Italian Baja 2015

Italian Baja, maxi race and Mini triumph Victory bis of Al-Attiyah in front of Varela and Vasilyev.


The Russian remains in command of the FIA ​​Cross Country Rally World Cup But the Qatari ace with three consecutive wins is about to put the arrow. Prediction respected at the Italian Baja, fifth round of the FIA ​​Cross Country Rally World Cup. The favorite Nasser Al-Attiyah with the Mini All 4 Racing of the official X-Raid team, sailed by the Frenchman Mathieu Baumel, won the challenge on the banks of the Meduna, Torrente Cosa and Tagliamento rivers in the province of Pordenone. 



Splendid and evocative scenery for the Arab prince accustomed to deserts, who had already won the Friulian race in 2008.

Yesterday Al-Attiyah set the best time (57'17 '' and 56'14 '') in both selective sectors 85 km which ran in the opposite direction to Saturday, starting from Cosa di San Giorgio della Richinvelda and arriving in San Lorenzo di Arzene.




The most tenacious opponent was always the Brazilian Reinaldo Varela on Toyota Hilux Overdrive (winner of the Italian Baja 2012), who, however, could do nothing against the deadly pace of the tread, closing with a gap of 1’24 ’’.

On a scorching sunny day, a lot of people crowded along the route, enjoying the spectacle on the fords, at the Rauscedo Jump and at Valvadrom.




In the final just in extremis the Russian Vladimir Vasilyev (another Toyota Ovedrive), leader of the World Cup, gained the third step of the podium, as compatriot Alexsandr Zheludov (Toyota Protechm) was forced to exit slowly from the final test for a mechanical problem. His troubles also allowed Polish Marek Dabrowski (third Toyota Overdrive) to rise in the standings, keeping behind in turn the Czech Miroslav Zapletal and the Lithuanian Benediktas Vanagas. Without a 5-minute penalty, Spaniard Joan Roca Vila could have placed yet another Jean Louis Schlesser buggy higher.

In the top ten eighth place for Kazakh Yuriy Sazonov with a Mobilex-branded Hummer and ninth for Hungarian Karoly Fazekas on a BMW X6, now an old acquaintance of the Pordenone area.



As has often happened, Lorenzo Codecà on Suzuki Italia's Grand Vitara 3.6 was the best of the Italians, tenth overall despite a vehicle not suitable for tackling jumps and fords on rivers. Among the many abandonments due to the wear and tear of the vehicles - including those of Miki Biasion and Mauro Trentin -, Eugenio Amos with a T3 Class Polaris Rzr managed to finish fifteenth ahead of Elvis Borsoi in a Ford Raptor.


Absolute rankings

Italian Baja 2015 Ranking (pdf)



Pilot : Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah
Co-pilot : Mathieu Baumel
Car : Mini All4 racing
Team : X-Raid Team Gmbh
Pilot : Reinaldo Varela
Co-pilot : Gustavo Gugelmin
Car : Toyota Hilux Overdrive
Team : Overdrive Racing
Pilot : Vladimir Vasilyev
Co-pilot : Konstantin Zhiltsov
Car : Toyota Hilux Overdrive
Team : G-Energy Team
Pilot : Lorenzo Codecà
Co-pilot : Bruno Fedullo
Car : Suzuki Grand Vitara V6
Team : Suzuki ufficiale
Pilot : Luchini Andrea
Co-pilot : Bosco Piero
Car : Suzuki New Gran Vitara 1.9 DDI
Team : Island Motor Sport
Pilot : Alessandro Ruoso
Car : Yamaha 450
Team : Offroadmotors
Pilot : Vanni Cominotto
Car : Husqvarna TE 45
Team : M.C. La Marca Trevigiana
Pilot : Amerigo Ventura
Car : Yamaha QDY 450R
Team : Quaddy Offroadmotors


Codecà Fedullo
Codecà Fedullo
Amerigo Ventura
Amerigo Ventura
Vanni Cominotto
Vanni Cominotto
Luchini Bosco
Codecà Fedullo
Jamp Ruoso
Codecà Fedullo
Vasilyev Zhiltsov
Italian Baja 2015, appuntamento a giugno
Mauro Trentin all’Italian Baja
Boris, Vlad e Maxim: dalla Russia con amore di Baja
Franco Picco al via con un quad
Jean marc Fortin
Corri Miki corri !!
FIA gives the OK for trucks participation
Vigilia da festival
Vince Ruoso
Franco Picco
Si accendono i motori dell’Italian Baja
Il più veloce è stato Cominotto
Spettacolo ai salti
Vasilyev Zhiltsov
Vasilyev Zhiltsov
Vasilyev Zhiltsov
Varela Gugelmin
Varela Gugelmin
Varela Gugelmin
Al-Attiyah Baumel
Al-Attiyah Baumel
Al-Attiyah Baumel
Impossibile rinunciare alla gara di casa
Emil con il nuovo Patrol Y62
L'enigma kazako
Cominotto al Baja su Husqvarna
Al-Attiyah con la Mini, Italian Baja da favorito.
Italian Baja con Rauscedo Jump e Valvadrome.
Lo Sceicco Al-Thani, un gradito ritorno
RTeam esagerato 7 equipaggi
Nicola Dutto all'Italian Baja
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