Instead of a single one, two Yamaha HQ Buggies will start at HunGarian Baja in Pápa on Friday: beside driver of HQ Racing, Zoltán Hangodi also Attila Gábor will drive one of the agile T3 cars.
HQ Racing is ready for one of the most important races of the season: the HunGarian Baja, held in Pápa, is not only a round of the Hungarian Championship with coefficient 3 but counts also to the World Cup classification. Moreover, this time there will be not one but two Yamaha HQ Buggies at the start, beside Zoltán Hangodi Attila Gábor will make a return to the cross-country rally tracks after a long absence.
“We are ready for HunGarian Baja, the car is very well prepared, it works flawlessly. I’m happy to see Josef Machacek’s name on the entry list, it’s always good to be able to compete with someone like his calibre.
At my last race I made more mistakes than normally during a full season and as we expected mud we also tested a new differential, but the tracks were dry so it proved to be a bad decision. These two things lead to a sixth place with which I was not happy at all. I hope I can drive without mistakes this time and that I can achieve a good result at HunGarian Baja. My biggest wish is not to have much rain and mud,” Hango said.
“Finally the car is ready and I am very curious about it, but for sure it will be a big challenge to drive it. It’s totally different from my old car: smaller, lighter, 2WD, cockpit is tighter… And I have to do the navigation myself and I have to admit it’s not my strongest point. I’m not expecting any miracle, but I want to finish. To bring up some nice memories, the new buggy got the colour of my old Nissan,” Attila Gábor said.
“I hope we can continue our good record of finishing without technical problems and both cars will finish with the best possible result. After the rally the new car will move to our workshop and ww will prepare it for rallies. It will be available for rent for those who want to try themselves at cross-country rallies with a good car at a reasonable budget,” Hango added.
The rally begins already on Thursday with the administrative checks and scrutineering in Pápa. The first special will take place on Friday afternoon followed by a start ceremony at 9 pm. On Saturday four more specials are scheduled; the event ends with a prizegiving ceremony Saturday night.