Northern Forest

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The Northern Forest is an off-road race in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is the second event in the FIA International Cup for Cross Country Bajas season, and the second event in 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).

History[edit]

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]

Winners[edit]

Year Driver Codriver Car
2003 Russia Sergey Shmakov Russia Evgeniy Kandzuba Bowler Wildcat 200
2004 Russia Ruslan Misikov Russia Sergey Shatinskiy Bowler Wildcat
2005 Russia Alexey Berkut Russia Anton Nikolaev Mitsubishi L200
2006 Russia Alexey Berkut Russia Anton Nikolaev Mitsubishi Pajero
2007 Russia Boris Gadasin Russia Alexander Mironenko Nissan Pickup
2008 Russia Leonid Novitskiy Russia Oleg Tyupenkin Mitsubishi L200
2009 Russia Boris Gadasin Russia Vladimir Demyanenko G-Force Proto
2010 Russia Boris Gadasin Russia Vladimir Demyanenko G-Force Proto
2011-2012 Not Held
2013 Russia Vladimir Vasilyev Russia Konstantin Zhiltsov G-Force Proto
2014 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al-Rajhi Germany Timo Gottschalk Toyota Hilux Overdrive

Eligible vehicles[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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