Rally Elektrėnai ’20

Rally Elektrėnai 2020 Rally Week

The Lithuanian rally caravan, having traveled to the western and northern regions of the country, turned a little further south, to Rally Elektrėnai. A fun-filled season has been somewhat hampered by the renewed theatre of mask’s restrictions, but the community’s stubbornness seems to be far greater than the obstacles, so we’re successfully moving on. As one canceled event is replaced by another, guests are given all the help to reach our country and although part of the Elektrėnai Rally program was canceled, it has been compensated by the pace of the participants and excellent views in the special stages. Not to mention the impressive work of the media teams when you can actually experience the rally on the couch. Not yet WRC +, but at such a pace…

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M-Sport Return to Rally Stages ’20

M-Sport Return to Stages Rally Week

Most recently, I wrote about Rally di Alba, from which Hyundai WRC team boss A. Adamo made a celebration in Italy with his connections and enthusiasm, even bigger than the European Rally Championship event that took place in Rome. Now a tribute to the local rally community is made by another man in charge of the WRC team. This time it’s Malcolm Wilson and M-Sport. So M-Sport Return to Rally Stages.

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Rallye Eiffel ’20

Rallye Eiffel Rally Week

Rallye Eiffel ’20. On the weekend of the thirty-second week of this year, the whole of Europe boiled. The WRC Finland Rally, which was supposed to take place at that time, was alive only with the help of various articles, memories, insights, and other media types. But instead, the Polish Rally Championship started in south-eastern Poland, also taking Slovakia under its wing. There Hyundai driver J.Huttunen heroically won the fight against multiple Polish and Slovak champion G.Gzryb. V. Pech Jun has finally bought a serious car and now is unbeatable for two rounds in a row. The legendary V.Pech with the Ford Focus WRC ‘06 was not stopped by event another legend – J.Kopecky. With Portugal already back on track, the famous Rali Vinho de Madeira was already the third round of the championship. And these are just the biggest rallies, not to mention a bunch of smaller ones. Since it is very difficult to pick a favorite, we will travel completely elsewhere.

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Samsonas Rally Rokiškis ’20

Samsonas Rally Rokiškis 2020 Rally Week

Last year there was also an article from this Samsonas Rally Rokiškis. A very famous guest, Tonni Gardemeister was visiting Lithuania at that time. Unfortunately, technical problems stopped his rally with Samsonas prepared BMW M3. This year there was no Tonni, but there was his company (TGS Worldwide) car, Škoda Fabia Evo2 in a field, driven by a 2019 Finland champion Teemu Asunmaa. He was one of three main candidates to take a Samsonas trophy. The second one – last year winner, Lithuania rally champion and Dakar rally star – Vaidotas Žala with the older version of Škoda Fabia R5, serviced by SRT. And I mentioned Sports Racing Technologies not without the reason. 5 years this company was the main companion for a third contender to win a Rally Rokiškis. Now, – Nikolay Gryazin is a Hyundai factory team driver.

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Krzysztof Bubik

Rally Zemaitija Rally Week

Last weekend Lithuania rally championship officially started. The first two snow rounds were canceled due very warm winter in the Baltic region. Third round, a month late due to lockdown happened successfully. It was meant to be also a Polish championship event, but You know that plans and the year of 2020 do not merge well. And it seems that the other 3 remaining rounds will happen without a problem, which is great news for rally fans here in Lithuania. The one-day event was won by Rally and Dakar rally driver Vaidotas Žala with Škoda Fabia R5. For quite of time, he has no one to stop here. Simply he is too good. But there were many battles in all classes. Fights until the last meters were happening for 2nd place and for the 2WD winner. But I will not spread about it more, because I have an interview with one guest, who visited us from Poland. He is Krzysztof Bubik. For the first time in Lithuanian stages – he was very quick and impressive with his BMW M3 E46. Only technical problems seized his final result.


So, Krzysztof Bubik is on the plate.

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Test Rally Sosnova ’20

Rally Test Sosnova 2020 Rally Week

Although the first waves of official championships have already started, we will touch the tests once again. A few weeks ago, all the cream of the Czech rally gathered in the northern part of the Czech Republic, where the Sosnova track is located. It is used very widely – rally, rally-cross, drift, and other disciplines are located there. The track is used also in the Richard Burns Rally game, which has two versions of it. And people gathered there because the start of the country rally championship is near. So it was the perfect opportunity to train the muscles and metal to be able to push in the Bohemian Rally from the first kilometers. Test Rally Sosnova.

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