Revealed: ERC Rally Liepaja’s key numbers
With Rally Liepāja organisers gearing up to host round two of the 2020 FIA European Rally Championship from 14-16 August, here are the event’s key numbers.
10: Rally Liepāja 2020 is set to feature 10 high-speed gravel stages around the cities of Liepāja and Talsi in western Latvia.
180.51: The scheduled competitive distance is an action-packed 180.51 kilometres.
12: The eighth Rally Liepāja will get underway from Talsi Airfield, Ģibuļi Parish, at 12h00 local time on Saturday 15 August.
15: However, before then, from 15h00-17h15 local time on Friday 14 August, the first timed action takes place with Free Practice in the Grobiņa Parish followed by the Qualifying Stage from 17h30.
25.97: There’s no such thing as an easy start on Rally Liepāja: the opening special stage is a mammoth 25.97 kilometres in length.
28.02: However, SS4, which is scheduled to bring the opening day’s action to a close, will be even longer, measuring a whopping 28.02 kilometres.
5.58: SS9, the penultimate stage of Rally Liepāja, is the shortest at 5.58 kilometres.
93.15: At 93.15 kilometres, leg one of Rally Liepāja is the event’s longer leg with leg two covering a distance of 87.36 kilometres.
2: As well as counting for FIA European Rally Championship points, Rally Liepāja forms part of the Latvian Rally Championship (LRC) and FIA Baltic Rally Trophy.
1: Only one driver, Nikolay Gryazin, has won Rally Liepāja on more than one occasion. The other winners, including Craig Breen and Esapakka Lappi, have triumphed once only.