Reinis Nitišs

REINIS NITIŠS TO START HIS RALLY PROGRAM IN FINLAND

JĒKABPILS, LATVIA
29/01/2020

Due to the cancellation of Rally Sarma and uncertainty surrounding Rally Alūksne, Reinis Nitišs and his co-driver Andris Mālnieks have amended their plans and will start their season in Scandinavia. On February 7th and 8th the crew will take part in the second round of Finnish Rally Championship – SM Vaakuna Ralli Mikkeli, where they will be challenged by 16 other R2 class drivers.

“Unfortunately, weather conditions in Latvia affect the winter rallies, but we are keen to keep up with our program. This is why we have decided to do a rally in Finland,” says Reinis Nitišs. “Rally in Mikkeli region promises a true winter conditions and it will be a first real test for our new team in racing conditions. We will start as a blank sheet of paper, that only has a note of the talent and speed of the Finnish drivers. It will display clearly where we stand in terms of our speed and show the areas we need to work on.”

Rally at Mikkeli will consists of 111,5 km of racing distance that will be spread out through 9 special stages. “We would have loved to start our season in Latvia, but, taking in count our long-term plans, rally in Finland will be a tough challenge and could provide us with more valuable experience,” comments Andris Mālnieks.

Reinis Nitišs participation in rallies is possible thanks to the support by Circle-K, Ginalas, Ošukalns, Citadele, Latvijas Gāze, Pafbet, Vizionette, Rīgas Brīvosta, the city of Jēkabpils, Gefa Latvija, If apdrošināšana, Dynami:t, Rimi, Zebra, DELFI, and RA Events.

SM Vaakuna Mikkeli Ralli official results available HERE. Throughout the season photos and other media files will be available at the cloud server here: LINK.

ITINERARY:
FRIDAY, 07/02/2020
19:30    SS 1 Ravirata 1,50 km

SATURDAY, 08/02/2020
10:00    Start of the Rally, Mikkeli Market Square
11:03    SS 2 Saksa 11,66 km
11:28    SS 3 Ylätjoki 14,99 km
11:58    Service
13:12    SS 4 Hännilä 14,66 km
13:38    SS 5 Tuomioja 12,17 km
14:33    Service
15:49    SS 6 Löytö 14,99 km
16:16    SS 7 Hangastenmaa 14,99 km
16:39    Service
17:44    SS 8 Vatila 14,99 km
18:10    SS 9 Kuppilavuori 11,76 km
18:50    Finish of the Rally, Mikkeli Market Square

PROVISIONAL 2020 CALENDAR OF RALLY EVENTS:
7-8 February           Rallijs Sarma                             Latvia          LRC     ERC
7-8 February            SM Vaakuna Ralli Mikkeli     Finland
21-22 February       Rally Alūksne                             Latvia          LRC     ERC
15-16 May                Rapla Ralli                                  Estonia                     ERC
29-31 May               Rally Liepāja                               Latvia          LRC                 BRT
19-20 June              Viru Ralli                                     Estonia                     ERC
24-26 July               Rally Estonia                              Estonia        LRC     ERC     BRT
14-15 August           Rally Rokiškis                            Lithuania     LRC                 BRT
28-29 August          Lõuna-Eesti Ralli                      Estonia        LRC     ERC
9-10 October           Saaremaa Ralli                         Estonia                     ERC

* LRC – Latvian Rally Championship
* ERC – Estonian Rally Championship
* BRT – FIA European Rally Trophy Baltic Rally Trophy

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