Rallycross driver Reinis Nitišs is currently beating the big drum for the FIA World Rallycross Championship round in his native Latvia to be held in Riga on September 16 and 17. Driving on pure ice was the absolute highlight for the 21-year-old campaigner from Mattias Ekström’s team, EKS. During one intermission of the KHL ice hockey match between Dinamo Riga and SKA St. Petersburg, Nitišs was allowed to hit the ice at the Arena Riga rink in the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro and did a few laps accompanied by thunderous applause of the more than 6,000 spectators. During the past weeks, the rallycross S1 was displayed in Riga’s four largest shopping centers and at the Positivus music festival, among others. Thanks to a special registration, the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro was allowed to be driven on public roads at these events. The World RX round in Riga celebrated a brilliant premiere last year and was recognized as the best event of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship.
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