“Night Rallycross” at Bikernieki determined Latvian-Lithuanian champions

Rédigé le 13/09/2023
Dubernard Nicolas

Author: Dmitri Pribylov

On September 9th round 6 of Latvian-Lithuanian rallycross championship took place in Riga at Bikernieki, on the circuit which hosted FIA World Rallycross Championship from 2016 until 2022. Under the cover of darkness best drivers of the season were determined in seven racing categories. It was the first time when rallycross track was used in the opposite direction and this fact in addition to the darkness added both interest and difficulty.

In SUPER 1600 category this year was successful for Lithuanian drivers. Ritis Gurklis won the title while his compatriot Audrius Kragas took the second place. Latvian driver Martins Spikis took the third place. In the final event, these athletes also shared the podium among themselves: Gurklis finished first ahead of Spikis and Kragas. All top-3 drivers used Skoda Fabia cars.

In the most powerful SUPERCAR category convincing victory in the event and in the season went to Latvian Edijs Oss (Skoda). After intense battle Arnis Odins (Mitsubishi) finished 2nd ahead of Aldis Kasparovics (Peugeot), Andri Oun (Ford) and Lazar Kan (Mitsubishi). In the overall ranking of the season, the second place went to Marcis Martinovs (Ford), and the third to Aldis Kasparovics.

Edijs Oss, 2023 SUPERCAR champion: "The feelings are fantastic, I really enjoyed this track. Even on Friday practice we already were able to find a good pace and we understood that the result must be good. For sure it was not easy to organize such an event, to combine darkness and the opposite direction of the circuit, but everything went really well! We have done a really good job together with the team. This season the car was prepared very well and also I myself was ready for the battles!”