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N. Marčėnaitė opened the window to women racing world

2018-11-15

N. Marčėnaitė opened the window to women racing world

In 2003 there was the 4th race in Palanga called “Horn Grand Prix 1003 km race“. The race was similar to the one in 2001 as the winners were once again the strongest team with Vytautas Venckūnas and Alfredas Kudla driving “Porsche Carrera GT3“. After this victory, V. Venskūnas was the first Lithuanian sportsman winning 3 times in a row in Palanga race.

Misfortune for the rivals

2003 and 2001 race identical only the end, the scenario was different like black and white.
The rival team “Los Patrankos“ driving “Audi RS4“ was determined to win and the effort was really seen, nevertheless, on 266 ...

In 2003 there was the 4th race in Palanga called “Horn Grand Prix 1003 km race“. The race was similar to the one in 2001 as the winners were once again the strongest team with Vytautas Venckūnas and Alfredas Kudla driving “Porsche Carrera GT3“. After this victory, V. Venskūnas was the first Lithuanian sportsman winning 3 times in a row in Palanga race.

Misfortune for the rivals

2003 and 2001 race identical only the end, the scenario was different like black and white.
The rival team “Los Patrankos“ driving “Audi RS4“ was determined to win and the effort was really seen, nevertheless, on 266 ...

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In 2002 1000km race had a new name "Horn Grand Prix"

2018-11-05

In 2002 1000km race had a new name "Horn Grand Prix"

2002 1st of January, Euro officially becomes a currency;

Lithuanian sportsman and sportswoman won 2 gold medals in Sydney;

Lithuanian men basketball team for three times in a row won bronze medals in the same Olympics;

For the third time, the car racing event took place in Palanga.

In 2002 1000km race had a new name "Horn Grand Prix"

Darius Jonušis, the head of "Promo Events" explained that it did not mean that beer was flooding in rivers. Jus business men saw opportunities to invest.

One of the most interesting team was "Le Mano Klubas" driving "Volkswagen Golf". The team name was inspired by...

2002 1st of January, Euro officially becomes a currency;

Lithuanian sportsman and sportswoman won 2 gold medals in Sydney;

Lithuanian men basketball team for three times in a row won bronze medals in the same Olympics;

For the third time, the car racing event took place in Palanga.

In 2002 1000km race had a new name "Horn Grand Prix"

Darius Jonušis, the head of "Promo Events" explained that it did not mean that beer was flooding in rivers. Jus business men saw opportunities to invest.

One of the most interesting team was "Le Mano Klubas" driving "Volkswagen Golf". The team name was inspired by...

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The record reached on the second year of 1000km race stayed for 15 years more

2018-10-23

The record reached on the second year of 1000km race stayed for 15 years more

The year 2001:

3 483 972 people are living in Lithuania

The horrific 9/11 act in the US shook the world.

The first “Harry Potter” film was released.

Lithuanian fashion designer Juozas Statkevicius held a fashion show in Paris.

The second 1000km race in Palanga astonished the racing world.

The record reached on the second year of 1000km race stayed for 15 years more

“After the first year’s race, we didn’t have a single thought that next year we will not meet. We knew for sure that the second race is going to happen” states the organizer of the race Darius Jonušis.

The mayor of Palanga, Egidijus...

The year 2001:

3 483 972 people are living in Lithuania

The horrific 9/11 act in the US shook the world.

The first “Harry Potter” film was released.

Lithuanian fashion designer Juozas Statkevicius held a fashion show in Paris.

The second 1000km race in Palanga astonished the racing world.

The record reached on the second year of 1000km race stayed for 15 years more

“After the first year’s race, we didn’t have a single thought that next year we will not meet. We knew for sure that the second race is going to happen” states the organizer of the race Darius Jonušis.

The mayor of Palanga, Egidijus...

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After the First Race Tears of Darius Jonušis

2018-10-01

After the First Race Tears of Darius Jonušis

The year 2000. The very beginning of the new century was memorable. Back then Lithuania had 3,5 million inhabitants and celebrated 10 years of independence. There was the only 16 storage “skyscraper” in Vilnius, the average wage 200 Euros. Lithuanian basketball players almost won against USA full of NBA players. In the year 2000, Michael Schumacher after 21 years finally won a championship for Ferrari. The first 1000km race was also held the same year.

The organizer, Darius Jonušis to this day remembers the silence after the first race. It was on the 19th of August, 2000. Tears of joy streame...

The year 2000. The very beginning of the new century was memorable. Back then Lithuania had 3,5 million inhabitants and celebrated 10 years of independence. There was the only 16 storage “skyscraper” in Vilnius, the average wage 200 Euros. Lithuanian basketball players almost won against USA full of NBA players. In the year 2000, Michael Schumacher after 21 years finally won a championship for Ferrari. The first 1000km race was also held the same year.

The organizer, Darius Jonušis to this day remembers the silence after the first race. It was on the 19th of August, 2000. Tears of joy streame...

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Jubiliejinės, 20-tosios „Aurum 1006 km lenktynės“ – liepos 17-20 d.

2018-09-19

Jubiliejinės, 20-tosios „Aurum 1006 km lenktynės“ – liepos 17-20 d.

Šiemet kaip niekad anksti patvirtinta kitais metais vyksiančio didžiausio automobilių lenktynių festivalio Baltijos šalyse – jubiliejinių, 20-ųjų „Aurum 1006 km lenktynių“ – data.

Jos tradiciškai bus surengtos didžiausiame šalies vasaros kurorte Palangoje 2019 metų liepos 17-20 dienomis. Būtent čia jos debiutavo 2000-aisiais ir per visą savo gyvavimo laikotarpį nė karto nebuvo pakeitusios lokacijos.

„Apie jubiliejines, 20-ąsias ilgų nuotolių lenktynes pradėjome galvoti nepraėjus nė mėnesiui po šiemet pasibaigusio 1006 km maratono, - sako jų pagrindinis organizatorius, VšĮ „Promo events“ direk...

Šiemet kaip niekad anksti patvirtinta kitais metais vyksiančio didžiausio automobilių lenktynių festivalio Baltijos šalyse – jubiliejinių, 20-ųjų „Aurum 1006 km lenktynių“ – data.

Jos tradiciškai bus surengtos didžiausiame šalies vasaros kurorte Palangoje 2019 metų liepos 17-20 dienomis. Būtent čia jos debiutavo 2000-aisiais ir per visą savo gyvavimo laikotarpį nė karto nebuvo pakeitusios lokacijos.

„Apie jubiliejines, 20-ąsias ilgų nuotolių lenktynes pradėjome galvoti nepraėjus nė mėnesiui po šiemet pasibaigusio 1006 km maratono, - sako jų pagrindinis organizatorius, VšĮ „Promo events“ direk...

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“Aurum 1006 km Races”: Fight Till the End

2018-07-30

“Aurum 1006 km Races”: Fight Till the End

There was a racing fight for a winner’s place until the 373rd lap in the 19th marathon races in Palanga. Yet no less different fight was in the other leagues.

GT

The first 3 places coincided in the general competition. The 1st winner who overcame the all time highest record in the races was “Palanga SPA hotel by EMG Motorsport” with 373 laps in 8 h 42 min.

In the 2nd place, “Circle K milesPLUS racing team” finished with the same number of laps, yet they lagged for 1 min while “Palanga SPA hotel 2 by SpeedLover” did only 363 laps. All of the winners in GT leagues drove “Porsche 911 GT3 Cup”.

In...

There was a racing fight for a winner’s place until the 373rd lap in the 19th marathon races in Palanga. Yet no less different fight was in the other leagues.

GT

The first 3 places coincided in the general competition. The 1st winner who overcame the all time highest record in the races was “Palanga SPA hotel by EMG Motorsport” with 373 laps in 8 h 42 min.

In the 2nd place, “Circle K milesPLUS racing team” finished with the same number of laps, yet they lagged for 1 min while “Palanga SPA hotel 2 by SpeedLover” did only 363 laps. All of the winners in GT leagues drove “Porsche 911 GT3 Cup”.

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„Aurum 1006 km lenktynės“ – rekordinis renginys  ir moderniausia TV transliacija

2018-07-26

„Aurum 1006 km lenktynės“ – rekordinis renginys ir moderniausia TV transliacija

Savaitgalį Palangą sudrebinusios „Aurum 1006 km lenktynės“ stebino pasiektais rekordais ir įspūdinga modernia transliacija, kurios metu žiūrovai galėjo mėgautis tiesioginiu vaizdu ir iš lenktynių automobilių.

Tarptautinės 1006 km lenktynės baigėsi belgų „Palanga Spa Hotel by EMG Motorsport“ komandos triumfu. Rekordus mušė ne tik lenktynių dalyviai. Renginio TV transliacija buvo išskirtinai moderni.

„Šiemet lenktynes transliavome pasitelkę rekordinį skaičių kamerų – 21. Kamera ant troso pit-lane zonoje galėjo atsidurti beveik prie kiekvieno bokso. 6 kameros buvo sumontuotos automobiliuose, jos...

Savaitgalį Palangą sudrebinusios „Aurum 1006 km lenktynės“ stebino pasiektais rekordais ir įspūdinga modernia transliacija, kurios metu žiūrovai galėjo mėgautis tiesioginiu vaizdu ir iš lenktynių automobilių.

Tarptautinės 1006 km lenktynės baigėsi belgų „Palanga Spa Hotel by EMG Motorsport“ komandos triumfu. Rekordus mušė ne tik lenktynių dalyviai. Renginio TV transliacija buvo išskirtinai moderni.

„Šiemet lenktynes transliavome pasitelkę rekordinį skaičių kamerų – 21. Kamera ant troso pit-lane zonoje galėjo atsidurti beveik prie kiekvieno bokso. 6 kameros buvo sumontuotos automobiliuose, jos...

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“Aurum 1006 km Races”: another victory for “Porsche”

2018-07-21

“Aurum 1006 km Races”: another victory for “Porsche”

On Saturday evening, after 8 hours 41 min 59,272 sec and 373 laps, Steve Vanbellingen from “Palanga Spa Hotel by EMG Motorsport” has crossed the finish line first with “Porsche 911 GT3 Cup”.

It is the second victory in Palanga for him. The first one was in 2010.

Yet just before the finish line, the racer knew he broke the record for the shortest race ever as the last one was 8 h 44 min 55,924 sec.

In Palanga, 12 “Porsche” cars have won the competition through the years.

The team-winner has celebrated the victory in the GT class and the qualifying race as well.

Robertas Kupčikas and Nemunas...

On Saturday evening, after 8 hours 41 min 59,272 sec and 373 laps, Steve Vanbellingen from “Palanga Spa Hotel by EMG Motorsport” has crossed the finish line first with “Porsche 911 GT3 Cup”.

It is the second victory in Palanga for him. The first one was in 2010.

Yet just before the finish line, the racer knew he broke the record for the shortest race ever as the last one was 8 h 44 min 55,924 sec.

In Palanga, 12 “Porsche” cars have won the competition through the years.

The team-winner has celebrated the victory in the GT class and the qualifying race as well.

Robertas Kupčikas and Nemunas...

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Growing Tension:   No Clear Leaders Halfway Through

2018-07-21

Growing Tension: No Clear Leaders Halfway Through

It has been getting more and more hotter in “Aurum 1006 km Races” as TOP3 is changing all the time.

All the teams were done 186 laps at 16:26 marking the race’s halfway.

“Porsche” and TCR Go Against Each Other

Afer the first hour, the TOP3 included all “Porsche 911 GT3 Cup” cars. In the first place “Palanga Spa Hotel by EMG Motorsport” remained the longest.

“Circle K milesPLUS racing team” is the second while the third place belongs to “Palanga Spa Hotel 2 by SpeedLover”.

Ralf Aron from the latter team made a fast changes, and during the 168 lap, he recorded 1 min 10,862 sec. Another “Porsch...

It has been getting more and more hotter in “Aurum 1006 km Races” as TOP3 is changing all the time.

All the teams were done 186 laps at 16:26 marking the race’s halfway.

“Porsche” and TCR Go Against Each Other

Afer the first hour, the TOP3 included all “Porsche 911 GT3 Cup” cars. In the first place “Palanga Spa Hotel by EMG Motorsport” remained the longest.

“Circle K milesPLUS racing team” is the second while the third place belongs to “Palanga Spa Hotel 2 by SpeedLover”.

Ralf Aron from the latter team made a fast changes, and during the 168 lap, he recorded 1 min 10,862 sec. Another “Porsch...

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A New Lithuanian record: 1000 km by Electromobile in 21 h 33 min

2018-07-21

A New Lithuanian record: 1000 km by Electromobile in 21 h 33 min

Aidas Bubinas, Valdas Jarutis, Vitoldas Milius and Yogendra Pratap finished on Saturday in Palanga. They all broke the record by driving with “Kia Soul EV” 1000 km in 21 h 33 min. They have started on Friday afternoon and spend less than an a day driving the main cities of Lithuania.

V. Milius states that it is far more complicated to drive around in electromobile than a diesel car. According to him, this example shows that it is possible to reach a long destination by environmentally friendly transport.

Plan: Stopping at Every 150 km

The crew of four people began their journey at 16 o’clock...

Aidas Bubinas, Valdas Jarutis, Vitoldas Milius and Yogendra Pratap finished on Saturday in Palanga. They all broke the record by driving with “Kia Soul EV” 1000 km in 21 h 33 min. They have started on Friday afternoon and spend less than an a day driving the main cities of Lithuania.

V. Milius states that it is far more complicated to drive around in electromobile than a diesel car. According to him, this example shows that it is possible to reach a long destination by environmentally friendly transport.

Plan: Stopping at Every 150 km

The crew of four people began their journey at 16 o’clock...

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