Team principle Richard Millener participated in triathlon during Shell Helix Rally Estonia weekend
On Saturday evening M-Sport team principle Richard Millener took part of Tartu Mill triathlon. As Millener has done triathlon before and the organizers were aware of it they challenged him to start at the Everyman’s Triathlon. It started in the evening, so it was possible for him to do it.
Toyota uzvar WRC pārbaudes posmā Igaunijā
WRC pārbaudes posmā Rally Estonia Igaunijā triumfē Ott Tänak. Latvijas čempionāta ieskaitē (apsteidzot savu tuvāko sekotāju Valēriju Gorbanu, kurš šajā rallijā startēja ar tehniski pārāku MINI WRC, teju par divām minūtēm!) ātrākais Oliver Solberg! Trešais finišēja zem Latvijas karoga startējošais Nikolajs Grjazins.
Ott Tänak ja Martin Järveoja the winners of Shell Helix Rally Estonia!
Shell Helix Rally Estonia winners are Ott Tänak ja Martin Järveoja! Driving Toyota Yaris WRC Tänak and Järveoja climbed the highest place of the podium and became to be the first winners of Official WRC Promotional event. The trophies were presented by Samuel Redondo, Shell Shell Business Manager Europe Ari Vatanen, World Champion and the president of Estonian Autosport Union.
Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja dominated the opening day at Shell Helix Rally Estonia
First day at Shell Helix Estonia offered a lot of emotions and tens of thousands rally fans were witnessing the battles between WRC drivers. Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja (Toyota Yaris WRC) dominated the first day and won seven stages from nine. Live broadcast reached via Kanal 2, postimees.ee, WRC Live and 30 TV stations worldwide to tens of millions of viewers.
Evans tops the qualification stage at Shell Helix Rally Estonia
On Friday the Official WRC Promotional event Shell Helix Rally Estonia kicked off with massive opening ceremony. Thousands of spectators witnessed the open press conference, autograph session and entertainment. During this did the drivers choose the starting order for Saturday.
RALLY ESTONIA 2019
Ar grandiozu atklāšanas parādi tiek dots simbolisks starts WRC pārbaudes posmam Igaunijā. Uz starta šajā pasākumā redzēsim gan WRC zvaigznes, gan Baltijas ātrākos rallija pilotus!
Shell Helix Rally Estonia live broadcast reaches to tens of millions of viewers around the world
Shell Helix Rally Estonia, the Official WRC Promotional event is bigger than ever in many ways. This also means cooperation with WRC Promoter to produce live broadcast from stages for WRC All Live platform. It is done by Postimees Grupp, media partner of the Rally Estonia and it is one of the biggest live broadcast productions in Estonia. Almost 100 people are involved to this project.
Kuku radio is an official Shell Helix Estonia rally radio
The most operative and effective information channel of Shell Helix Rally Estonia is rally radio. Like last year official rally radio is Kuku radio. Rally radio brings all the action from every stage end, comments from the service area and also entertainment.
Top drivers at Shell Helix Rally Estonia autograph session
On July 12 starts officially Official WRC Promotional event, Shell Helix Rally Estonia. Opening ceremony includes many activities like open press conference on the podium and autograph session.
Only in Estonia – rally trucks!
The fact that Estonians are very keen rally fans is no secret. But there is one thing that separates Estonia from other countries. Estonia is only country where rally trucks are competing for the points in the national championship. It is a tradition which has started back in 60’s.
Shell Helix Rally Estonia has spectator areas with great views and opportunities
Shell Helix Rally Estonia held on 12-14 of July includes total 15 stages. All of them offer for the spectator’s special areas which are carefully selected by the organizers. The criteria is that those areas are easy get in and attractive. Some of the areas offer additional values like big LED screen to watch the same stage live, entertainment and also place for camping and caravans.
Latvijas rallija čempionāta posms Shell Helix Rally Estonia jau šajā nedēļas nogalē
No 12.-14. jūlijam notiekošais Shell Helix Rally Estonia ir piektais Latvijas rallija čempionāta posms. Šīs sacensības ir saņēmušas oficiālu WRC testa posma statusu un tajās būs pārstāvētas visas četras WRC ražotāju komandas, tai skaitā pagājušā gada sacensību uzvarētājus un šī brīža WRC kopvērtējuma līderus Otu Tanaku un Martinu Jarveoju, kuri brauks ar Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT sagatavotu Toyota Yaris WRC.
Shell Helix Rally Estonia digital magazine is unique
One of the targets for the organizers of Shell Helix Rally Estonia is to offer new and innovative solutions for the spectators. Shell Helix Rally Estonia digital magazine is one of them and unique. We live in the world where we use many interactive solutions and different screens are helping us in many ways.
"Ott Tänak - The Movie" special screenings during Shell Helix Rally Estonia
Shell Helix Rally Estonia, the Official WRC Promotional Event held on 12.-14 of July brings to Estonia all WRC Manufacturers teams. Ott Tänak is one of the top WRC drivers competing here and during the weekend movie about his way to the top is in the cinemas in South-Estonia.
Estonian Junior Challenge promises interesting battles at Shell Helix Rally Estonia
Shell Helix Rally Estonia is a round of Estonian championship and Estonian Junior Challenge is the series held inside of Estonian championship. It is organized in cooperation between M-Sport, Pirelli, MM-Motorsport and OT Racing. The main prize of the season is worth 90 000 euros.
Shell Helix Rally Estonia week has started
The long wait is over. Already this weekend Shell Helix Rally Estonia, the Official WRC Promotional event starts! Held on 12-14 of July offers a lot of action through all weekend and it is expected to have tens of thousands of spectators. The competitors come from all over the world, total 16 nations are represented.
Two-times WRC 2 rally winner Takamoto Katsuta returns to Estonia with all-new Ford Fiesta R5
Takamoto Katsuta, member of Toyota Gazoo Racing Challenge Program starts at Shell Helix Rally Estonia together with Daniel Barrit. This is the first time they will compete with all-new Ford Fiesta R5 car, the same car they are using three weeks later at Rally Finland.
Youngest ever FIA ERC rally winner Oliver Solberg starts at Shell Helix Rally Estonia
Oliver Solberg and Aaron Johnston are one of the podium favorites of the R5 class at Shell Helix Rally Estonia. They will drive Volkswagen Polo GTI R5. With the same car they won Rally Liepaja in the end of May which was a round of FIA European Rally Championship. This means that seventeen-year-old Solberg is the youngest FIA ERC rally winner. At Shell Helix Rally Estonia he starts for the second time, last year they finished second in R2 class.
Two identical trophy helmets for Shell Helix Rally Estonia winners
One of the traditions of Rally Estonia is that the winner of the rally receives winner’s trophy helmet which has a different design each year. The news is that instead of one helmet like in previous events this year the winners will receive two identical helmets. The winners of Shell Helix Rally Estonia can put their helmets on in the awarding ceremony which takes place on Sunday July 14 at the podium in Tartu Raekoja square.
R5 class debut for Rainer Aus and Simo Koskinen at Shell Helix Rally Estonia
Rainer Aus and Simo Koskinen who have previosly achieved two podium places at Rally Estonia are ready for their debut with R5 car. They will drive Škoda Fabia R5 from ex-WRC driver Toni Gardemeister’s team TGS Worldwide and it will happen in cooperation with Škoda importer Auto 100 and Pirelli.
Estonian drivers ready for the strong competition in R5 class at Shell Helix Rally Estonia
Shell Helix Rally Estonia an Official WRC Promotional event held on 12-14 of July has always been important event for the Estonian drivers. This year is no exception as local heros with R5 cars can compare their pace with international competitors. Raul Jeets, Priit Koik and Karl Martin Volver have all participated many times at Rally Estonia, one thing in common for them this year is that they all driving R5 cars.
Markko Märtin starts at Shell Helix Rally Estonia together with top WRC drivers
The first Estonian rally driver who won a WRC event and the winner of the first Rally Estonia Markko Märtin announced that he will start at Shell Helix Rally Estonia held on 12-14 of July. He will drive the latest generation Ford Fiesta WRC from M-Sport and his co-driver will be Kristo Kraag. A total of 7 latest generation WRC cars are now in the entry list of the Official WRC Promotional event Shell Helix Rally Estonia.
Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja ready to defend last year’s victory at Shell Helix Rally Estonia
All four WRC Manufacturers teams are in the entry list of Shell Helix Rally Estonia as Toyota GAZOO Racing WRT confirmed that Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja will start with Toyota Yaris WRC at Shell Helix Rally Estonia held on 12-14 of July. This year Shell Helix Rally Estonia is an Official WRC Promotional event and Tänak-Järveoja are ready to defend their last year’s victory on home soil.
Craig Breen and Paul Nagle starting at Shell Helix Rally Estonia with Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
Hyundai Motorsport announced today their drivers for Rally Finland. Craig Breen and co-driver Paul Nagle will compete in the #42 i20 Coupe WRC alongside Thierry/Nicolas and Andreas/Anders as part of a threecrew line-up. Part of their preparation before Rally Finland is Shell Helix Rally Estonia, an Official WRC Promotional event held on 12-14 of July in South Estonia.
Shell Helix Rally Estonia starts with an attractive entertainment program
The opening ceremony of Shell Helix Rally Estonia is part of a grand entertainment program held on July 12 at Tartu Town Hall square. The evening’s finale is a free concert where top artists from Estonia and Latvia are performing. The rally weekend in Tartu is full of action as the city hosts also Tartu Mill triathlon and 15th Estonian Summer Games.
Eerik Pietarinen and Juhana Raitanen at Shell Helix Rally Estonia with new Skoda Fabia R5 evo
Eerik Pietarinen is one of the names to remember. Young Finn and his co-driver Juhana Raitanen won last year’s Shell Helix Rally Estonia in R5 category and showed impressive pace in Rally Finland where they were winners of WRC 2 class. They will come back to defend their last year victory at Shell Helix Rally Estonia which is named this year as an Official WRC Promotional event.
From Dakar to Estonia – Benediktas Vanagas drives a zero car at Shell Helix Rally Estonia
The spectators of Shell Helix Rally Estonia held on 12.-14. of July are privileged to see for the first time Dakar Toyota Hilux in action on the stages of Official WRC Promotional event. Benediktas Vanagas who achieved this year 11th place in Dakar, which is best Baltic result, will drive Toyota Gazoo Racing Hilux as a zero car.
Shell Helix Rally Estonia as a first competition for brand new Ford Fiesta R5
The competition in R5 class at Shell Helix Rally Estonia just got more interesting as M-Sport team announced Teemu Suninen starting with all-new Ford Fiesta R5 car. Rally Estonia held on 12-14 of July is an Official WRC Promotional event and for both M-Sport and rally organisers is very exciting to see new Ford Fiesta R5 competing for the first time against its rivals.
Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin starting with Ford Fiesta WRC at Shell Helix Rally Estonia
Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin from M-Sport are the next WRC Manufacturer Team starting at Shell Helix Rally Estonia which is the first official WRC Promotional event. Evans and Martin, currently 4th in WRC overall classification are ready to tackle the stages with Ford Fiesta WRC.
Previous winner Ralfs Sirmacis back at Shell Helix Rally Estonia
Ralfs Sirmacis, winner of Rally Estonia 2016 and one of the fastest Latvian rally drivers is coming back to Estonia. He and Ralfs Igavenš will start at Shell Helix Rally Estonia held on 12-14 of July. Fresh winners of ERC 2 category at FIA ERC Rally Liepaja will drive this time Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X prepared by Latvian team ASRT. The participation of Ralfs Sirmacis and Ralfs Igavenš at Official WRC Promotional event is in cooperation with Pirelli and Sportland.
Reigning Norwegian champion Kenneth Johnsrød is looking experience from Shell Helix Rally Estonia stages
Shell Helix Rally Estonia held on 12-14 of July in South-Estonia is known as an event with strong competition in every class. This year is no exception. Rally Estonia is an Official WRC Promotional event and like in WRC the second strongest category beside WRC cars is WRC 2. This year will we see in cooperation with Pirelli strong R5 drivers from Scandinavia and Baltic States. First of them is reigning Norwegian champion Kenneth Johnsrød with Dyre Erling Fredriksen driving Ford Fiesta R5 from Johnsrød Racing.
Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jaeger starting at Shell Helix Rally Estonia with Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
Hyundai Motorsport is the second WRC manufacturer team to announce their participation in Shell Helix Rally Estonia. Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jaeger with Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC are starting at Official WRC Promotional event held on 12-14 of July. Three-times WRC event winners Mikkelsen and Jaeger just claimed their first podium of 2019 at Rally Argentina where they finished second and secured 1-2 podium for Hyundai Motorsport. For Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jaeger, currently 6th in WRC, this is the first time to start at Rally Estonia.
Citroën Total World Rally Team crew Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm is first WRC entry in Shell Helix Rally Estonia
Citroën Total WRT crew Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm will start in Shell Helix Rally Estonia which is for the first time official WRC promotional event. Rally Estonia is held on 12-14 of July in South Estonia. Lappi and Ferm with Citroen C3 WRC isthe first WRC crew from WRC manufacturer team in this year’s entry list. As the conditions are similar to Rally Finland the Finns are definitely fast and one’s to watch for overall victory. Lappi and Ferm have competed in Rally Estonia 2015 with S2000 car. They ended fifth overall.
The dates of Shell Helix Rally Estonia 2019 announced
The organizers of Shell Helix Rally Estonia, the biggest autosport event in the Baltics, confirmed the dates of the next year’s event. Shell Helix Rally Estonia 2019 will be run on 12-14 Julyon the roads of Tartu, Otepää, Elva and Kanepi.