InstaForex Loprais Team: Baja Hungaria results
The summer was quite eventful for InstaForex Loprais Team. After winning the Breslau rally 2014 in Poland, Ales Loprais and his team went to Hungarian Baja, the 7th round of the FIA World Cup for cross-country rallies. The 4-day rally took place August 14-17, 2014 and included a total distance of about 600 kilometers. Baja Hungaria is famous for its breathtaking special stages with sharp turns and winding forest tracks.
77 vehicles took part in the 7th round of the FIA World Cup. The second day was the toughest with two special stages 54.56 km and 96.62 km long respectively. Even some seconds were key to determine the winner so any delay could change the teams’ rankings dramatically. Despite a good start, both trucks of InstaForex Loprais Team withdrew from the race at the last stage. A mere 25 kilometers separated the team from the finish line when Thomas Kasparek driving the Tatra truck named Princess lost the front wheel after a huge jump.
According to the team’s leader Ales Loprais, it was a new experience for the team in such a hard, speedy and bumpy terrain. “We need to learn from our mistake for the future”, he said.
After winning the Breslau rally where InstaForex Loprais Team took leading positions from the very start, Ales was among the major candidates for gold in the Hungarian rally. However, the heart of their Queen stopped to beat only 10 kilometers before the finish because of low fuel.
It is noteworthy that the team boosted its technical level, but the new GYRTECH engine turned out to be not that fuel-efficient. Drawing a lesson from this for the 2015 Dakar rally, Ales said that the truck performed well on the whole and the team was happy with the new engine.
The team is now preparing for a coming test session with Budweiser Budvar winners who will join InstaForex Loprais Team in a few days.
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