Photo: Raimonds Volonts
The first day of the Riga Summer Race festival took place on the Bikernieki track, where the first crash of the Polish Mini Cooper Championship car class in addition to the ideal weather conditions and a good racing atmosphere did not happen. The winner of the Northern European Endurance Championship was Arturs Batraks (Flash Racing Latvia).
Jacek Zicopek showed the best result of the first race of the first OMM SUPER S MINI championship in Poland. Unfortunately, there was no crash – two Polish athletes were involved in the collision, one of whom was later taken to the hospital for examination. In the first race on the BMW 318i S, Arthur Lemperts took first place, leaving Bartos Koziel and Mikhail Calek.
After the intense matches of the Polish Championship, qualifying rounds took place on the Bikernieki course with teams from the Northern European Zone 6H Championship (NEZ6H), where the undefeated "Flash Racing Latvia" team Arthur Batrak showed the fastest lap time of 1: 20.1.
The second fastest riders were the current Circle K milesPLUS Racing Team from Lithuania, and the third Rotoma Racing, which finished first this season after a long break.
The second day of the Riga Summer Race is expected to be even more intense. The start will fall into historical formulas, the best Polish champions are revealed, the new Nankang Endurance Academy class debuts, and the NEZ6H endurance team competing in a dessert competition.
The second day of the race is streamed live on the Facebook page Baltic Touring Car Championship and on the official website www.batcc.eu.
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