad Region , near Saint Petersburg Russia. 1st round of FIA World Cup, 1st Round of the Russian Championship and compete with 3 Legs 10 stages a total distance of 479 kilometers of snow and ice surface. Includes about forty crews from Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, France, Italy and Uzbekistan. Among the competitors are the winners of the world and Russian racing series and championships in various disciplines.
Before Day 1, Febuary 4th, Competitors arrived, administrative checks & scrutineering, Press conference & Mandatory drivers briefing
Day 1, Febuary 5th, LEG 1 TC SS1 & TC SS2 Novaya Derevnya , SS tracks totals 187, 80 k.m.,
Road Section totals 98, 91 k.m., All distance day 1 totals 286, 71 k.m.
The xtremely cold weather from snow and ice were a big obstacle causing many racing cars to lose the race such as some car electric system went haywire unwork normally, some cars slipped out off the track, Some cars stuck in the deep snow, some car gear broken and etc.
According to the first day preliminary results, Vladimir Vasilyev is heading the race. The second place is taken by Andrey Novikov, and Denis Krotov is rounding out the top three. Boris Gadasin is the fourth in the overall standings and the best in the T3 standings. Andrey Rudskoy is taking the fifth place. Yury Arshansky is the sixth, followed by Evgeny Sukhovenko and Alexey Ignatov. Tatyana Sycheva is the best at the end of the day in the unofficial female standings taking the ninth place in the overall standings and Anastasia Nifontova is losing quite a bit to her and is the tenth.
Day 2, Febuary 6th,LEG 2 ,TC SS3 Igora, TC SS4 Novozhilovo, ТСSS5 Berezhok,TC SS6 Igora,
TC SS7 Novozhilov, ТСSS8 Berezhok, SS tracks totals 104,00 k.m.,
Road Section totals 39,88 k.m., All distance day 2 totals 143,88 k.m.
During the night yesterday the weather was even worse due to heavy snow storms. Therefore having to waste time clearing the race tracks for a long times. The first race cars in the leader group were stressed by the competition that could not drive as fast as usual pace. Even with additional black glasses to aid clarity, the track is hardly visible. Blizzard, snow, shroud and everything is black
Of course, today there are many cars out of the race due to many problems, such as some car electric system broken, some cars diesel oil coagulate and admirable to hardcore competitor Denis Krotov show miracles of balance and drive on three wheels, which, of course, led to the loss of 34 minutes! Nevertheless, he made it to the finish SS of the day.
Final Day 3, Febuary 7th, LEG 3 TC SS9 & TC SS10 Novaya Derevnya , SS tracks totals 187,80 k.m.,
Road Section totals 98,91 k.m., All distance day 1 totals 286,71 k.m.
During the previous three days of the cross-country baja, the weather in the Leningrad Region pleased the organizers and participants, frost about -15C and night snowfalls made it possible to keep the track in perfect condition. Today has not been an exception it was snowing at night, and the frost did not decrease.
On Sunday, the participants had to overcome two special stages with a total length of 188 kilometers. According to the preliminary results of the three-day race, Vladimir Vasilyev won the Baja RAF Northern Forest for the third time in his career. Andrey Novikov took the second place, losing about eight minutes to the winner. Boris Gadasin finished the third, losing more than half an hour to the race winner; in addition the most experienced Petersburger won the T3 standings.
And all distance event summary 3 days - SS tracks totals 479,60 k.m., Road Section totals 237.50 k.m., All distance day 1 totals 717,10 k.m. & Prize giving at IGORA DRIVE Restaurant
The main features of the baja, the snow and ice cover make it difficult conditions race unique. No other country in the world can easy boast of such a high-level cross country rally racing event in winter. Therefore it is the most exciting and interesting competition event for those who passion cross-country speed racing which they will have fun different from racing in the desert,water and muddy certainly. Once in your life you must come and try in Russia!
PR-director of baja RUSSIA Northern Forest
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