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2019 FIA European Rally Championship and Latvian Rally Championship round Rally Liepāja will contain the best stages of the region – the so called “golden fund” of Latvian rallying. Next year’s route is significantly expanded, going from Talsi to Liepāja and giving the participants an opportunity to enjoy the best Latvian stages, with the spectators getting the chance to see the European Rally Championship drivers fight to be the fastest from the best spectator areas in Latvia. Rally Liepāja will take place on May 24-26, 2019.
Today, the FIA European Rally Championship (FIAERC) calendar* was published, with Rally Liepāja being included for the seventh time. The first three Latvian FIAERC events (2013-2015) took place in winter, followed by three autumn events (2016-2018), but the 2019 Rally Liepāja will take place in the spring, from May 24 to 26.
Rally Liepāja concluded today in Dinsdurbe, Paplaka, Vecpils and Podnieki, serving as the final round of the FIA European Rally Championship and Latvian Rally Championship seasons. Sports Racing Technologies driver Nikolay Gryazin managed to hold onto his lead, winning the Junior U28 title and finishing runner-up in the overall standings of the European championship. Today’s Latvian Rally Championship round was won by Eurolamp World Rally Team driver Valerii Gorban.
Today in Pērbone, Laidi, Upītes and Vilgāle, the first six special stages of FIA European Rally Championship round Rally Liepāja took place, in addition to round six of the Latvian Rally Championship. Qualifying stage winner Nikolay Gryazin was fastest on day one. In addition to the action on the stages, the Speed Festival Kurzeme activities also took place – sixth round of the Latvian water motorsports speedboat championship took place on the Tirdzniecības canal, while the Latvian antique automobile club Youngtimer Rally historic car gathering Cars & Coffee Liepāja took place at the Vecā Ostmala promenade.
Today in Liepāja, the FIA European Rally Championship and Latvian Rally Championship round Rally Liepāja officially began. Nikolay Gryazin, competing with a Latvian Automobile Federation licence, won the qualifying stage, while Brazilian Paulo Nobre will be first on road on Saturday’s stages.
Starting today Rally Liepāja souvenirs available for sale. T-shirts, cups, caps and neckwarmer available in Rally Liepāja colours at Sportland pop-up store located in Liepāja Olympic Centre.
Rally Liepāja Special Prizes
No 2018. gada 12. līdz 14. oktobrim Liepājā un tās tuvumā esošajos novados norisināsies FIA Eiropas rallija čempionāta, FIA ERC Junioru čempionāta, Latvijas rallija čempionāta, Baltijas rallija kausa un Historic Rally Liepāja. Sacensību sarīkošanas vajadzībām, tiks veiktas izmaiņas satiksmes organizācijā.
This weekend, on October 12-14, Liepāja and its nearby region will host the Speed Festival “Kurzeme”, which will begin with its main event – FIA European Rally Championship round “Rally Liepāja” – having a drivers’ parade on city streets on Friday afternoon.
Beginning with October 12, Liepāja will host an exciting motorsports celebration weekend. One of the main attractions will be Rally Liepāja, a round of the FIA European Rally Championship and the final round of the 2018 Latvian Rally Championship. This event is also part of the Speed Festival Kurzeme programme, where you will also find water motorsports competitions, historic car gathering Youngtimer Cars & Coffee Liepāja, the Rally Liepāja drivers parade, with the weekend concluding Rally Liepāja afterparty taking place at Hot Potato bar.
From October 12 to 14, Liepāja and its nearby Aizpute, Durbe, Kuldīga, Priekule, Skrunda, and Vaiņode regions will host Rally Liepāja, a round of the FIA European Rally Championship and the final round of the Latvian Rally Championship. There, we will find the fastest local and European crews, as well as determine this season’s champions.
A total of 74 crews have registered for Rally Liepāja, a round of both the FIA European Rally Championship and Latvian Rally Championship. Among the entries, we can find the fastest drivers from Europe, motorsports stars from Latvia, as well as representatives from countries as far away as Brazil and Canada.
Ten-time Canadian rally Champion Antoine L’Estage has registered for the final round of the Latvian Rally Championship, Rally Liepāja. Co-driven by fellow Canadian Alan Ockwell, he will be competing in the recently built Neiksans Rallysport Ford Fiesta NRC Prototype.
Today, tickets to the final round of the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship, Rally Liepāja, which will form an integral part of Festival of Speed Kurzeme, have gone on sale in Biļešu Serviss locations in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, as well as online. During the first three days, from July 10 to 12, a ticket to all Rally Liepāja special stages will be available at a decreased price of 15.00 EUR.
Channel TV6 will continue showing FIA European Rally Championship event reviews in 2018 – first of these, about the season opening round in Portugal, Azores Airlines Rallye, will be shown on Saturday, March 31, at 22:05, with commentary by rally specialists Normunds Avotiņš and Aldis Putniņš.
Kristensson and Sesks join ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team for ERC Junior U27. Promising youngsters aim to continue German outfit’s winning streak. ERC Junior Experience graduate Sesks joins Kristensson in taking next step.
Figures reveal a 14.5M viewer increase compared to 2016 despite two fewer rallies. Broadcast time increases by 11.7% to 1081 hours. All-action coverage shown on 95 channels in 89 markets.
The FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship will continue to offer one of the best prizes in international motorsport in 2018, while equipping young drivers with the skills – and funding – they need to climb the rallying pyramid.
The FIA European Rally Championship will continue to feature eight events in 2018 after the switch to a smaller schedule in response to feedback from teams proved a success when trialled in 2017. Azores Airlines Rallye and Rally Liepāja book-end crew-friendly schedule, with Latvia based season finale scheduled for October 12-14.
The 2018 FIA European Rally Championship will fire into life on the Azores Airlines Rallye from 22-24 March with the finale set for Rally Liepāja from 12-14 October. Six events will take place in between the two, the full schedule including eight rounds in total with an even mix of asphalt and gravel rallies.
Mārtiņš Sesks reckons he could have won the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 category on Rally Liepāja had it not been for his time-consuming roll on the opening day of the gravel event.
Russian youngster beats Rovanperä to maiden outright win. Ingram lands 100,000 euros career progression fund with ERC Junior U27 triumph. ERC2 victor Érdi Jr joins Kajetanowicz as an ERC champion. Castrol Ford Team Turkey wins FIA European Rally Championship for Teams.
Drivers from Latvia and those competing with a Latvian Automobile Federation (LAF) licence had great results in Rally Liepāja,the final round of the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship. Sports Racing Technologies driver Nikolay Gryazin (LAF licence) got his first ERC victory, while Kalle Rovanpera (LAF licence) was second in his international rallying debut, and Lukasz Habaj from Poland got onto the third step of the podium. Reinis Nitišs (sixth overall) and Mārtiņš Sesks (eleventh) were the fastest of the Latvian drivers.
Gryazin leads Rovanperä following all-action opening leg in Latvia. Kajetanowicz is record-breaking provisional ERC champion as Magalhães crashes. Fight for ERC Junior Under 27 glory rages on with Huttunen ahead of Ingram.
With exciting stages in Liepāja and Alūksne region, day one of the FIA European Rally Championship round Rally Liepāja has concluded. The current leader is Nikolay Gryazin (Škoda Fabia R5, co-driven by Yaroslav Fedorov), who is competing with a racing licence issued by the Latvian Automobile Federation. The fastest Latvian crew – Jānis Vorobjovs / Ivo Pūķis (Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X) are currently seventh overall.
Rally Liepāja, last round of the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship and the Latvian Rally Championship, began today with a Qualifying in Dunalka. Kalle Rovanpera (Ford Fiesta R5, co-driven by Jonne Halttunen) set the fastest time through, in his international debut.