The Northern Forest (Северный лес) is an off-road race in St. Petersburg, Russia. The event is part of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas, and is part of the Russian national season. It is a rally raid event run on ice and snow in late February. Entrants need an FIA competition license.

The rally shares some of the sections that were used in the White Nights rally.[1] The average temperature during the rally is usually round the −10 °C (14 °F).

HistoryEdit

The race began in 2002 as a Russian Cup event.[1] Two years later it became part of the Russian Championship.[1] It became an international race in 2006, and it was added to the FIA calendar in 2007.[1]

WinnersEdit

Year Driver Codriver Car
2003   Sergey Shmakov   Evgeniy Kandzuba Bowler Wildcat 200
2004   Ruslan Misikov   Sergey Shatinskiy Bowler Wildcat
2005   Alexey Berkut   Anton Nikolaev Mitsubishi L200
2006   Alexey Berkut   Anton Nikolaev Mitsubishi Pajero
2007   Boris Gadasin   Alexander Mironenko Nissan Pickup
2008   Leonid Novitskiy   Oleg Tyupenkin Mitsubishi L200
2009   Boris Gadasin   Vladimir Demyanenko G-Force Proto
2010   Boris Gadasin   Vladimir Demyanenko G-Force Proto
2011–2012 Not Held
2013   Vladimir Vasilyev   Konstantin Zhiltsov G-Force Proto
2014   Yazeed Al-Rajhi   Timo Gottschalk Toyota Hilux Overdrive
2015   Tapio Suominen   Toni Näsman Toyota Hilux Overdrive
2016   Māris Neikšāns   Anton Nikolaev Volkswagen 7JO

Eligible vehiclesEdit

Group T1: Improved Cross-Country Cars prepared according to the Appendix. «J» of the International Sporting Code Art. 285.

Classes:

T1.1 4x4 Gasoline

T1.2 4x4 Diesel

T1.3 4x2 Gasoline

T1.4 4x2 Diesel

Group T2: Cross-Country Series Production Cars prepared according to the Appendix. «J» of the International Sporting Code Art. 284.

Classes:

T2.1 Gasoline

T2.2 diesel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Konya, Rita (2007-12-03). "Northern Forest: Extreme and beautiful Baja in Russia". Marathon Rally. Retrieved 2008-09-05.

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