Rally Sarma 2024 will open the Baltic Sea Rally Championship

  • 2024-01-11

The traditional winter rally Sarma becomes part of the Baltic Sea Rally Championship for the first time in its illustrious forty-nine-year history. The action kicks off on the icy roads of Gulbene region on February 10, marking the opening event of this championship. Simultaneously, Rally Sarma 2024 serves as the second leg of the Latvian Rally Championship and the Latvian Historic Rally Cup, as well as the second event of the season for participants of the Latvian Rallysprint Cup. 

Beyond Rally Sarma, the Baltic Sea Rally Championship 2024 promises a riveting series, including the Finnish Länsirannikon Ralli (May 24-25), the Estonian Paide Rally (August 23-24), and the Lithuanian Samsonas Rally Utena (September 26-28). Last year witnessed the participation of 152 rally crews from twelve countries, with Estonia clinching the Nations Cup, Latvia securing silver, and Finland claiming bronze.

Organized by "Gulbenes AUTO - MOTO," Rally Sarma 2024 features a meticulously designed route spanning less than two hundred and sixty kilometers with six challenging special stages, totaling over ninety kilometers. The compact format ensures an exciting event for participants and spectators alike. The rally festivities commence with opening ceremony on the eve of February 9 in centre of Gulbene at 18:00.

"We have reconfigured three apparently well-known special stages, and after listening to the wishes of the athletes, we have made them a little longer, so that the athletes can "run" in the special stages of the length typical to the large rallies, and better prepare for this summer's biggest event of the Latvian rally," reveals the rally director Jānis Sniedzāns.

With just a month to go until Rally Sarma 2024, official documents have been published on the Latvian Rally Championship website www.autorally.lv, and participant entries are now open. For accommodation details, visit the tourism information website of Gulbene region www.visitgulbene.lv. Stay updated on all things Rally Sarma by following our Facebook page.