On Thursday morning the administrative checks of “Samsonas Rally Utena” has started in the Centre of Creative Industries “Taurapilis” in Utena. Most of the crews that will start in the final stage of the Lithuanian automobile rally and rally sprint championship, which will start on Friday afternoon, have already visited it in the first half-day.

In total 110 crews applied for this competition which will contain two days for the administrative commission formalities. The crews had an opportunity to reserve their time for the administrative checks in advance, so over seven dozen crews took the completed the first official procedures on Thursday. The administrative checks of “Samsonas Rally Utena” will still work on Friday morning.

After the administrative checks final list of participants will be revealed and teams will still be waiting for the scrutineering, but this procedure will already be handled by the team mechanics. Participants themselves will go to Special Stages to make their pacenotes.

The solemn opening ceremony of “Samsonas Rally Utena” competition is scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. next to the Creative Industries Center “Taurapilis” where the rally headquarters is located. The starting arch is already installed here. Participants will move to the first speed sections from here. On the same day, four daytime and two night Special Stages will await for the crews. After them at 9.30 p.m. a concert of the group “Begėdžiai” is planned which will take place on the Big outdoor stage near the Utena cultural centre.

Saturday is the second day of the rally. It will start at 8:25 a.m. when the first car will start on the first Special Stage of the day. “Samsonas Rally Utena” prize giving ceremony is scheduled at 9:00 p.m., after which a concert by Donatas Montvydas and the band will be held.

More information about the list of participants, the start times of the sprints, the results and other information can be found at www.samsonasrally.com. Tickets to the rally will cost 10 euros. They will be available for purchase at the entrances to the Special Stages and at the Creative Industries Center “Taurapilis”.