|Neste World RX of Latvia recognized as best World RX event of 2016|
This weekend, during the FIA Off-road Commission gala, FIA observers announced their evaluations which showed that Neste World RX of Latvia, which took place in Rīga, was the highest rated event of the season of 2016 of FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.
As usual, the FIA Off-road Commission gala takes place in January, when, after the conclusion of all the series seasons, it is possible to give out awards to the top competitors and event organisers. Latvia has previously been recognized for the results of rallycross drivers Reinis Nitišs (for winning the 2013 FIA European Rallycross Championship in Super1600 class, and for finishing third in the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship in Supercar class) and Jānis Baumanis (for winning the 2015 FIA European Rallycross Championship in Super1600 class).
This time, Latvia was recognized not for the results of their drivers, but for team efforts – RA EVENTS, organisers of Neste World RX of Latvia, received the highest score from FIA observers in 2016. FIA observers attend every World RX round, making it possible for FIA and championship promoter IMG to monitor the event quality and encourage development of the championship. Observers give scores in seven categories, focusing on track equipment, safety, event staff professionalism, as well as the work of organisers, and marketing.
“Our contract with the World Rallycross Championship promoter IMG states that we will be able to host top level racing here in Latvia for at least three years. In addition to that there are two Latvian drivers – Reinis Nitišs and Jānis Baumanis – competing. We did set a goal of organising the best event in the championship in one of these three years, but accomplishing that in our first year is absolutely unbelievable!
I am thrilled that we have justified the trust put into us, and have showed the world that Latvia is a wonderful place. I am thankful to our partners Neste, Lattelecom, Live Riga, Porsche centre Rīga, Latvian Ministry of Education and Science, and CSDD, as well as everyone who has put in their work, imagination, enthusiasm and time in order to organise this event in Latvia and make it possible to gather the planet’s best racing drivers in the legendary Biķernieki track. In addition to that, I am also happy about the thousands of spectators who attended the event – the full grandstands definitely gave a boost to drivers competing in the event. It is great that by working together we managed to organise the best event of the year, beating such rallycross powers as Sweden, Great Britain, France, and Norway!” says RA EVENTS director Raimonds Strokšs.
FIA World Rallycross Championship event Neste World RX of Latvia was also highly valued in the local sports community and received the main prize in Rīga Sports Laureate 2016, as well as won the Latvian Yearly Award in Sports in the category Sports Event of the Year 2016.
FIA World Rallycross Championship event Neste World RX of Latvia, which took place on October 1 and 2, 2016, was possible thanks to the support by Neste, Lattelecom, Live Riga, Porsche centre Rīga, as well as the Latvian Ministry of Science and Education, and our partner Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD).
FIA World Rallycross Championship round in Latvia, on CSDD Biķernieki track, will take place for at least two more years, with the 2017 event planned for September 16 and 17.
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|Last Updated ( Monday, 30 January 2017 21:47 )|