World Champions meets Young Guns: Superstars and youngsters on four or two wheels share the spectacular POWERDAYS tracks in the Lausitz. Gus Vildosola brings his Ford F150 from Mexico
Berlin. The entry list for the BAJA 300 POWERDAYS Germany (24/25 July) reads like a “Who’s Who” of offroad racing. And it keeps growing. WRC champion Petter Solberg and his swift colleague Gigi Galli join the action with their high-tech World Rally Cars (WRC). Double Dakar winner Cyril Despres and motocross freestyler Petr Pilat come with the KTM works team. Travelling from the USA are ex-Formula 1 pilot and Indy500 winner Danny Sullivan as well as B.J. Baldwin. The US warriors place their trust in their 800+hp Trophy Trucks from the SCORE International Offroad Series. Armin Schwarz and Armin Kremer compete with their “Unlimited” Buggys from the All German Motorsports team and are keen to give the US boys a run for their money.
As the latest confirmation, SCORE front-runner Gus Vildosola has the reputation as the fastest Mexican from the top line-up in the world’s most fiercely contested offroad series. At the 40th anniversary of the BAJA 1000, Gus clinched second place, narrowly missing out of claiming the first win for a non-American at the infamous offroad classic. Accompanying Vildosola and his ca. 850 hp Ford F150 Trophy Truck to the mega event in Germany is a delegation from the Baja California peninsula Tourist Board.
As initiator of the BAJA 300 POWERDAYS Armin Schwarz is also giving the young guns a chance. In front of huge crowds, top rally juniors from the ADAC trust sport, Herrmann Gassner jr (20) and Mark Wallenwein (22) can show off their sideways qualities. It’s anything but a walk in the park. For the two juniors, it’s about coming out on top in the gravel against other young players from the racing scene.
Their stage is a 2,350 metre offroad track with a special layout for each vehicle category. The crossroads are the special kick, which thanks to ramps are crossed in the air. The corners are another highlight: Banked up to three metres high, as known from US sprint races and motocross sport, they enable Trophy Trucks and “Unlimited” Buggys to roar through at breathtaking speeds. Compact gravel and tricky corners await the World Rally Cars. The motocross freestylers look forward to the jumps from which they take off and fly up to 15 metres high. All this created in a motorsport arena in the Lausitz – and is unique in Europe. The bulldozers are still running at full revs with hundreds of thousands of tons of earth
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One price for all: 18 Euro ticket price includes parking, camping, Race Night. Tickets available now – via CTS Eventim AG, Europe’s leading ticketing and live entertainment agency
The interest is not only huge amongst the main players. Ticket sales have just begun for the BAJA 300 POWERDAYS Germany, and are in hot demand. One ticket opens all doors: the spectator areas, the fan mile and paddock, the Racing Night Party and camping ground and of course the car park. The price: 18 Euro.
Tickets are available via the ticket link on the official homepage www.baja300-powerdays.com. Moreover, tickets can be purchased in advance from all sales box offices of CTS Eventim AG, Europe’s leading ticketing and live entertainment company, with over 2,500 agencies in Germany alone, as well as via the Eventim Ticket Hotline 01805 570000 (14 cents/minute in Germany – mobile prices may differ) or via internet directly at www.eventim.de