Three MINI ALL4 Racing about to start in Hungary
In the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies short Bajas are on the schedule during this time of the year. After the Bajas in Italy and Spain the FIA World Cup moves on to the Hungarian Baja (12th -14th Aug 2016) and three MINI ALL4 Racing crews are going to participate in this three-day-event: Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) / Michel Périn (FRA) already were successful in Spain and now they want to continue to prepare for the WRC-like stages of the next Dakar. Bryce Menzies (USA) wants to gain more experience in the MINI ALL4 Racing. In Hungary, he will race with his compatriot Pete Mortensen with whom Menzies participates in US-races. The two Dutchmen Erik van Loon and Wouter Rosegaar are the first time back in their MINI ALL4 Racing after the Dakar in January.
The Hungarian Baja will start on Friday evening with a prologue. After this ten kilometer stage the starting ceremony will take place in the middle of the historical city of Veszprém. On the following day all competitors will have to compete in a 170,24km long special stage which will be done twice. On Sunday, one stage of 170,72km is scheduled. The tight and twisty stages will lead the competitors through the woods of the military training area around the city of Veszprém.
Already two weeks after the Hungarian Baja the team will move on to the Baja Poland, round seven of the FIA World Cup and Krzysztof Holowczyc in a MINI ALL4 Racing is going to be one of the competitors. Though the Polish sportsman has announced his retirement from cross country rallying last year, his heart still beats for the Baja in his home country. “The Baja Poland is a very important event for me. After I have announced my retirement last year in Szczecin, I already knew that I would do whatever it takes to participate here again. I will try my very best to take the victory for the sixth time.”