Lithuanians Samsonas / Varža come through to an unbelieveable Rally Talsi victory
Sunday was the second and final day of the fiftieth anniversary running of Rally Talsi, a Latvian and Lithuanian Rally Championship round, consisting of the last five special stages and the awards ceremony. On this day, the rally route went through Lībagi, Laidze, Ģibuļi and Lauciene regions before returning to Talsi to honour the fastest crews of this fiftieth anniversary event – Lithuanians Martynas Samsonas / Mindaugas Varža, Finns Kalle Rovanpera / Risto Pietilainen and another Lithuanian crew, Vytautas Švedas / Žilvinas Sakalauskas, who were not only third in the overall classification, but also had the honour to raise the travelling Champions Cup. This is the third time Švedas wins the trophy, meaning he will now keep it permanently.
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Rally Talsi leaders separated by just 1.06 seconds after leg one
Fiftieth anniversary event of Rally Talsi, a Latvian and Lithuanian Rally Championship round, got underway today, with the ceremonial start, priority crew start position selection and the first six special stages. Leg one concluded with the spectator favourite Talsi City Special stage, after which the young Finnish rally talent Kalle Rovanpera moved into the overall lead. Vytautas Švedas from Lithuania is currently in second place, just 1.06 seconds from the lead. Another Lithuanian, Giedrius Notkus, is third overnight. Rally Talsi will conclude on Sunday with five more special stages.
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