Vacation? What vacation? Cross-country rally competitors don’t have vacation! At least in Poland, where right in the middle of summer they will fight for points in Polish Cross-Country Rally Championship and Cup, as well as Polish Bajas Cup and – for the first time – FIA-CEZ. 38th Polskie Safari Rally will take place on 4th and 5th August in the heart of Poland – Mazovia region.
Rally HQ is located in Przasnysz, a small town in Mazovia region, in Central Poland. Service park, also in Przasnysz, is another characteristic of Polskie Safari, as it is located on a marketplace. The town will also host the start ceremony, which is planned for the afternoon of Saturday, 4th August. Then competitors will undertake the first battle in the 10 km prologue. In the evening, the ten fastest drivers will be invited for the choosing starting positions ceremony, taking place in the centre of Przasnysz. On Sunday, 5th August they will tackle a loop consisting of 3 specials (about 30-45km long each) in the morning and another similar loop in the afternoon. Prizegiving will also be held in the centre of the town.
Thanks to a great cooperation between organizers and local authorities and also even priests, local residents are being informed about Polskie Safari, and the effect is that they appear in high numbers along the route to watch and cheer competitors. And the route itself offers them watching rally cars, bikes and quads in action at full speed and in typical cross-country rally conditions, like tight turns, bumps or water crossings. For the first time, local residents will also have a chance to see not only Polish competitors, but also foreign ones, competing in FIA-CEZ.