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Weekend destination: Summer Drift Festival in Bikernieki

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Friday and Saturday, 17 – 18 July, Bikernieki Complex Sports Base will be holding the 5th stage of Latvian Drift Championship and 4th stage of Latvian Drift Cup. Over the course of the two days, it will be possible to watch the performances of more than 70 drifters from all three Baltic States.

Latvian Drift Championship and Latvian Drift Cup are nearing the second half of the season, which means that the competition will become even steeper.

Davis Mangalis remains in the lead after three Street Class stages, followed by the winner of the Estonian drift competition Matiss Kreslins and Dmitry Firov. Edijs Lukins and Juris Balcers are not far away as well, organizers say.

Yevgeny Sapuns and his Mercedes 190 are in the lead in the ProAm category of the Latvian Drift Cup. He is followed by the winner of the Estonian stage Raitis Maurans and Degviela Drift pilots Valters Kleinbergs and Voldemars Silins. It is possible that the fiercest competition will be displayed during the ProAm category of event this Saturday, because the situation is already tense. It is clear that all of the aforementioned pilots will not give up in the fight for the 2015 title.

Training runs for all categories of the competition will take place at Bikernieki track at 18:00-21:15 Friday, 17 July. Qualification and final runs will take place on Saturday. The opening ceremony of the event is scheduled for 13:00 on Saturday, 18 July.

Good news for all drift fans – the participant park will be open for all. This means the audience will be allowed to enter the territory and have a look at cars of professional drifters. There will also be entertainment for children – a special child corner with attractions and snacks.

Tickets are available for pre-order in all Biļešu serviss locations and The price of tickets in pre-order is EUR 6 (EUR 3 for pensioners and children under the age of sixteen). Entry is free of charge for invalids and children under the age of nine.


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