Reinis Nitišs



Reinis Nitišs, who is focusing on rally this year, will race at FIA European Rally Championship round Rally Liepāja for the fifth time in his career.

Nitišs with his co-driver Andris Mālnieks will race the latest-specification Ford Fiesta Rally4 car. Crew will take part in both – FIA European Rally Championship and Latvian Rally Championship classifications.

“Rally Liepāja is very special to me. Firstly, because it was also my first ever rally – back then run at the winter season. Secondly, because of the poor winter weather and global pandemic this will be the only rally we race in Latvia this season,” says Reinis Nitišs. “Changing my focus from rallycross to rally is an ongoing process and step-by-step we have increased our pace. Rally Liepāja is a very challenging and demanding rally. Over the course of two days we need to cover around 180 km of racing distance; thus, we will prepare for it with a special care, by doing more driving, pacenote practices, as well as physical training.”

This season Reinis Nitišs has taken part in two winter rallies in Finland and two gravel rallies – one in Estonia and one in Lithuania. “Rally Liepāja stages are very special and difficult. It takes precision in pacenotes preparation, reading and execution,” says crew’s co-driver Andris Mālnieks. “The key of a good result is to have a good teamwork in the car and to keep a consistent pace throughout the rally.”

Rally Liepāja will take place on August 14th-16th in Talsi and Liepāja regions in Latvia.

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