The world’s only snow and ice Baja “Russia – Northern Forest 2019” is held in Karelia from 15 to 17 February. The competition is the 1st round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas and the 1st round of Russian Rally Raid Championship. The entry list includes 44 crews from 15 countries.
The weather on the second day morning of Baja “Russia – Northern Forest 2019”, the 1st round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas, was sunny and windless. It froze a little overnight, and it was enough to keep the forest roads smooth after the field passage. All participants unanimously note a well-prepared track that is a pleasure to ride.
On SS2, the first to start according to yesterday’s choice of starting positions was the crew #201 – Vladimir Vasilyev / Konstantin Zhiltsov. Not surprisingly they were the first to finish the stage. Vladimir Vasilyev: “It was very fast and narrow with lots of turns and series of turns. It’s like left – right, left – right, right, right…”