On the 17th of December FIA official website published the SPORTING and TECHNICAL REGULATIONS for FIA WORLD CUP for CROSS-COUNTRY BAJAS.
Please note, that the results of all bajas will be taken into account for the final classification in the World Cup, making all the bajas in the series compulsory for those competing to win. There are also technical changes for 2019 that the competing vehicles will have to comply with.
The first round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies – “Russia – Northern Forest 2019” Baja will be held on 15-17 February in Karelia.
The snow and ice rally raid in the North-West of Russia has been held since 2003, and in recent years it has become the first round of the top racing series in the world of cross-country rallies conducted under the auspices of the International Automobile Federation – the World Cup.
During the pre-start press conference of the Baja "Russia - Northern Forest 2018" Vladimir Chagin, the director of the "Silk Way" international rally marathon, announced a special prize - the fastest crew in the World Cup or Russian Championship standings will be eligible to participate in the "Silk Way 2018" Xian-Moscow race without payment of starting fees.