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Jakub PRZYGONSKI

(pol) 1.86m / 80kg

Hobbies

Jet skiing, running, motorsport, drifting

Sponsors

Orlen, Red Bull, TikTok, Star, Benzina, Platinum Oil, Milwaukee Tool

Vehicle

Brand : Mini
Model : John Cooper Works Buggy
Performance tuner : X-Raid Orlen Team
Engine : turbo engine based on a BMW production engine
Power : 270 kw / 3.500 rpm
Weight : 1585kg
Assistance : X-Raid Orlen Team
Class : T1.2 FIA

Rankings

2019 : 3rd
2018 : 2nd
2017 : 2nd

Other races

Cars
2021 : Polish Drift Championship (1st)
2020 : Qatar Cross-Country Rally (3rd), Polish Cross-Country Rallies Championship (1st), Polish Drift Championship (1st), Polish Rallycross Championship (2nd)
2019 : FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas (2nd), Dubai International Baja (1st), Baja Aragon (3rd), Hungarian Baja (4th), Baja Poland (2nd), Jordan Baja (1st), Baja Portalegre (3rd)
2018 : Baja Russia (4th), Dubai International Baja (1st), Qatar Cross-Country Rally (1st), Italian Baja (1st), Baja España Aragon (2nd), Hungarian Baja (2nd), Baja Poland (1st), Polish Drift Championship (1st)
2017 : Qatar Cross-Country Rally (2nd), Italian Baja (1st), Baja España Aragon (6th), Hungarian Baja (3rd), Baja Poland (2nd), Polish Drift Championship (1st)
2016 : Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (5th), Baja Poland (4th), OiLibya Rally of Morocco (5th)
2015 : Baja Poland (7th), Polish Drift Championship (1st)
Sep 2013-Apr 2016: Guinness World Record for fastest controlled skid (217.97 km/h)

Bikes
2014: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (Ab.), OiLibya Rally of Morocco (12th)
2013: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (4th), Qatar Cross-Country Rally (3rd), Sardinia Rally, Dos Sertoes Rally (4th), Morocco Rally (Ab.)
2012: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (6th), Qatar Cross-Country Rally (3rd), Sardinia Rally (10th), Desafio Litoral (2nd), Pharaoh's Rally (2nd), OiLibya Rally of Morocco (9th)
2011: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (3rd), Merzouga Rally (1st), Tunisia (2nd), Pharaoh's Rally (3rd),
OiLibya Rally of Morocco (2nd),
2010: OiLibya Rally of Morocco (4th)
National enduro, motocross and drift championships

Big talent in a Mini

‘Kuba’ made his rally-raid debut back in 2009 in the motorcycle category, finishing best ‘rookie’ for his efforts. His best result on two wheels came in 2014 with a 6th place, before he switched to cars in 2018. Since then he has made steady progress, finishing runner up in the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies in 2017 before going on to win the series in 2018. For the third consecutive year the Polish driver has been accompanied by the experienced German co-driver Timo Gottschalk, who guided Al Attiyah to his first Dakar win back in 2011. Twice on the World Cup podium alongside Yazeed Al Rajhi (2014 and 2016), the German is highly experienced in navigating for top level drivers. The pairing switched cars at the end of the 2021 season for the Rallye du Maroc, moving to the Mini buggy that Peterhanel used to win the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies in 2019 and the Dakar in 2020. Progressively ‘Kuba’ and Timo have adapted to their new vehicle after mechanical problems in Morocco. 11th on the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, then 6th at the final of the World Cup in Ha’il last winter, for their third outing aboard the X-Raid buggy, they hoovered between 5th and 10th overall throughout the last Dakar to take 6th place in Jeddah for the opening round of the W2RC. Consistency and combined experience which should see the pairing soon back on the podium. 4th in the World Championship after the Dakar, the Orlen backed crew nevertheless need to keep a wary eye out for the SRT buggy of Mathieu Serradori, just 3 points behind them going into the second round.

Ranking 2022

Total dakar abu-dhabi kazakhstan andalucia maroc
58 25 + 11
(4.)
20 + 2
(3.)
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