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Holowczyc and MINI joined in success with second place outcome during Baja Poland. Three MINI ALL4 Racing finish inside tip five.

Press release

28 Aug 2016


and MINI joined in success with second place outcome during Baja
Poland. Three MINI ALL4 Racing finish inside tip five.


Krzysztof Holowczyc (POL) achieves marvellous second place during Baja
Poland. Fellow MINI ALL4 Racing motorist and Polish compatriot Jakub
Przygonski finishes in fourth. Erik outpost Loon (NDL) places a third
MINI ALL4 Racing inside tip five.


Munich. Baja Poland, a seventh turn of a FIA
Cross Country World Cup, valid once again to be a locus for Polish
convene consultant Krzysztof Holowczyc to showcase his well-developed driving
talent. For Holowczyc, this sold competition and excellent second place
outcome will be equally noted as his 5 prior Baja Poland victories.


The 2016 book of Baja Poland was a one-off competition for Holowczyc –
and initial critical competition given his retirement during a finish of a 2015 rally
season. With associate countryman Lukasz Kurzeja in a co-driver seat,
a span started Baja Poland in a dynamic mood.


At one indicate it looked probable a Polish pairing in a MINI ALL4
Racing could dissapoint a categorical World Cup chasers until a puncture on the
Saturday theatre attacked them of time and positions. Despite this, the
Polish twin available initial place finshes in 4 of a Baja Poland’s
7 Special Stages.


“Well, this is convene and it is purposeless to assume what would have
happened if not for a prosaic tyre yesterday,” pronounced Holowczyc. “We were
pushing on a boundary though we am happy because, after a one year pause,
we was still means to expostulate really fast. Huge interjection to all a fans that
were ancillary us this weekend in Szczecin. It gave us extraordinary power
and energy.”


The second MINI ALL4 Racing inside a tip 5 was that of pairing
Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) with Tom Colsoul (BEL). Consistent
pushing opposite a stages in Szczecin, Dobra, Lubieszyn and Drawsko
Pomorskie anxious a crowds but, some-more importantly saw them position
their MINI ALL Racing of ORLEN Team in fourth.


The event’s stones also played a palm in Przygonski’s final position.
Punctures and stop repairs did their best to criticise his spectacular
attack though ability and restraint ruled a day.


Przygonski: “This Rally was full of surprises. We got prosaic tyre
twice, and also stop damage, though anyway we were tighten to a leaders.
We’ll quarrel for a improved position in Morocco!”


Dutchmen Erik outpost Loon and Wouter Rosegaar practical their vast
knowledge to good outcome in a hotly contested Special Stages.
Always in steer of a leader, they finished Baja Poland with a fine
fifth with a MINI ALL4 Racing of group Van Loon Racing.


Boris Garafulic (CHL) and Filipe Palmeiro (POR) in a fourth MINI
ALL4 Racing also had a share of bad fitness opposite a 788 km stretch of
Baja Poland. Their central final position was ninth. Even so, the
eventuality knowledge of this twin and a other MINI ALL4 Racing crews is
deliberate critical to a growth of a MINI ALL4 Racing in
willingness for a 2017 Dakar Rally. A competition so perfectionist on crews and
cars that usually a best prepared excel.



Baja Poland
: MINI ALL4 Racing final standings




Race calendar: 2016 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies.


19/02 – 22/02 Baja Russia
02/04 – 7/04 Abu Dhabi Desert
17/04 – 22/04 Sealine Cross-Country Rally Qatar
23/06 – 26/06 Italian Baja
22/07 – 24/07 Baja Aragón
– 14/08 HunGarian Baja

25/08 – 28/08 Baja Poland

03/10 – 08/10 Rallye Oilibya du Maroc
21/10 – 23/10 Baja
Portalegre 500


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