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Rally Liepāja with unprecedented scope, stage route going from Talsi to Liepāja
12.11.2018

LIEPĀJA, November 12, 2018

2019 FIA European Rally Championship and Latvian Rally Championship round Rally Liepāja will contain the best stages of the region – the so called “golden fund” of Latvian rallying. Next year’s route is significantly expanded, going from Talsi to Liepāja and giving the participants an opportunity to enjoy the best Latvian stages, with the spectators getting the chance to see the European Rally Championship drivers fight to be the fastest from the best spectator areas in Latvia. Rally Liepāja will take place on May 24-26, 2019.

Rally Talsi 2018 ©MVFoto

“In 2019, we will create a unique European Championship event in Latvia – it’s “base” will still be located in Liepāja, but the stages will cover a much wider area than before – the first special stages will take place in the Talsi region, followed by the Kurzeme region’s best roads, before the crews return to Liepāja to conclude the event.

Our next year’s vision and plan are unique and something that has not been done before. There are lots of challenges to overcome, but, if we were afraid of them, Latvia would not have hosted the FIA European Rally Championship and the FIA World Rallycross Championship rounds. We are being encouraged by our partners – Eurosport Events, Latvian Automobile Federation, the cities of Liepāja and Talsi – who have conceptually approved our plans and will work with us to make them a reality. I sincerely hope that other rally friends will also support us in this adventure, to create a European Rally Championship event in an unprecedented scale and quality!” says RA Events director Raimonds Strokšs.

Rally Liepāja 2018 ©Ronalds Sirba

FIA European Rally Championship round Rally Liepāja is possible thanks to the support by the Latvian government and rally city of Liepāja. We would like to thank our sponsor Neste, as well as the Latvian Automobile Federation. Rally Liepāja is organized by RA Events and Speed Festival Kurzeme.

2019 FIA European Rally Championship calendar*:

  1. AZORES AIRLINES RALLY – PORTUGAL – March 21-23
  2. RALLY ISLAS CANARIAS – SPAIN – May 2-4
  3. RALLY LIEPĀJA – LATVIA – May 24-26
  4. RALLY POLAND – POLAND – June 28-30
  5. RALLY DI ROMA CAPITALE – ITALY – July 19-21
  6. BARUM CZECH RALLY ZLIN – CZECH REPUBLIC – August 16-18
  7. CYPRUS RALLY – CYPRUS – September 27-29
  8. RALLY HUNGARY – HUNGARY – November 1-3

 

2019 FIA ERC Junior championship calendar*:

  1. AZORES AIRLINES RALLY – PORTUGAL – March 21-23
  2. RALLY ISLAS CANARIAS – SPAIN – May 2-4
  3. RALLY LIEPĀJA – LATVIA – May 24-26
  4. RALLY POLAND – POLAND – June 28-30
  5. RALLY DI ROMA CAPITALE – ITALY – July 19-21
  6. BARUM CZECH RALLY ZLIN – CZECH REPUBLIC – August 16-18

 

*calendar will be approved on December 5, 2018 in the FIA World Motor Sport Council