Samsonas Rally Rokiškis” – let’s take the maximum speed to the hottest rally fiesta!

„Samsonas Rally Rokiškis“ became well known in Lithuania as well as abroad after being organized for two years in a row. It is well indicated by increasing number of participants from abroad and spectators. Racers from 15 different countries participated in last years event. Among them- legend from Finland ten times its champion Juha Salo. Also Teemu Asunma leader of Finland championship. Goalkeeper of „Madrid Real“ Santiago Canizares, WRC legend Toni Gardemeister and many more were participating. A record number of spectators was no doubt influenced by well known names, impressive jumps and two-days-long rally fiesta. More than 40 thousands spectators visited the event on 3-4 of August 2018. By the way organizers of „Samsonas Rally Rokiškis“ presented brand new „Toyota Yaris“ for winners in R2 class. Prize was very motivating and encouraging sportsmen to fight.

On 9-10th of August 2019 no doubt the hottest summer event „Samsonas Rally Rokiškis“ will definatelly be as good as previous events. A lot of surprises and news are already prepared for participants as well as for spectators. Rally will start a year of sports in Rokiškis as the town was announced to become a capital of culture of Lithuania in 2019.

„Samsonas Rally Rokiškis“ is organized by public institution „Automotoprojektai“ established in 2005. Head of institution Audrius Gimžauskas – master of automobile sport, well known for winning or prizewinning a lot of autosport championships. This company organized high level event  „300 Lakes Rally“ in 2010-2018. „Samsonas Rally Rokiškis“ are organized and managed by „Automotoprojektai“ since 2018.  Close co-operation with partner of the name „Samsonas Motorsport“ will continue this year. “Samsonas Motorsport” partnership all over the world gives us an opportunity to enjoy impressive guests from abroad.

Rally guests

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Kenneth Johnsrød

Norway

Lenktyniauti į Lietuvą atvyks Norvegijos karalystės ralio čempionas, “Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX” vairuojantis Kennethas Johnsrodas. Sportininkas niekada nėra lenktyniavęs mūsų šalyje, bet tikisi greičiu konkuruoti su geriausiais Lietuvos lenktynininkais. Pasikalbėjome su sportininku apie jo patirtį, komandos sudėtį, norvegiško ralio ypatumus ir siekius “Samsonas Rally Rokiškis” varžyboms.

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Toni Gardemeister

Finland

Rugpjūčio 3-4 dienomis Rokiškio apylinkėse jau antrą kartą įvyksiančios „Samsonas Rally Rokiškis“ varžybos šiemet žiūrovams pateiks dar daugiau staigmenų. Kol kas organizatoriai visų kortų neatskleidžia, tačiau vienas koziris jau atverstas – Lietuvoje pasirodys legendinis Pasaulio ralio čempionato lenktynininkas, suomis Toni Gardemeisteris.

Paul Ferreira

Paul Ferreira

USA

Paulas Ferreira pripažįsta, kad ralis Lietuvoje jam bus tikras iššūkis, mat sportininkas yra pripratęs prie visiškai kitokių greičio ruožų. Nieko panašaus į lietuviškus miškų ir laukų keliukus su tramplinais nėra nei Amerikoje, nei jo gimtojoje Portugalijoje.

Moments of rally