Ralfs Sirmacis, winner of Rally Estonia 2016 and one of the fastest Latvian rally drivers is coming back to Estonia. He and Ralfs Igavenš will start at Shell Helix Rally Estonia held on 12-14 of July. Fresh winners of ERC 2 category at FIA ERC Rally Liepaja will drive this time Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X prepared by Latvian team ASRT. The participation of Ralfs Sirmacis and Ralfs Igavenš at Official WRC Promotional event is in cooperation with Pirelli and Sportland.
Three times FIA ERC European Rally Championship rally winner Sirmacis finished 3rdoverall in the series in 2016. Last weekend Sirmacis and Igavenš started their home FIA ERC event in Liepaja where they won ERC 2 category. Their next rally will be Shell Helix Rally Estonia.
Ralfs Sirmacis: “Shell Helix Rally Estonia is still my favorite rally. It is fast, with jumps and corners which makes it very enjoyable. Of course I wanted to drive it once again with R5 car but I’m sure it will fun with Mitsubishi Lancer EVO too. In Rally Liepaja we saw that we have the pace and we will give our maximum at Rally Estonia.”
Urmo Aava, director of Shell Helix Rally Estonia welcomes Ralfs Sirmacis and Ralfs Igavenš and other Latvian drivers at Rally Estonia.
Urmo Aava: “It is great to see our 2016 winner Ralfs Sirmacis back in Estonia. I’m sure that the experience he has from our event will help him to show competitive pace. I believe also that Ralfs Sirmacis and Ralfs Igavenš and other Latvian drivers will receive great support from Latvian fans who will travel to Estonia as Shell Helix Rally Estonia is a round of Latvian championship too.”
Rally passes are now available on Shell Helix Rally Estonia official website rallyestonia.com with the price of 24 euros.
Shell Helix Rally Estonia 2019 is held on 12-14 July 2019 in Tartu, Otepää, Elva, Kanepi and Kambja. It is a round of Estonian and Latvian Championship and FIA European Rally Trophy as well as an Official WRC promotional event.