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. The average temperature during the rally is usually round the −10 °C (14 °F).
The race began in 2002 as a Russian Cup event. Two years later it became part of the Russian Championship. It became an international race in 2006, and it was added to the FIA calendar in 2007.
|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|
Group T1: Improved Cross-Country Cars prepared according to the Appendix. «J» of the International Sporting Code Art. 285.
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.
- Konya, Rita (2007-12-03). "Northern Forest: Extreme and beautiful Baja in Russia". Marathon Rally. Retrieved 2008-09-05.