In the second stage of the ‘BMW 325 CUP’ in Biķernieki,…

first_imgPublicity photoOn July 26, the second stage of the Baltic Highway Championship (BaTCC) in the newly created BMW 325 CUP class will take place on Biķernieki track, which has become very popular among participants and where the battle between Latvian and Lithuanian highway drivers has already taken place.Approximately 15 participants will enter the competition, including 8-10 from Latvia. If in the first stage of the competition at the end of June three Lithuanian representatives started in Kaunas, then six athletes from the neighboring country are expected in Riga, also the current leader of the championship, titled Ramūnas Čapkauskas.Matīss Mežaks, who ranks second in the overall standings and is considered one of the favorites to win the championship, is optimistic about the competition in Riga: “Kaunas race was for a baptismal fire car, so I am even very happy with the second place. However, the goals in Riga are the highest, because it is our home track, as well as the car will have already gained combat hardening.It is gratifying that many fast Lithuanian athletes are also involved in the class and we will soon be joining Estonian athletes as well. Such diversity only makes the championship more interesting and even creates a healthy competition between countries. See you on July 26! ”Among the Latvian participants, we will see already experienced highway riders at the start – Artjomas Kočlamazašvili, Ģirts Daugaviņš, Tomas Bērziņš, Edgars Bundzis, as well as debutants – Andris Čats, Ruslans Talatiņņiks, Kārlis Daubis, Gints DzenisEvents on the track are made even more unpredictable by the fact that the starting places are drawn – increasing the chances of each participant to climb the podium, but the fastest riders have to overtake to get to the leading positions.Currently, 30 BMW 325 CUP cars are being prepared for the competition in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia at various stages of development, making this class the most massive of all classes on the highway in the Baltic States. You can participate in the BMW 325 CUP class with the BMW E90 or E92 models equipped with a safety frame. All cars have the same 2.5-liter standard engines, which develops 218 hp. Cars also have the same shock absorbers, tires, brake discs and air filters.This year, four stages of the BMW 325 CUP class in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are planned for the Baltic Championship.The information was prepared by:Jānis Straupe, BaTCC championship representativelast_img