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Thread: Baltic Open 2009, Finland, 20-23.8.2009

  1. #1
    Hi!

    Id like to inform that Baltic Open 2009 will be held in Finland. Dates for the competition will be on week 34 with racing on Thursday-Friday 20-21.8 and with after parties the weekend after (21-23.8). The German competition is at week 32 and Italy at week 36, so this puts Baltic Open just in between.

    The location for the Baltic Open will be at Malmi karting track, which is approx. 25 km from our school. The official site for the track is at http://www.helsinginkartingrata.com/ and the layout of the track can be seen at http://www.helsinginkartingrat...malminratakuvamp.gif. Also check: Google maps satellite picture of the track and its surroundings.

    The events that will be run are Acceleration, Autocross and Endurance. The track we're running at doesn't have the space for a skidpad, so we might arrange some kind of "superslalom" to give points for lateral performance. There will be no static events.

    Hopefully many teams will attend when we get the exact date set. The event will be held in traditional Baltic Open fashion. We have usually had a small fee per person and no entry fee teams. We will take care of accommodation.

    Please feel free to comment or ask questions.

    Our email address: formula@metropolia-motorsport.fi
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    Suspension Manager
    Helsinki UAS
    Metropolia Motorsport Formula Engineering Team
    "The Worst Team In Finland"
    http://www.metropolia-motorsport.fi/

  2. #2
    Hi!

    Id like to inform that Baltic Open 2009 will be held in Finland. Dates for the competition will be on week 34 with racing on Thursday-Friday 20-21.8 and with after parties the weekend after (21-23.8). The German competition is at week 32 and Italy at week 36, so this puts Baltic Open just in between.

    The location for the Baltic Open will be at Malmi karting track, which is approx. 25 km from our school. The official site for the track is at http://www.helsinginkartingrata.com/ and the layout of the track can be seen at http://www.helsinginkartingrat...malminratakuvamp.gif. Also check: Google maps satellite picture of the track and its surroundings.

    The events that will be run are Acceleration, Autocross and Endurance. The track we're running at doesn't have the space for a skidpad, so we might arrange some kind of "superslalom" to give points for lateral performance. There will be no static events.

    Hopefully many teams will attend when we get the exact date set. The event will be held in traditional Baltic Open fashion. We have usually had a small fee per person and no entry fee teams. We will take care of accommodation.

    Please feel free to comment or ask questions.

    Our email address: formula@metropolia-motorsport.fi
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Suspension Manager
    Helsinki UAS
    Metropolia Motorsport Formula Engineering Team
    "The Worst Team In Finland"
    http://www.metropolia-motorsport.fi/

  3. #3
    Today we had a little meeting with couple of guys in the organising "committee" and we got something decided but also lot of questions came up.

    Few very-far-away-teams that are attending FSG09 have expressed great interest in taking part to Baltic Open. Only way they'd be able to take part to BO would be that it would be very close to FSG. Say, within a week. Would this be too close for some European teams? After FSG there would be only 1-2 free days and of to a new competition again. And if your car runs into troubles in FSG, there might not be enough time to fix it.
    Although a ten team FSG->BO-convoy towards Helsinki including a seven day binge may sound tempting to some...

    So, what we would like to know from all of you past and future Baltic Open participants is that what would be the best date for you?
    Please reply to this ASAP. The sooner we know what most of you want, the better.
    Especially all the non-European teams should give us a shout very soon cause if the competition turns out to be between the traditional teams, I'm pretty sure the date will be Aug 20-23.

    Some additional information:
    - cost will be 20-30/person, including everything (but cost of beverages at after party's 2nd part )
    - for now it seems that accomodation will be at our school's class rooms (like last time)
    - 1st part of after party will be at our school and 2nd part at Helsinki's night life (this time a bit more "down to earth" type of place)

    Again, please reply to this quickly. It can be just "Yeah, we might be coming and we'd prefer right after FSG" or something.

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    Kimmo Hirvonen
    Helsinki 2003-2007
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    Kimmo Hirvonen
    Helsinki Polytechnic Formula Engineering Team '04-'07

  4. #4
    C'mon! 150 people has watched this thread since Kimmo posted, and some of you must have had an opinion about this.

    No very-far-away-teams interested in sharing their opinion? How about the European teams?
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    Metropolia Motorsport Formula Engineering Team
    "The Worst Team In Finland"
    http://www.metropolia-motorsport.fi/

  5. #5
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    BALTIC OPEN! WOOHOO!

    Happy now Henrik?

    Also, I'm thinking if the caravan of people from FSG to Helsinki happens, KTH can probably plan some activities/housing in Stockholm before we head over the sea to Finland.
    KTH Racing '03-'08
    Dartmouth Formula Racing '07

  6. #6
    I'm on for this event Can you let Jari know Kevin is coming Same as 2006?
    Kevin Thomassen
    *Chassis '05, '06 DUT Racing Team Delft
    *Formula Student UK Design Judge '07 - '09
    *Formula SAE - VIR Design Judge '09
    *Formula SAE Italy overall Judge '09
    *Organiser DUTch Open 2008

  7. #7
    Hi,

    our team tries to participate at the event but we could get problems bringing our 09 car as we plan to go to Italy and have a very narrow test plan. Is it again possible to start with the last years car? Our main concern is to find find the manpower for this project and nearly 2000km of driving.

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    Baltic Open has always been open to old cars, so bring it on!
    KTH Racing '03-'08
    Dartmouth Formula Racing '07

  9. #9
    Dart-CG: As Henning said, it has been in the Baltic Open tradition that you can run with cars from previous seasons. In the past, some teams have even run with many cars with old team members preparing and running the cars.

    Kimmo's question was: Do you guys want to have the competition at week 34 as we have planned, or do you guys want to have it one week earlier at week 33?
    If it was at week 33, you'd have weeks 34 and 35 time to prepare for the Italian competition which is at week 36. But not really much time between the FSG and BO in case you run into trouble.

    I understood Henning's proposition as: "If the competition was at week 33, we would all run as a caravan fron FSG (mahle party) to Stockholm in Sweden to party around town. From there we would continue to Finland with a cruise ship (party boat), and then participate in the BO and it's afterparties."

    Sounds like a rough trip.

    Kevin: from the stories I've heard and pictures I've seen of BO 2006, it will be hard to do better. We will try our best. I'll let Jari know so he will have time to prepare.

    So one vote for week 33 by the Swedish team?
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    Suspension Manager
    Helsinki UAS
    Metropolia Motorsport Formula Engineering Team
    "The Worst Team In Finland"
    http://www.metropolia-motorsport.fi/

  10. #10
    Those who are still unsure about entering their car can check our new photo gallery at our web page. There is a BO 2006 Gallery and you can also find pictures of some previous Baltic Open's.
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    Suspension Manager
    Helsinki UAS
    Metropolia Motorsport Formula Engineering Team
    "The Worst Team In Finland"
    http://www.metropolia-motorsport.fi/

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