MIL OSI – Source: BMW Group – English – Press Release/Statement
Headline: MINI wins Italian Baja 2017 – Round 6, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
MINI wins Italian Baja 2017 – Round 6, FIA Cross Country Rally
Jakub Przygonski secures his first win in a MINI at
the 24th edition of Italian Baja.
Mohamed Abu Issa and co-driver Xavier Panseri take third overall.
Jakub Przygonski moves to second position in the
FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup
akub Przygonski (POL) and
Tom Colsoul (BEL) of Orlen Team
celebrated two superb results at the end of the
24th edition of the Italian Baja 2017. Not only did the
popular duo take the overall win but also celebrated the fact this
result was the first win for
Przygonski driving a MINI racing machine – and surely not the last.
Following the Friday shakedown test, Przygonski and co-driver Tom
Colsoul took to the opening event with determination and went to the
top of leader from the moment the Super Special Stage (Leg 1)
completed on Friday evening. The dominant pair followed this success
with three further stage wins over the course of the weekend.
Taking the win at Italian Baja 2017, round six of the FIA Cross
Country Rally World Cup, follows the second place result achieved by
Przygonski and Colsoul at round five (Kazakhstan) and promtes them to
second in the World Cup standings.
Przygonski:“My first win! We pushed right from the
start but the Baja wasn’t easy – very technical and partially tricky
when it came to the navigation. The MINI ran flawlessly. At the
beginning, the route took us across muddy sections and was very
slippery. Today, however, it was dry and bumpy. I’m very happy.”
Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and co-driver Xavier Panseri (FRA) were once
again in the thick of the action and chasing at the heels of their
fellow MINI Family crew despite an incident on Saturday that saw the
pair lose valuable time. But once back in the game, Abu Issa and
Panseri piled on the pressure to place their X-raid Team MINI ALL4
Racing (#1) third at race end to make it two MINI racing machines in
the top three.
Round seven of the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup is Baja Aragón,
21-23 July 2017. For more information please visit: http://www.bajaaragon.com/eng/
Italian Baja 2017: MINI positions at race end
Colsoul(BEL)3MINI ALL4 RacingOrlen Team3rdMohamed Abu
Panseri(FRA)1MINI ALL4 RacingX-raid Team