Reinis Nitišs on the podium in FIA European Rally Championship round Rally Liepāja
This weekend, the Kurzeme region hosted a round of the FIA European Rally Championship, Rally Liepāja. There, Reinis Nitišs and Andris Mālnieks finished third in both ERC3 and ERC3 Junior classes.
Nikolay Gryazin fastest in round 3 of the Latvian Rally Championship
Along the FIA European Rally Championship, the Sunday stages of Rally Liepāja, taking place in Aizpute, Durbe, and Priekule regions, were also counted as the third round in the Latvian Rally Championship. Having completed six stages during the day, the overall classification was won by Nikolay Gryazin / Konstantin Aleksandrov (Hyundai i20 R5), followed by Jānis Vorobjovs / Ivo Pūķis (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX), and winner of round two, Raul Jeets / Andrus Toom (Škoda Fabia R5).
Oliver Solberg continues his domination of Rally Liepāja, three Latvian crews reach the podium
Today, the second round of the FIA European Rally Championship, Rally Liepāja, concluded with six stages in the Durbe, Aizpute, and Priekule regions. Oliver Solberg, who made history after winning last year’s event at just 17 years of age, won here for the second time in a row. He managed to increase his lead throughout the day, finishing the event 20.7 seconds ahead of Mads Ostberg and 37.2 seconds in front of Alexey Lukyanuk.
Latvian Rally Championship round 2 winners: Raul Jeets, Edijs Bergmanis, and Mārtiņš Sesks
In addition to the FIA European Rally Championsip, the Rally Liepāja stages on Talsi region roads also hosted round two of the Latvian Rally Championship. After four long special stages, Raul Jeets / Andrus Toom (Škoda Fabia R5) came out on top. In the overall classification, he was followed by Edijs Bergmanis / Edgars Grīns (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX), and Mārtiņš Sesks / Renārs Francis (Ford Fiesta Rally4). On Sunday, the Liepāja region stages will be used for round three of the Latvian Rally Championship.
After four stages in the Talsi region, Rally Liepāja leaders are separated by just 16 seconds
With four stages taking place in the Talsi region, today the battle for victory in Rally Liepāja, round two of the FIA European Rally Championship, got underway. After completing 88.17 stage kilometres, last year’s rally winner Oliver Solberg is leading, followed by Mads Østberg and Alexey Lukyanuk. Meanwhile, Mārtiņš Sesks, the fastest of Latvian drivers on day one, is leading the ERC3 class. The event will conclude on Sunday, with six more stages taking place in the Liepāja region.
Two-time Rally Liepāja winner Nikolay Gryazin returns with a victory in the qualifying stage Welcome to Latvia
Today, Rally Liepāja, round two of the 2020 FIA European Rally Championship, began with the qualifying stage Welcome to Latvia. Nikolay Gryazin set the quickest time through the 4.61 km long special stage, followed by Miko Marczyk and Oliver Solberg. Based on the results of the qualifying stage, the top 15 crews will choose their starting positions for Saturday’s stages in Talsi region. Day one of the event will conclude with a drivers parade on the streets of Liepāja, beginning at 21:15.