NITIŠS SHOWS A GOOD PACE AT HIS HOME RACE
GRX Taneco Development Driver Reinis Nitišs delivered a good pace and competitive result at his home race in Latvia that was his third race outing this season.
Weekend started with an unlucky Q1 run, where his teammate rolled just in front of Nitišs and he was forced to lose time and places in overall standings. But the double European Champion quickly recovered and even posted a P2 time in Q3, securing him a solid position in Semi-final.
After the first two corners of the Semi-final run Nitišs was 4th in, and quickly adapted a tactic of early joker for some fast and clean laps, that would allow him to proceed to the Final. Despite his best efforts, the hope for the Final was short lived, as on the third lap he caught up another diver, who’s pace was much slower.
“The first day went not so good for us, we had an equal start with the other drivers in Q1, but suddenly Timur rolled in front of me and I lost so much time. The second day was full wet but the team was ready overnight and everything worked well. We had good times and Q3 showed we had the capacity to fight for victory. I started outside on the second row in the semi-final, I was fourth after turn two, we had good tactics and I had the fastest lap time in the first two laps, but I caught another driver and couldn’t pass him until he took his joker on the 5th lap. That’s where our weekend ended,” commented Nitišs. “Still I am very happy that I was able to race in front of my home crowd and show that I have the pace and I can fight with the best RX drivers in the world. I am grateful to all my supporters, sponsors, team and dearest ones, who helped me.”
Reinis Nitišs participation in the FIA World Rallycross Championship is possible thanks to the support by Circle-K, Ginalas, Ošukalns, Citadele, Latvijas Gāze, Latvijas Valsts Meži, Pafbet, Derigo, Vizionette, Rīgas Brīvosta, the city of Jēkabpils, Gefa Latvija, Auto 5, Hydroscand, If apdrošināšana, airBaltic, Zebra, and RA Events. Informative support is provided by DELFI.
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News and other information about Reinis Nitišs can be found on his official website at www.reinisnitiss.com, as well as on social media: Instagram /reinisnitiss, Twitter @ReinisNitissRX, Facebook /ReinisNitissOfficial, and YouTube /ReinisNitissOfficial.