Less than two weeks left till „Samsonas Rally Rokiškis“ race which will be held July 31/ August 1 in Rokiškis and Zarasai area. Organizers as well as spectators are very happy about entry list. Fight for the victory is going to be really emotional.
Lithuanian rally champion Vaidotas Žala will have a chance to compare his skills with pilot of ERC and WRC2 Nikolay Gryazin from Russia. However, these two sportsmen are not the only candidates for the first place overall.
Rally champion of Finland Teemu Asunmaa who will participate in “Samsonas Rally Rokiškis“ for the fourth time already and is familiar with gravel roads of the area is coming to compete. It will be his first summer rally after the pause caused by quarantine. Teemu expects strong rivalry from Vaidotas Žala and Nikolay Gryazin.
„At the moment me and Emil Lindholm have 70 points each and we share first place in Finland rally championship. Two rallies left till the end of the season. “Samsonas Rally Rokiškis“ in Lithuniana and „Louna Eesti Ralli“ in Estonia in our plans. Race in Rokiškis will the first for me on the gravel this summer with „Škoda Fabia Rally 2 EVO”. Till now we only had some workout. It will be interesting competing with Vaidotas Žala and Nikolay Gryazin. They are extremely fast and they know how to drive on Baltic gravel roads“ – said rally champion of Finland Teemu Asunmaa.
Teemu Asunmaa made his debute in „Samsonas Rally Rokiškis“ in 2017. He won third place overall losing to second place winner Giedrius Notkus and first place winner Janis Vorobjovs. Next year Finnish rally champion was only a step from podium and finished rally in fourth place overall. Last year in SS 13 he retired due to “Ford Fiesta” technical problems.
“Samsonas Rally Rokiškis“ will be event of Lithuanian and Latvian rally championship as well as event of „Baltic rally Trophy“. Sportsmen will overcome 16 Specials stages and distance of almost 140 km.
More information on tickets, schedule of race etc. available on the organizer`s website www.samsonasrally.com