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New team name – eager ambitions

2019-05-22

New team name – eager ambitions

Almost 40 teams have registered for the 20th race in Palanga. “Aurum 1006 km race“ is taking place on the 17-20th of July.

One of the teams is “Dream2Drive PRO” driving CUPRA TCR car and competing in TCR category. New team name does not mean that the team is new to the racing world. Last year this team was named ”London grill racing team“ and was one of the six teams competing in TCR category.

“London grill racing team” has won third place in the TCR category and 8th in the overall category. Thus, this year team is more eager to win and has only improved the quality of the team and the car. ...

Almost 40 teams have registered for the 20th race in Palanga. “Aurum 1006 km race“ is taking place on the 17-20th of July.

One of the teams is “Dream2Drive PRO” driving CUPRA TCR car and competing in TCR category. New team name does not mean that the team is new to the racing world. Last year this team was named ”London grill racing team“ and was one of the six teams competing in TCR category.

“London grill racing team” has won third place in the TCR category and 8th in the overall category. Thus, this year team is more eager to win and has only improved the quality of the team and the car. ...

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When you find your other half

2019-05-17

When you find your other half

**When you find your other half

Only two months are left until July 17-20th race in Palanga. This year the race is celebrating the 20th anniversary and teams are preparing for this celebration. In “Aurum 1006 km race“ will start the fastest Lithuanian ring driver Indrė Senkutė-Gedgaudienė.**

“I would not call myself an “Aurum 1006 km race“ veteran” – stated Indrė. By adding that it is only her fifth race. Indrė does not hide the fact that she is a driver from the street, previously not attempting to race in other categories.

Then 16-year old Indrė made her debut in the slalom race. The attemp...

**When you find your other half

Only two months are left until July 17-20th race in Palanga. This year the race is celebrating the 20th anniversary and teams are preparing for this celebration. In “Aurum 1006 km race“ will start the fastest Lithuanian ring driver Indrė Senkutė-Gedgaudienė.**

“I would not call myself an “Aurum 1006 km race“ veteran” – stated Indrė. By adding that it is only her fifth race. Indrė does not hide the fact that she is a driver from the street, previously not attempting to race in other categories.

Then 16-year old Indrė made her debut in the slalom race. The attemp...

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„Top 10“: geriausios citatos, pasakytos 1000 km lenktynių metu

2019-05-07

„Top 10“: geriausios citatos, pasakytos 1000 km lenktynių metu

"Aurum 1006 km lenktynės“ šiemet vyks jau dvidešimtą kartą. Per eilę metų jose dirbo šimtai žurnalistų, kuriems lenktynių dalyviai – sportininkai, komandų vadovai, mechanikai ar tiesiog palaikymo komandų nariai – pasakė milijonus žodžių. Dauguma jų praėjus dienai tampa tik istorijos dalimi, o kai kurios citatos tampa kone folkloru ir prisimenamos praėjus ne vieneriems metams. Šiame straipsnyje – dešimt tokių citatų.

Robertas Javtokas apie vairavimą lenktynių trasoje

„Be kartu važiuojančių profesionalų, tikriausiai, trasoje rodyčiau posūkius ir lėkčiau įsijungęs rūko žibintus“, – 2018 m. pasiva...

"Aurum 1006 km lenktynės“ šiemet vyks jau dvidešimtą kartą. Per eilę metų jose dirbo šimtai žurnalistų, kuriems lenktynių dalyviai – sportininkai, komandų vadovai, mechanikai ar tiesiog palaikymo komandų nariai – pasakė milijonus žodžių. Dauguma jų praėjus dienai tampa tik istorijos dalimi, o kai kurios citatos tampa kone folkloru ir prisimenamos praėjus ne vieneriems metams. Šiame straipsnyje – dešimt tokių citatų.

Robertas Javtokas apie vairavimą lenktynių trasoje

„Be kartu važiuojančių profesionalų, tikriausiai, trasoje rodyčiau posūkius ir lėkčiau įsijungęs rūko žibintus“, – 2018 m. pasiva...

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Twenty years with a microphone

2019-04-24

Twenty years with a microphone

20th “Aurum 1006km race” is expected to be a huge event. The organizer, Darius Jonušis, states that if not for the people who stood by the side since the beginning of the race – there would not be the 20th race. One of them is a man with a microphone, television, and radio anchor Saulenis POCIŪNAS. He is the commentator of the race since the very beginning.

“The Green Hell”

One of the main memories of Saulenis Pociūnas is “The Green Hell” race in Nürburg, Germany. He was surprised that so many people can live with such a passion for a race event. People would gather, eat, laugh and cheer for t...

20th “Aurum 1006km race” is expected to be a huge event. The organizer, Darius Jonušis, states that if not for the people who stood by the side since the beginning of the race – there would not be the 20th race. One of them is a man with a microphone, television, and radio anchor Saulenis POCIŪNAS. He is the commentator of the race since the very beginning.

“The Green Hell”

One of the main memories of Saulenis Pociūnas is “The Green Hell” race in Nürburg, Germany. He was surprised that so many people can live with such a passion for a race event. People would gather, eat, laugh and cheer for t...

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A look to 1000 km race from the referee perspective

2019-04-09

A look to 1000 km race from the referee perspective

Not much is left until the 20th “Aurum 1006km race” on July 17-20th. We have been telling stories from each year of the previous races, nevertheless, it is interesting to see the race from referees’ perspectives.

The main man

All sportsmen know him, many spectators have seen him. He is the main referee and true professional for the race - Gražvydas Smetonis.

Not many people know that Gražvydas has been here since the very first race. Everyone who knows him can assure that he is a true expert in this field. Gražvydas himself has stated that he did even notice that 20 years have passed.

They h...

Not much is left until the 20th “Aurum 1006km race” on July 17-20th. We have been telling stories from each year of the previous races, nevertheless, it is interesting to see the race from referees’ perspectives.

The main man

All sportsmen know him, many spectators have seen him. He is the main referee and true professional for the race - Gražvydas Smetonis.

Not many people know that Gražvydas has been here since the very first race. Everyone who knows him can assure that he is a true expert in this field. Gražvydas himself has stated that he did even notice that 20 years have passed.

They h...

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The main attraction in 1006 km race – extraordinary cars

2019-04-04

The main attraction in 1006 km race – extraordinary cars

Throughout the 19 years of 1006 km race in Palanga, there were hundreds of different cars. Each year at least a few “Porsche 911 GT3“ or “BMW 3” cars start in the race. However, there were and are unusual cars that attract everyone eyes. They are not necessarily the fastest or winner cars. Nevertheless, they have won the attention of the organizers, participants, and spectators. Here are the top 10 cars.

“Alfa Romeo GT“

“Alfa Romeo“ club is the most active in Lithuania. There is no other club in Lithuania that could gather a team for 1000 km race in Palanga and each year enjoy the race more an...

Throughout the 19 years of 1006 km race in Palanga, there were hundreds of different cars. Each year at least a few “Porsche 911 GT3“ or “BMW 3” cars start in the race. However, there were and are unusual cars that attract everyone eyes. They are not necessarily the fastest or winner cars. Nevertheless, they have won the attention of the organizers, participants, and spectators. Here are the top 10 cars.

“Alfa Romeo GT“

“Alfa Romeo“ club is the most active in Lithuania. There is no other club in Lithuania that could gather a team for 1000 km race in Palanga and each year enjoy the race more an...

... Read more
In 1000 km race – 2 women teams

2019-03-26

In 1000 km race – 2 women teams

The 20th 1000km race is taking place on 17-20th of July in Palanga. A separate section of each year’s race highlights is dedicated to the big celebration.

Difficult to find similarities

No one can tell that in the history of the racing world there could be 2 races similar to each other. 14th and 15th races have only one similarity- winning teams were Lithuanian.

2013 winners “General Financing-Autopaslauga“ team members Nemunas and Nerijus Dagilis and Benediktas Vanagas were driving “Porsche 911 GT3“.

After one the year 1000 km race won Jonas and Ignas Gelžinis as well as Edvinas Arkušauska...

The 20th 1000km race is taking place on 17-20th of July in Palanga. A separate section of each year’s race highlights is dedicated to the big celebration.

Difficult to find similarities

No one can tell that in the history of the racing world there could be 2 races similar to each other. 14th and 15th races have only one similarity- winning teams were Lithuanian.

2013 winners “General Financing-Autopaslauga“ team members Nemunas and Nerijus Dagilis and Benediktas Vanagas were driving “Porsche 911 GT3“.

After one the year 1000 km race won Jonas and Ignas Gelžinis as well as Edvinas Arkušauska...

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Extraordinary events in the history of 1006 km race

2019-03-20

Extraordinary events in the history of 1006 km race

1000 km race is held in Lithuania since 2000. It is an extraordinary event that gathers various people, many teams from different corners of the world.

Through the 19 years, there were various events, some of them are now canceled and some of them are still organized every year as a tradition.

Motorbikes

In 2000-2001 motorbikes also competed in 1000 km race. After that, it was canceled for safety reasons. Palanga track is suitable for cars and not for motorbikes.

Historical technics

For several years it was possible to see historical cars race. Slow, difficult to handle cars competed to be th...

1000 km race is held in Lithuania since 2000. It is an extraordinary event that gathers various people, many teams from different corners of the world.

Through the 19 years, there were various events, some of them are now canceled and some of them are still organized every year as a tradition.

Motorbikes

In 2000-2001 motorbikes also competed in 1000 km race. After that, it was canceled for safety reasons. Palanga track is suitable for cars and not for motorbikes.

Historical technics

For several years it was possible to see historical cars race. Slow, difficult to handle cars competed to be th...

... Read more
Palangoje – ovacijos Pietų Afrikos Respublikos lenktynininkams

2019-03-15

Palangoje – ovacijos Pietų Afrikos Respublikos lenktynininkams

When in 2012 millions of people celebrated Queen’s Elizabeth anniversary back in Lithuania everyone celebrated the victory of the drivers from the Republic of South Africa. That was in the 13th 1000km race.

The Race traveled all the way to Africa

When in 2012 around 40 teams have gathered from various corners from Europe for “Omnitel 1000km race” it was the usual event. However, one sportsmen team was from the Republic of South Africa. Just then the race became more well-known even in farther countries.

Team members rented “Porsche 911 GT3 Cup“ car and asked Ramūnas Kliaudaitis to be the team...

When in 2012 millions of people celebrated Queen’s Elizabeth anniversary back in Lithuania everyone celebrated the victory of the drivers from the Republic of South Africa. That was in the 13th 1000km race.

The Race traveled all the way to Africa

When in 2012 around 40 teams have gathered from various corners from Europe for “Omnitel 1000km race” it was the usual event. However, one sportsmen team was from the Republic of South Africa. Just then the race became more well-known even in farther countries.

Team members rented “Porsche 911 GT3 Cup“ car and asked Ramūnas Kliaudaitis to be the team...

... Read more
“Aurum 1006 km race“ – young face and never seen “Lamborghini“

2019-03-05

“Aurum 1006 km race“ – young face and never seen “Lamborghini“

Not even a week has passed since the registration for the 2019 “Aurum 1006km race powered by Hankook”.

Darius Jonušis, the organizer and the manager of “Promo Events” was happy to announce that in less than a week already 17 teams have registered for the event. The organizers are really happy and enthusiastic that all the plans to make the anniversary, 20th, extraordinary will happen with such willingness from the people to participate in this event.

One of the first ones to register was “Kaukaro“ sports club, they will send 2 teams. “Gera dovana - Lambooo.lt“ and “Emex Logistics by Spartransa...

Not even a week has passed since the registration for the 2019 “Aurum 1006km race powered by Hankook”.

Darius Jonušis, the organizer and the manager of “Promo Events” was happy to announce that in less than a week already 17 teams have registered for the event. The organizers are really happy and enthusiastic that all the plans to make the anniversary, 20th, extraordinary will happen with such willingness from the people to participate in this event.

One of the first ones to register was “Kaukaro“ sports club, they will send 2 teams. “Gera dovana - Lambooo.lt“ and “Emex Logistics by Spartransa...

... Read more