Italian Baja 2018 – Round 6, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.

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Italian Baja 2018

24 June 2018

Italian Baja 2018Round 6, FIA Cross
Country Rally World Cup

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  • MINI wins Italian Baja for second successive year.
  • MINI JOHN Cooper Works Rally crew of Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski
    and co-driver Tom Colsoul dominate Italian Baja 2018.
  • Przygonski wins Italian Baja 2018 to retain lead of 2018 FIA
    Cross Country Rally World Cup.
  • Amos Eugenio and co-driver Filipe Palmeiro successfully
    complete Italian Baja 2018 in a second MINI racing car.

 

Munich. If ever there was any pressure on
Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) to retain his lead of
the 2018
FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup – and repeat his winning
result of the 2017 edition of Italian Baja – the young Polish rally
star showed absolutely no signs, while on his way to winning Italian
Baja 2018.

 

Przygonski drove a virtually immaculate race to win Italian Baja 2018
in a MINI John Cooper Works Rally. Of the six Special Stages that made
up the 443.49km race distance, Przygonski and co-driver Tom Colsoul
(BEL) won five stages and narrowly missed out on making it a straight
six by finishing second in the Super Special Stage, missing out on the
win by just 0.7sec.

Today’s result (Sunday 24th June) gave Przygonski maximum
race points maintains to increase slightly his overall lead at the
head of a close and hard chasing pack in this year’s 2018 FIA Cross
Country Rally World Cup. There now remains five more rounds of the
Rally World Cup championship. The next round is Baja Spain 2018, 20-22
July 2018.

The second MINI Family crew of Eugenio Amos (ITA) and co-driver
Filipe Palmeiro (POR) completed the Italian Baja in 21st.
In only their second race as a partnership in a MINI racing car, this
new pairing’s confidence and team spirit is growing with every race.

Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski: “We are so happy. It was a
good race for us. We won five stages although we had to fight to the
end with second placed car – sometime we could feel their breath on
our back. At the end we had to push.

“Today was also good because we gained maximum points, which is
really important when fighting for the World Cup. During this race our
MINI John Cooper Works Rally was perfect and we had no issues. Tom
made a really good job. We didn’t have any mistakes with navigation or
cooperation; this is really important when racing with maximum speed
and maximum risk. I’d like to say thank you to all of the team for all
of their support.”

Italian Baja 2018: MINI race end results

Driver

Co-driver

Auto

#

Team

Position

Jakub Przygonski
(POL).

Tom
Colsoul
(BEL)

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

1

Orlen Team

1st

Eugenio Amos
(ITA)

Filipe
Palmeiro
(POR)

MINI ALL4 Racing

12

X-raid

21st

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