The world's only snow cross country rally «Northern Forest 2015» will take place on February 20-22 in the Suoyarvi and Sortavala Districts of Karelia. The event will be the first stage of the World Cup held under the FIA authority.
«Baja Russia — Northern Forest 2015» event is traditionally held in the format of a short cross country rally. Its main difference from long cross country rallies is a looped route. For the fist time Russia hosted the World Cup stage for Cross Country Rally in 2003. And this year Karelia has the honour of hosting the World Cup Stage for Cross Country Rally.
The start of the rally will be held on the 20th of February in Sortavala. During two days competitors from 25 countries will cover more than 350 km and test the only snow and ice baja in the world and the challenging forest roads of Karelia.