- Regularity rally crews finish the longest competitive distance of Rally Liepāja
- Historic Sport crews fighting for the win at Rally Liepāja
- Rallysprint crews competes the same stages as Rally Liepāja competitors
- Oliver Solberg wins as Mārtiņš Sesks seals the podium in Rally Liepāja
In Rally Liepāja, the longest total stage distance was not done by either the FIA European Rally Championship or the Latvian Rally Championship competitors. The Historic car regularity rally competitors had to complete a 219.46 kilometres of stages, which is 13.50 km more than the rally cars.
On May 25, the FIA European Rally Championship and Latvian Rally Championship event Rally Liepāja also hosted an event for the Historic Sport class. A total of twelve crews took part, split into three groups – Historic (the overall classification), Historic 2WD (vehicles with two-wheel drive), and Historic Lada (VAZ manufactured vehicles). They had to tackle a total of four stages located in Mundigciems, Strazde, and Mordanga, with a total stage distance of 84.31 kilometres.
On Saturday, May 25, the Talsi region roads hosted the third round of the Latvian Rallysprint Championship and Cup. A total of 17 crews took part, competing for victory in five classes – 4WD, 2000, 4WD Open, 2WD Open, Klasika 3000, and the Junior class. The total stage distance, on stages in Mundigciems, Strazde, and Mordanga, was 57.81 kilometres.
Rally Liepāja, the third round of the 2019 FIA European Rally Championship, concluded today with stages in Aizpute, Durbe, Priekule, Skrunda, and Vaiņode. Swedish driver Oliver Solberg (Volkswagen Polo GTI R5) won both the overall classification and the ERC1 Junior class. Last year’s European champion Alexey Lukyanuk (Citroen C3 R5) came second, 22.7 seconds behind the winner. Mārtiņš Sesks (Škoda Fabia R5)thrilled the local fans by finishing third overall in his debut in an R5 class car, trailing Solberg by 57.4 seconds.
|SS QS||FRISTADS / Dunalka||3,00 km||24.05.2019||17:00|
|SS 1||TALSI / Ābeļi||14,72 km||25.05.2019||12:00|
|SS 2||SWECON / Mordanga||14,73 km||25.05.2019||12:50|
|SS 3||RAMIRENT / Strazde||28,36 km||25.05.2019||14:00|
|SS 4||SC GRUPA / Mundigciems||26,50 km||25.05.2019||16:15|
|SS 5||EGP Latvia / Kaleši||15,15 km||25.05.2019||17:25|
|SS 6||Canon Biznesa Centrs-IB Serviss / Dinsdurbe||6,53 km||26.05.2019||08:40|
|SS 7||SIXT Rent a car 1 / Priekule||18,26 km||26.05.2019||09:30|
|SS 8||PORT OF LIEPAJA / Podnieki||10,29 km||26.05.2019||10:45|
|SS 9||SIXT Rent a car 2 / Priekule||18,26 km||26.05.2019||11:40|
|SS 10||NESTE 1 / Kalvene||10,81 km||26.05.2019||15:00|
|SS 11||LIEPĀJA 1 / Vecpils||15,77 km||26.05.2019||15:45|
|SS 12||NESTE 2 / Kalvene||10,81 km||26.05.2019||17:00|
|SS 13||LIEPĀJA 2 / Vecpils||15,77 km||26.05.2019||17:45|