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The Republic of Karelia, Sortavala

Baja Russia - Northern Forest

24 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017 Sport

We invite you to take part in the unique winter Baja “Russia – Nothern Forest 2017”!

The world’s only snow and ice rally raid takes place on 24-26 February 2017 in Karelia. There are more than 350 competitive kilometers, tens crews from 20 countries and unique track characteristics.

The race on snow and ice surface is of special interest to off-road motorsport professionals. Snowmobile track is a perfect testing site for racing car cross-country characteristics. 

Being established in 2003, snow and ice Baja has been exciting true interest among motorsport professionals and amateurs not only in Russia, but also abroad. This competition organization and running always receives the high rating from both FIA international observers and participants.

The ceremonial start and the prologue take place on 24 February in Sortavala town, located close to the Finnish border. More than 200-km long special stages route runs through the protected forests in Sortavala and Suojarvi Karelian districts. The track configuration differs from 2016 one, the competitors will cover more than 450 kilometers.

This season Baja “Russia – Nothern Forest” is again the first round of FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies – the world’s best off-road racing series.

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