Jakub “Kuba” Przygonski and his co-driver, Tom Colsoul, won the Baja Dubai in an X-raid MINI John Cooper Works Rally. It was the second round in the FIA Cross Country Rally Cup. Pryzgonski and Colsoul won the first stage, establishing a margin that enabled them to take the win after finishing third in the second and final stage.
The duo had finished fourth in the FIA Cross Country Rally Cup season-opener, the Baja Russia, run in February in icy and snowy conditions. Their win in Dubai moves them into the lead in the series.
Pryzgonski said, “We are really happy to win this race. Today we had a lot of soft sand with a lot of tracks, which was not so easy to drive, but we opened the stage and that helped us to learn a lot.
“In the beginning, our plan was to finish this race on the podium, and we have won, so we are really happy. The MINI John Cooper Works Rally was great and we didn’t have any problems. The cooperation with Tom was perfect, and we are happy that now, after Dubai, we are leading the World Cup and looking forward to Abu Dhabi.”
The next event in the series is the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge on March 24–29.—Brian Morgan