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18 SEP 2021. The highly anticipated Ferratum World RX of Riga-Latvia finally arrived and took place, as customary, on the renowned Biķernieki racing track in Riga

The 2021 Ferratum World RX Of Riga-Latvia comprised the fourth and fifth rounds of the eighth season of the FIA ​​World Rallycross Championship (two races in one weekend). On the first day of the competition, in the fourth stage, Niclas Grönholm took first place on the podium, Timmy Hansen took second place and Kevin Hansen took third place.

Here are some photographs from the first day of the World RX Of Riga-Latvia 2021 at Biķernieki racing track. These images were taken with a Sony Alpha 7 III mirrorless camera and a Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS and FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Lenses.

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About World RX motorsport series

The FIA World Rallycross Championship, also known as World RX, is a renowned international motorsport series that blends aspects of circuit racing, off-road racing, and rallying. Organized by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the championship showcases high-performance cars racing on mixed-surface tracks featuring both tarmac and gravel sections. The races are short and intense, typically lasting four to six laps, with several cars competing at once. The season consists of events hosted in various countries, spread over a weekend that includes practice sessions, qualifying heats, semi-finals, and finals, offering exhilarating entertainment for fans.

The championship attracts top rallycross drivers from various disciplines, including notable names such as Petter Solberg, Mattias Ekström, Johan Kristoffersson, and Timmy Hansen

In addition to individual driver championships, there is a team championship where teams accumulate points throughout the season, adding an extra layer of competition and strategy. The FIA World Rallycross Championship is known for its exciting racing format that combines high-speed racing, jumps, tight corners, and mixed surfaces, creating a unique challenge for drivers and ensuring thrilling action for fans worldwide.

Ferratum World RX Of Riga-Latvia 2021: Latvian stage day 1

Ferratum World RX Of Riga-Latvia 2021: Mattias Ekström racing and rally driver from Sweden.

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Fair competition and safety standards in World RX

The FIA sets regulations covering the technical specifications of cars, sporting rules, and safety measures. It conducts regular inspections to ensure compliance. The championship has experienced continuous growth, expanding to new countries, attracting more manufacturers and sponsors, and contributing to the overall development of rallycross as a motorsport discipline. Efforts have been made to enhance sustainability, including the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) through the Projekt E series, which promotes the adoption of sustainable technologies in motorsport.

World RX highlights: Ferratum World RX Of Riga-Latvia 2021, Day 1 semi-finals and final from Latvia.

About Biķernieki racing track

The Biķernieki racing track is renowned for its rich history that began in 1966. It has undergone several reconstructions to meet modern safety standards and to accommodate a range of racing events. The track’s layout features curves, turns, straights, and elevation changes that present a challenge to riders across various disciplines. The facilities at the Biķernieki racing track offer a broad spectrum of motorsport activities, including car racing, motorcycle racing, drifting, and time attack challenges. Its versatility enables the hosting of diverse events throughout the year, drawing both amateur and professional competitors. The Biķernieki racing track, serving as a key player in promoting motorsport culture and talent development in the Baltic region, is a hub for racing enthusiasts and professionals alike.

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