Rotax Nordic Challenge continues in Latvia with over 100 entries

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Following the incredibly hot opening round of the Rotax Nordic Challenge 2023 in Lithuania back in May, the second edition of the competitive regional series took place in contracting conditions on the previous weekend at the Latvian 333 Baltic Circuit, Ropazi. This event was also combined with round 4 of the national Rotax Max Challenge Latvia.

Compared to the first round of the Baltic karting championship, the practice days were met with a lot of heavy rain and wind caused by the prompt arrival of local thunderstorms. This did, however, mean that each of the competitors had a chance to test out the newly renovated 333 Baltic Circuit in wet conditions. Luckily on Saturday - race day - the rain stopped and returned to surprise everyone only during the award ceremony together with the champagne showers of the celebrations.

In total, there were 105 Rotax drivers from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Czech Republic, Poland, Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Norway and Georgia who participated, thereby increasing the grid to include 11 countries now. Each session offered fierce battles, which most definitely created an entertaining display of racing for all the spectators, aided by RMCET series commentator Alex Goldschmidt adding to the hype of the exciting competition.

With six RMC Grand Finals 2023 tickets to be awarded at the third and final round to the end of season highlight in Bahrain on December 2-9, the last event is bound to be an absolute thriller! Round 3 of the Rotax Nordic Challenge takes place further north across the border in Estonia at Aravete on August 18-19.

Check out the livestream video from Saturday with all the races and driver interviews on YouTube

Super Final results of Rotax Nordic Challenge Round 2

Micro MAX
P1 #25 Patrikas Jocius (GS RACING CLUB)
P2 #19 Remigijus Kriauciunas (NSL RACING)
P3 #9 Joris Zygimanta Stankevicius (PASKERACING)

Mini MAX
P1 #133 Nikita Ljubimov (TALVAR RACING)
P2 #177 Majus Mazinas (AUTEKS RACING)
P3 #110 Marko Plinta (SM RACING)

Junior MAX
P1 #238 Toms Strele (SM RACING)
P2 #285 Franciszek Sulima (BAMBINI RACING)
P3 #287 Tymofii Vladymirov (AGS RACING)

Senior MAX
P1 #314 Miska Kaskinen (MARKO KASKINEN)
P2 #311 Divari Tuomilehto (MARKO KASKINEN)
P3 #301 Paul Hamburg (TALVAR RACING)

DD2
P1 #411 Tomass Birstins (MRG RACING)
P2 #418 Patriks Noels Locmelis (MRG RACING)
P3 #435 Maxim Shchurko (LENKTYNIU LINIJA)

DD2 Masters
P1 #533 Martynas Tankevicius (LENKTYNIU LINIJA)
P2 #517 Henrijs Grube (RM LATVIA)
P3 #523 Igor Mukhin (BIRELART BALTICS)

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS - Rotax Nordic Challenge 2023

Text Jana Karzjuka – Photos Arturs Pavlovs

 

Created by: cggiuliano - 02/08/23

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