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17
05
2019

Italian Baja 2019, Algarotti wins the entries duel with Al Zubair

By carlo 0

– Great news about the track for the World Cup race along the riverbeds –

 

The first entry was signed by the “capitan” Nicolò Algarotti, easyJet pilot fond of cross country, who boasts an exceptional curriculum (he won the National Side by Side competition in 2017), while the second entered participant was Rubens Visconti, both of them driving a Quaddy Yamaha Yxz 1000R of the Utv Legion Team. Day by day the 26th edition of the Italian Baja (Paolo Baraldi imagine) can count on more numerous competitors, ready to face the third Leg of the World Cup race for Cross Country Bajas races, from June 21st to June 23rd . T3 class entries include also Abdullah Al Zubair (Can Am Maverick); for the very first time the Pordenone race will welcome a participant coming from Oman, a sultanate of the Arabic peninsula, who is now seizing the second position as for the Group Rank after the challenges faced in Russia and Dubai, just behind Michele Cinotto. Among Italian competitors,  Elvis Borsoi (Mini All 4 Racing), who is looking for revenge after the unlucky season start at the Spring edition faced in March, Margherita Lops (Isuzu D-Max) who got the eighth place in the Overall Rank in Vidor and Andrea Castagnera (Nissan Patrol), who reached the fifth position after the race faced on the Piave area. Foreign crews, however, go on dominating the Italian Baja, as the only exception is represented by Franco Germanetti with his historical affirmation in 2000. The Hungarian Imre Varga (Bmw X/RR) never succeeded in winning the race, but always demonstrated great ability in facing the competition organized by the Fuoristrada Club 4×4 Pordenone, both faced along the Cellina-Meduna track than along the Meduna-Cosa-Tagliamento route. Baltic Republics are represented by the Latvian Aldis Vilcans (Toyota Land Cruiser) and the Lithuanian Edvinas Juskauskas (Land Rover Desert Warrior), driving extralarge vehicles as for the T2 Group. Despite Spring, five weeks before the start bad weather conditions still persist. The track along the riverbeds, which seemed to be consolidated, has been once more modified by overflowing and need to be reconsidered. Difficulties, on the other hand, are part of the game and everything will be ready at the right time.