Hungarian Baja - August 10-11, 2018
FIM Bajas World Cup, round 3
Veszprém, August 11, 2018
Friday August 10, SSS: 11.40km
Saturday, August 11, SS2 and SS3: 310.00km
After heavy rain fell in the Veszprém area on Friday night that flooded many of the tracks, Saturday’s two special stages were shortened.
Neither the changes to the terrain nor the length of the stages prevented Stefan Svitko (KTM) from leading the third and final round of the FIM Bajas World Cup from the start and sealing
After 310km, the Slovakian finished the two stages of the 2018 HunGarian Baja with a lead of 4min 32sec over the Portuguese rider Marco Patrao (KTM) - who fought to keep his second position - and 21min 47sec over Jan Brabec (Husqvarna), who received eight minutes of time penalties for arriving late in Parc Ferme after a mechanical problem.
Rita Vieira (Yamaha) was the only woman on the motorcycle entry list. She fell heavily and the clutch handle pierced her boot. She injured her foot and was forced to retire.
Mohammed Al-Balooshi (KTM) escaped near disaster. The Emirati turned around on the track after the refueling in a bid to repair his bike. This was a dangerous manoeuvre that can, according to the FIM regulations, lead to exclusion from the race. Instead the Jury handed the rider a two-hour penalty. He, therefore, finished sixth in the Baja but won the FIM Bajas World Cup from Mario Patrao and Manuel Lucchese.
In the quad category, Arnaldo Martins (Suzuki) won the HunGarian Baja by more than 16 minutes from the second-placed Juraj Varga (Yamaha) and over 17 minutes from Arkadiusz Lindner (Can-Am).
Thanks to the win, the Portuguese claimed the FIM Bajas World Cup title for quads and finished ahead of Daniel Vila Vaques (fifth at the HunGarian Baja) and Arkadiusz Lindner.
HunGarian Baja – motorcycles result
1. Stefan Svitko (KTM) - 4hr 04min 37sec
2. Mário Patrão (KTM) @ 4min 32sec
3. Jan Brabec (Husqvarna) @ 21min 47sec
HunGarian Baja – quad result
1. Arnaldo Martins (Suzuki) - 4hrs 41min 17sec
2. Juraj Varga (Yamaha) @ 16min 32sec
3. Arkadiusz Lindner (Can Am) @ 17min 20sec
2018 FIM BAJAS WORLD CUP – MOTORCYCLES
1. Mohammed Al Balooshi 33 points
2. Mario Patrao 27 points
3. Manuel Lucchese 26 points
2018 FIM BAJAS WORLD CUP – QUADS
1. Arnaldo Martins 37 points
2. Daniel Vila Vaques 31 points
3. Arkadiusz Lindner 26 points
2018 FIM BAJAS WORLD CUP – JUNIORS
1. Daniel Vila Vaques 40 points
2. Fahad Al-Mussallam 20 points
3. Adam Tomiczek 17 points
2018 FIM BAJAS WORLD CUP – WOMEN
1. Olga Rouckova 33 points
2. Rosa Romero 20 points
3. Sara Garcia 17 points