While the FIM Cross-State series showcased the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia and added rounds in Abu Dhabi, Morocco and Spain this calendar year, the 2022 FIM Bajas Planet Cup is becoming fought out over 8 shorter 3-working day Bajas.
This season’s calendar commenced in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and moved on to Qatar, Portugal, Spain, Hungary and Portugal once more, right before returning to the Center East for this weekend’s seventh round in Hail and the season’s finale in Dubai at the commence of December. Two proposed late summer functions in Chile were cancelled.
This year’s FIM Bajas Entire world Cup is hence staying contested in excess of 7 gatherings with a coefficient of one particular and the finale in Dubai, which will offer a scoring coefficient of two.
The last in Dubai is open to all rivals, but in order to have a chance of getting ranked in the FIM Bajas World Cup classification, competitors must have completed 1 of the previous occasions and scored points on it. The last classification will be determined on the foundation of the very best two outcomes in the sequence, in addition to the factors awarded in Dubai.
This is valid throughout the bike, quad and SSV groups and in the Junior, Women’s and Veteran lessons.
Motorcycles up to 450cc (single or twin cylinder, 2T or 4T) are qualified in the FIM Bajas Entire world Cup, in addition to quads and SSVs. Riders of bikes about 450cc are ready to compete but, as per the 2022 laws, are not permitted to score factors for the Cup.
Consequently, this weekend’s Saudi Baja gives motorbike and quad riders with the last prospect to rating FIA Baja World Cup details and qualify for the Dubai ultimate.
Hail was the host town for Saudi Arabia’s 1st at any time global motor sport party in 2007. The Hail Intercontinental Rally joined the FIA calendar as a applicant function that calendar year right after jogging as a smaller club-status occasion in 2006.
Hail has been an integral component of the FIA calendar at any time considering that and officers permitted motorcycles and quads to consider portion for the 1st time in 2013. On that situation, the Emirati duo of Khalid Al-Falaisi (Honda) and Atif Al-Zarouni (Honda) gained the countrywide motorbike and quad classes for the very first time.
Tomorrow (Wednesday), riders and motorists will go their administration and scrutineering checks in Hail in advance of the formal pre-event press convention can take centre phase from 19.00hrs.