“ Rally Žemaitija 2019”

 14-15 june 2019


We invite all motorsports enthusiasts from 14 to 15 June to the traditional rally fiesta in Kelmė town,
where will be held the sixth “Rally Žemaitija 2019”. Rally format has changed a lot compared to last year. Just
like a few years ago, the race will take place in two days, and two completely new special stages appear on the
rally map, which will probably appeal to both sportsmen and spectators. It has already become a tradition that
the park of rally cars will be complemented by participants of the Lithuanian Rally Sprint Championship
(LARSC) and Historic Cars. As every year, we expect guests from neighboring foreign countries, so it is expected
about 70 crews on the start podium.
Participants of LARSC classification will, as usual, overcome only part of the rally track, as well the
crews of “Historic” cars will have to pass the entire rally route this year. This is one of this year’s ”Rally
Žemaitija” news. Another novelty is that the Rally HQ will settle in the new Kelmė Sports Center on Thursday,
and only from Friday will move to the traditional place – Kelmė Culture Center. The Service park only from
early Saturday morning will start in the traditional place – Vytauto Didžiojo street, in the city center, and allday
Friday, the service park will be installed also beside the new Kelmė Sports Center. By the way, this service
park will also be used during the “Test Stage”, and the participating crews will visit here to repair and adjust
their cars.
The action in Kelmė will start from Thursday. From 10:00 in the morning, in Kelmė Sports Center will
begin Administrative checking, and after that, sportsmen will get acquainted with the race track up to the
evening. On Friday until noon, reconnaissance is scheduled for LARSC participants, while everyone wishing to
test their race cars on the “Test stage” before the rally starts will be able to do so from 11:30 to 14:30
completely near Kelmė.
Participants of LARC, “Historic” and “Rally Žemaitija 2019” will have to overcome 13 special stages in
two days, and the biggest surprise for the sportsmen and for spectators is the “carousel race” on the city streets.
The LARSC crews will start the rally on Friday only in the speed stage in the town, which they will pass twice.
On Saturday they will continue the race till the penultimate stage, so they will have to overcome them in total 9.
The race of Kelmė town streets will be on asphalt cover, all other speed sections will be on the gravel.
As always, for rally spectators are provided a few safe and comfortable monitoring areas, and through
each one of them the race cars will pass twice. On the first day of the rally, you will be able to see two or three
sportsmen’s drives in the speed sections. On Saturday there are provided 2 spectator’s areas in a different
special stages, through them the crews will overcome twice. This year the rally pass will cost 10 Eur during the
competition days.