Riga Summer Race will take place in Bikernieki (Riga, Latvia) this weekend – on August 17-18. We are happy to announce that Valters will participate in the TCR class of the North European and Baltic 6H endurance (NEZ6H) championship for the first time in his career.
The new TCR class made its debut at the start of this season in the NEZ and Baltic Touring Car Championships and has quickly attracted Lithuanian and Estonian drivers. Valters Zviedris will be the first Latvian driver to enter the TCR class.
Valters Zviedris debut with a TCR car will be together with the DHL Racing Team from Lithuania behind the wheel of Cupra TCR-DSG. Team is managed by the titled Lithuanian racing driver Ramūnas Čapkauskas. The team is currently ranked 6th overall and 5th in TCR class after two rounds of the season.
“TCR is a fast-growing worldwide series that Valter could be the next step in motor racing after the Legend Car class, where he is already participating his third season. This opportunity will allow Valters to get to know the specifics of the TCR car. The goal for the next season is to enter the Baltic TCR sprint series. This start is possible thanks to the sponsorship of Optibet Ltd., who believes in Valter’s growth and talent,” said Aigars Zviedris, manager and father of the young driver.
Original article here – http://batcc.eu/2019/08/07/first-latvian-driver-to-participate-in-tcr-class/