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HIDEG AND KEREK VICTORIOUS IN KUMROVEC

 

Krisztian Hideg and Istvan Kerek, members of Auto Club Delta Sport came in first with a total time of 30:58.4 minutes. The Croatian crew drove a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX. It has been somewhat of a photo finish as the time difference between the first and second placed crew is a mere second.

 

“We’re tremendously happy to have won here,” said Hideg. “This is our first time competing in Kumrovec and that makes us a proud bunch. The organisation has been great.”

 

Second place belonged to Antal Kovacs and Gergo Istovics of Hungary, who clocked in one second slower than Hideg and Kerek in their Ford Fiesta R5. Another Croatian crew have found their way onto the podium as Daniel Šaškin and Saša Bitterman (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X) finished third at 31:14.3.

 

“There has been no lack of excitement at the very end of the rally,” said Šaškin. “The all time high number of crews shows that the organisers have done a great job and it serves as additional motivation to all other drivers. The track has been challenging, the organisation has been great. I’m very happy with my drive. Congratulations to all other drivers who finished.”

 

Željko Štefanić, the director of the rally was happy with how it all turned out.

 

“After a lot of hard work that spanned over multiple months, about 15-20 people realised this project,” said Štefanić. “It’s the product of a long period of preparation work, inviting drivers, and we won a lot with the fact that we moved the date of the rally a month ahead - we’re the first rally in the region, therefore everybody wanted to come down for some test drives which is excellent for us."

 

A surprising 59 out of 70 crews from six countries have finished the rally, which comes as a sort of pleasant surprise given that it is fairly odd in the sport of rally for such a high percentage of crews to finish. It definitely is a reason for the organisers and drivers to be pleased that there was only a small amount of accidents and technical difficulties.

 

The specificity of Kumrovec stages lies in a narrow track with many linked curves and crests. Often lots of gravel gets on the asphalt which is put out of the roadside as drivers select the ideal line. For years, the audience recognises Rally Kumrovec as an event that brings attractive rides with lots of jumps.

 

In the previous four rallies Hungarian driver Janos Szilagyi was the best in such conditions. He has won three times, and in 2013 he had to withdraw after half of the rally due to illness of his co-driver while he held the lead. Daniel Šaškin of Poreč has one victory in Kumrovec.

 

The Fifth INA Rally Kumrovec has been supported by the President of the Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.

 

Photo: Uroš Modlic

Hungary domination in prologue

 

Day one of the Kumrovec Rally has come to a close with the end of the second prologue in Tuhelj. Crowds of thousands have gathered for the Friday afternoon spectacle, which amassed an all time high 70 crews from six countries.

 

Antal Kovacs and Gergo Istovics placed first in their Ford Fiesta R5 coming in at 4:44.00, while their countrymen Zoltan Lencse and Tamas Hofbauer, who drive a Ford Fiesta R5 as well placed second. They came in 3.9 seconds later. Slovenians Rok Turk and Martina Lazar in a Peugeot 208 R2 placed third.

 

While they didn’t maximise their “home field advantage”, Croatians Janos Szilagy and Katarina Husnjak of Autoklub Delta Sport did fairly well coming in fourth.

 

Of the 70 participating crews, ten of them did not finish today’s prologue. Seven of them retired, while three did not start.

 

The octane spectacle that Rally Kumrovec has to offer is set to move to Kumrovec today, where four special stages await. A ceremonial start is scheduled for 9:31AM, while the special stages’ actual start is scheduled for 11:09AM.

 

The specificity of Kumrovec stages lies in a narrow track with many linked curves and crests. Often lots of gravel gets on the asphalt which is put out of the roadside as drivers select the ideal line. For years, the audience recognizes Rally Kumrovec as an event that brings attractive rides with lots of jumps. In the previous four rallies Hungarian driver Janos Szilagyi was the best in such conditions. He has won three times, and in 2013 he had to withdraw after half of the rally due to illness of his co-driver while he held the lead. Daniel Šaškin of Porec has one victory in Kumrovec.

LIFTOFF IN KUMROVEC

 

A green colored Fiat 126, collectively known as “Peglica” in the vicinities of former Yugoslavia opened up the fifth annual Kumrovec Rally.  An all time high 70 crews will take part in all activities this weekend, while one all female crew has found their way amongst other starters - Gorana Hunić and Maja Redžić.

 

Administrative checks, scrutineerings and reconnaisance opened up the day in Kumrovec, but the party moved to Tuhelj in the afternoon hours for two prologues. The event will, however, move back to Kumrovec on Saturday as four special stages will take place.

 

The weather has been pulling off a Jekyll and Hyde with the organisers with snow and rain in the morning hours, followed by clouds, but the sun showed up just in time for the start of the octane fueled weekend in Zagorje. All’s well that ends well!

 

 

Promotion of 5. INA Rally Kumrovec in Zabok

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Saturday morning the week before the 5. INA Rally Kumrovec was used by organizer to promote the competition in front of City Caffe in Zabok. At just one place visitors were able to see the exposed rally cars and win the prizes of partners of the rally. Also, during the promotion they were given all the information about the first rally of the season in Croatia.

 

 

 

"Promotion was successful, hundreds of visitors and guests of City caffe have seen rally cars at close, the same ones that will compete next weekend at the 5th INA Rally Kumrovec. The visitors were given a word of advice on which positions to watch the special stages, but also we pointed out the safety tips to be followed on all motorsport events. By this we have accomplished one ot the most important goals of our club - education "- said in Zabok Dino Deljkic, president AC Delta Sport, the organizer of Rally Kumrovec.

 

 

 

 

The deadline for entries has expired on Friday, February 26, at midnight. "One of the last entries was Rok Turk's, an extremely fast driver from Slovenia, who had never competed in Kumrovec. I'm more than satisfied with a total of 76 entrants from a total of 7 countries. For the first tune Rally Kumrovec has an intercontinental character, because Zoltan Kovacs owns the Canadian license . Preparations are in the final stage of and we have prepared several important innovations, about which we will talk more in the days to come"- said the director of the rally Zeljko Stefanic.

 

 

 

 

Patron of the 5. INA Rally Kumrovec is the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. The event will be held on 4 and 5 March in Tuheljske Toplice and Kumrovec.

 

 

President patron of the 5. INA Rally Kumrovec 2016.

 

Couple of weeks prior to the start of Kumrovec rally organizer recived good news from the president's office. President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has confirmed hers patronage of the 5. INA Rally Kumrovec 2016. The organizer in this occasion called the president to the most famous village in the world to symbolicaly mark the start of the race by raising the Croatian flag in front of the vehicle with starting number 1.

 

 

International 5. INA Rally Kumrovec will gather crews from six countries of the region. Nearly 70 crews announced their appearance and the registration process is open until 26. February. On the first day of the competition, on Friday, 4. March, Kreator TV will broadcast live the first special stage which will be held in the parking lot of Terme Tuhelj. After the inital two special stages that will have show-character, scoring part of the competition will be held on Saturday, 5. March at the circular track above Kumrovec. Itinerary is 51.40 km long, out of which 42.54 km will be special stages.

 

 

 

The specificity of Kumrovec stages lies in a narrow track with many linked curves and crests. Often lots of gravel gets on the asphalt which is put out of the roadside as drivers select the ideal line. For years, the audience recognizes Rally Kumrovec as an event that brings attractive rides with lots of jumps. In the previous four rallies Hungarian driver Janos Szilagyi was the best in such conditions. He has won three times, and in 2013 he had to withdraw after half of the rally due to illness of his co-driver while he held the lead. Daniel Šaškin of Porec has one victory in Kumrovec.

 

 

More than 60 crews announced their appearance in Kumrovec, entires are still arriving!

Janos Szilagyi

 

Almost a month prior to the start of the 5. INA Rally Kumrovec 2016, more than 60 competitor crews have entered for the event. With the prevailing 40 crews from Croatia, one-third comes from the surrounding countries - Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, Italy and Austria. Among the most attractive ones certainly are triple winners Janos Szilagyi and Botond Csanyi with Peugeot 207 S2000, and winner of the Rally Kumrovec 2013 Daniel Saskin with Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, who is still intensively searching for a co-driver.

 

 

 

The strongest class 1 consisting of the 4-wheel drive vehicles with mentioned Szilagyi and Saskin has another nine crews that will certainly fight for the top standings. Hungarian Sandor Olle has entered with Ford Fiesta S2000, while his compatriots Antal Kovacs and Zoltan Lencse entered with Fiestas R5. Always quick Slovenes Darko Peljhan with Lancer EVO X and Bostjan Logar with Subaru Impreza N14 also entered the event.

 

 

 

Interesting battles are expected in the so-called small classes. Viliam Prodan and Zdravko Drazenovic are coming to warm up for the Mitropa Rally Cup which starts on 18 and 19 March in Austria. With their top prepared Peugeot 208 R2 they will compete for the first time in Kumrovec since 2012 and try to overcome the crest which is among the rally drivers popularly called "Prodan's jump". The main competitors for the top will be Hungarians Sabolcs Borbas and Gergely Harmos in a Citroen DS3 R3T and two other Croatian crews with Mitropa experience Tomas Hrvatin and Marko Stiperski in Renault Clio RS and Ivica Siladić and Jasna Durak in Skoda Fabia R2.

 

 

 

For the first time in Kumrovec appearance of crews from Italy is expected. Acco Lino with co-driver Serena Annapaolo announced arrival with Renault Clio Maxi who, despite the older date of production is still very competitive on tarmac special stages. Angelo Martinis and Silvia Mosena with Citroen Saxo VTS, as well as Stefano Tavano and Dario Andrian with Honda Civic Vti are also on the entry list.

 

 

 

On Kumrovec special stages motorsport fans will be able to see vintage Ford Escort MK1 of Kresimir Ravenscak in one asphalt rally after four years of break. Among the entrants there can be found several interesting historical vehicles such as Fiat 126 od Marko Oto Juricev Martincev, Zastava 850 of Andrej Mrak or Lada 2107 of Gabor Wojtek.

 

 

 

There will be no lack of octane excitements on 5. INA Rally Kumrovec 2016. The prologue in the parking lot of Terme Tuhelj will be held on Friday 4. March, and the rally will continue with special stages in Kumrovec on Saturday. Entry procedure for participation is open until Friday 26 February.

 

 

Video announcement:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8U9Mv5kzvQ

 

 

Accommodation for all participants!

Vijest foto

 

All participants of the "6th INA RALLY KUMROVEC 2017" have the possibility of accommodation in Terme Tuhelj, the largest spa and wellness center in Croatia, only 10 km from Kumrovec and 35 km from Zagreb.

 

 

More information about accommodation and reservation form you can find here.

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