Reinis Nitišs



This weekend, Reinis Nitišs and his co-driver Andris Mālnieks will compete in another Finnish Rally Championship round – SM Itäralli. All five special stages will take place on Saturday, February 29, and the total racing distance will add up to 98,13 kilometres.

“The beginning of my rally programme was not as good as we hoped, but mistakes are a part of the learning process. After our first event in Finland, we spent a week in Sweden, doing extensive recce practice on the FIA World Rally Championship special stages. Our coach Māris Neikšāns also joined us there, helping understand what caused the mistake in Finland and giving his insights so we can better prepare for future events. I am thankful to my team and If Apdrošināšana, with whose help our car is fixed and ready for the next event just a few weeks after the crash.

Unfortunately, the winter is still avoiding us, so this will be the second rally outside Latvia, competing in round three of the Finnish championship, taking place around the city of Joensuu. Our mission remains the same – to learn as much as possible about rally, avoid big mistakes and work on further improving our collaboration in the car. All of that taking place on the extremely demanding Finnish roads and with very strong competitors,” says Reinis Nitišs before the event.

Reinis Nitišs and Andris Mālnieks participation in rally events is possible thanks to the support provided by Circle-K, Ginalas, Ošukalns, Citadele, Latvias Gāze, Pafbet, Vizionette, Rīgas Brīvosta, Jēkabpils Dome, Gefa Latvia, If Apdrošināšana, Dynami:t, Rimi, Kurt König, Zebra, Delfi, and RA Events.

SM Itäralli official results are available HERE.

More information about Reinis Nitišs and Andris Mālnieks events and results can be found on, as well as on social media – Instagram /reinisnitiss, Twitter @ReinisNitissRX, Facebook /ReinisNitissOfficial, and YouTube /ReinisNitissOfficial.


SATURDAY, 29/02/2020
10:01    Start of the rally, Joensuu market square
11:03    SS 1 Kostamo 14,45 km
11:28    SS 2 Satulavaara 11,50 km
12:25    Service park
13:12    SS 3 Riutta 33,22 km
13:38    SS 4 Oskola 26,60 km
14:26    Service park
15:49    SS 5 Palo 12,36 km
18:35    Finish of the rally, Joensuu race track