At the first stage of the FIA World Cup “Italian Baja 2011” we will see the interesting battle between two main rivals. Russian Leonid Novitskiy and Frenchman Jean-Louis Schlesser – these two experienced pilots met “face to face” on many races in Africa – in Tunis and especially in Morocco. All times «desert fox” was stronger and more successfully, pulling out a victory sometimes even in hopeless situations.
This season 2011 both Novitskiy and Schlesser are going to win the World Cup!
Specificity of the Italian race another and a narrow tracks and river bands doesn’t give advantages for Buggy, so BMW X3CC driven by Novitskiy has a good chance to take a revenge and to open the account of his victories.
L.Novitskiy: “The fact that Jean-Louis renews the sports performances in World Cup is pleasant news for me because it is very great and experienced pilot and constructor and it is always interesting to race with him. We had some internal battles on Rally of Morocco where each of us struggled for a victory, and I can tell with confidence that on any type of terrain this pilot is really danger. Certainly, his 2WD car is not perfect for Italian tracks and does not give him competitive advantage as in open African spaces, but I am sure he will show his best driving skills. He is our main rival in this race!“.