RSMP – Marczek wins over Grzegorz Grzyb in the Rajd Świdnicki sprint


On the asphalt of Świdnica, where first Poland Rally championship race took place, a beautiful duel between Polish champions took place, with Marczky prevailing by 4”9

The 52nd Rajd Świdnicki, the Polish Rally Championship, was held. On the roads of Świdnica, an exciting battle took place between the four-time Polish champion and six-time Slovak champion Grzegorz Grzyb, in a rally with a Skoda Fabia evo, and the two-time national champion Mikołaj Marczyk, in a race with the Fabia RS rally2. Grzyb started strong, closing the first day of the race, consisting of four special stages (for a total of 30.2 km), with a lead of 9”3 over Marczky.

In the second day of the race, consisting of nine specials and over 130 kilometers timed, the two-time Polish champion increased the pace, but Grzyb managed to defend himself by responding to the attacks. This led to the final stage with Grzyb leading by just 1” to the direct rival, with the 13.1 kilometers of the Kamionki – Miłków deciding the race and awarding extra points, as this special stage was also the power stage of the race. Marczky made the difference in this timed section, giving Grzyb a 5”9 advantage and thus winning the overall victory at the last moment. On the third step of the podium, the young Jakub Matulka closes, who achieved an excellent result in his debut on a rally2 in the Polish Championship. For the 2000 class, an important result that puts him among the possible outsiders in the running for the title and reassures him for the upcoming commitments in the JWRC in Sardinia and Finland.

Fourth place for Jarosław Szeja, from the GK Forge Lotto Rally Team, who flirted for most of the race with the dream of a place on the podium, only to settle for fourth place due to a penalty for a chicane cut and some slips at the end of the race that sadly forced the winner of the 2023 Poland Cup. Fifth place for Łukasz Byśkiniewicz on Skoda Fabia rally2 evo, for the vice-national champion a result below the initial expectations.

In the RGT category (NAT3), victory for the Porsche 997 GT3 of Jacek Sobczak, the winner of the 2WD in 2022 also wins in the 2WD category. It is also worth noting the great performance of the young talent Hubert Laskowski, an 18-year-old who won among the rally4 and surpassed numerous four-wheel drive cars. Excellent result also for another very interesting young man, Hubert Kowalczyk, the 20-year-old in his first season with a four-wheel drive car finishes tenth overall and first among the rally3 cars entered in the rally.