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More than 300 finished the 108 km women challenge

2019-07-20

More than 300 finished the 108 km women challenge

Only women take part in one of Aurum 1006 km racing festival events – the 108 km women challenge. 81 crew each with 2-5 women started their challenge in Palanga‘s racetrack on Friday morning and finished couple hours later in Atostogu parkas.

They did slalom racing, special quizzes and other tasks. The creativity of participants made all region of Palanga look nicer than usual – women decorated their cars and spend much time finding ways how to look different. The team names are unusual as well: Fast divorce (Greitos skyrybos), The other left (Kita kaire), Iron gazelles from the garage (Gelež

Only women take part in one of Aurum 1006 km racing festival events – the 108 km women challenge. 81 crew each with 2-5 women started their challenge in Palanga‘s racetrack on Friday morning and finished couple hours later in Atostogu parkas.

They did slalom racing, special quizzes and other tasks. The creativity of participants made all region of Palanga look nicer than usual – women decorated their cars and spend much time finding ways how to look different. The team names are unusual as well: Fast divorce (Greitos skyrybos), The other left (Kita kaire), Iron gazelles from the garage (Gelež

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Benediktas Cirba won Gera Dovana Drift event in Palanga

2019-07-20

Benediktas Cirba won Gera Dovana Drift event in Palanga

The track in Palanga is challenging for all drifters from Lithuania – some are afraid of it, some love it. But drift fans are guaranteed to get an astonishing view every year, because close calls when powerful drift cars slightly kiss the barriers happen on almost every run.

This year the Drift king of Palanga is Benediktas Cirba, driving a BMW 3 series E46. He scored more than others in qualifying stage and did not create any doubt in twin (tsuiso) runs. His main competitor Andrius Vasiliauskas with 1000 bhp BMW 3 (E92) had a technical accident – in a twin run against Valdas Vindzigelskis his...

The track in Palanga is challenging for all drifters from Lithuania – some are afraid of it, some love it. But drift fans are guaranteed to get an astonishing view every year, because close calls when powerful drift cars slightly kiss the barriers happen on almost every run.

This year the Drift king of Palanga is Benediktas Cirba, driving a BMW 3 series E46. He scored more than others in qualifying stage and did not create any doubt in twin (tsuiso) runs. His main competitor Andrius Vasiliauskas with 1000 bhp BMW 3 (E92) had a technical accident – in a twin run against Valdas Vindzigelskis his...

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Record breaking qualifying session

2019-07-19

Record breaking qualifying session

Some say that qualification has no impact for final endurance race result, however Aurum 1006 km racers do not think that way. The qualifying battle was intense as never before and nobody dared to think that the result is not essential.

Jonas Gelzinis or Konstantins Calko? Both are young, but very experienced drivers, various record breakers and race winners. Jonas has won Palanga race for seven times, Konstantins holds best lap time from 2014 when he was driving a Radical.

This year the Latvian was faster – he did one lap in 1:08.907 min. with Lamborghini Aventador. Jonas was slightly slower,...

Some say that qualification has no impact for final endurance race result, however Aurum 1006 km racers do not think that way. The qualifying battle was intense as never before and nobody dared to think that the result is not essential.

Jonas Gelzinis or Konstantins Calko? Both are young, but very experienced drivers, various record breakers and race winners. Jonas has won Palanga race for seven times, Konstantins holds best lap time from 2014 when he was driving a Radical.

This year the Latvian was faster – he did one lap in 1:08.907 min. with Lamborghini Aventador. Jonas was slightly slower,...

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The first record in media center

2019-07-19

The first record in media center

Everyone is waiting for the records on a very special occasion – the 20th anniversary of „Aurum 1006 km race“ track. However, the first record in the press center.

Even from the first-ever race back in 2000 “Promo events” organizers always gathers journalists, TV or radio hosts from various corners. This year they attracted 135 media people.

It is a record because 122 journalists, TV and radio hosts were the records from 3 years back. TV channel – TV3 has gathered the biggest crew. This year TV6 will have a live stream of the race for 10 hours. It can be as well watched on TVPLay and tv3.lt. ...

Everyone is waiting for the records on a very special occasion – the 20th anniversary of „Aurum 1006 km race“ track. However, the first record in the press center.

Even from the first-ever race back in 2000 “Promo events” organizers always gathers journalists, TV or radio hosts from various corners. This year they attracted 135 media people.

It is a record because 122 journalists, TV and radio hosts were the records from 3 years back. TV channel – TV3 has gathered the biggest crew. This year TV6 will have a live stream of the race for 10 hours. It can be as well watched on TVPLay and tv3.lt. ...

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Mechanics are in good shape

2019-07-19

Mechanics are in good shape

In 20th “Aurum 1006 km race” traditions are not broken. Among many new events, the traditional events fit in just perfectly. One of the extraordinary events – mechanics’ run. On Friday noon, mechanics ran in the open sun, thus, their dedication is extraordinary. 1006 meters distance finish reached “Porsche Club Lithuania“ mechanic Edvardas Barisas. Second “Kaunas techniques college“ Tadas Kairys, third “4 Race“ Zigmas Reisas. The winners were congratulated by the event organizer – Darius Jonušis.

In 20th “Aurum 1006 km race” traditions are not broken. Among many new events, the traditional events fit in just perfectly. One of the extraordinary events – mechanics’ run. On Friday noon, mechanics ran in the open sun, thus, their dedication is extraordinary. 1006 meters distance finish reached “Porsche Club Lithuania“ mechanic Edvardas Barisas. Second “Kaunas techniques college“ Tadas Kairys, third “4 Race“ Zigmas Reisas. The winners were congratulated by the event organizer – Darius Jonušis.

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Friday practice before qualification

2019-07-19

Friday practice before qualification

Aurum 1006 km race teams and drivers started their first Friday practice session in the morning. According to racers, this session has showed real performance of vehicles and drivers – they have nothing to hide and must try themselves pushing up to the limit. “We’ve sunny weather in practice sessions, but it does not matter what the weather’ll be tomorrow. If it’s hot, we’d drive like in sauna, if it’s wet – it’d be fun. Anyway, conditions are always the same for everyone” – says Dziugas Tovilavicius, Volkswagen Golf TCR driver (Skuba Racing Team). Competition is very harsh in their class – al...

Aurum 1006 km race teams and drivers started their first Friday practice session in the morning. According to racers, this session has showed real performance of vehicles and drivers – they have nothing to hide and must try themselves pushing up to the limit. “We’ve sunny weather in practice sessions, but it does not matter what the weather’ll be tomorrow. If it’s hot, we’d drive like in sauna, if it’s wet – it’d be fun. Anyway, conditions are always the same for everyone” – says Dziugas Tovilavicius, Volkswagen Golf TCR driver (Skuba Racing Team). Competition is very harsh in their class – al...

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Dramatic finish of Palanga street drag race

2019-07-19

Dramatic finish of Palanga street drag race

The Palanga’s Aurum 1006 km racetrack in the evening of Thursday was reserved for street racers: 56 drivers challenged themselves in Street Drag by Startline. Every race fan could take part in the event with his own car and many of them dared to try themselves. The drag race car park was full of various vehicles – Lamborghini Aventador, 1000 bhp Nissan GT-Rs and even a standard Opel Calibra and two Volvo FH trucks. One car even started burning, but the fire was successfully extinguished by track security. The qualification round finished in 3 hours and fastest racers were divided into 5 groups...

The Palanga’s Aurum 1006 km racetrack in the evening of Thursday was reserved for street racers: 56 drivers challenged themselves in Street Drag by Startline. Every race fan could take part in the event with his own car and many of them dared to try themselves. The drag race car park was full of various vehicles – Lamborghini Aventador, 1000 bhp Nissan GT-Rs and even a standard Opel Calibra and two Volvo FH trucks. One car even started burning, but the fire was successfully extinguished by track security. The qualification round finished in 3 hours and fastest racers were divided into 5 groups...

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Celebrities‘ Drag Race

2019-07-18

Celebrities‘ Drag Race

The anniversary, 20th, “Aurum 1006km race” always astonishes with the quantity and quality of events. One of it – Lithuanian drag race among celebrities.

On Thursday evening, after practices many celebrities changed their regular clothes into drivers’ costumes and stared in the race #suTV6pramogauk KITAIP.

A chef Gian Luca Demarko, actress Žiedūnė Mardosaitė, former basketball player Dalia Belickaitė, TV person Paulius Morkūnas, “Power Hit Radio“ host Vaidas Leliuga and more have stated that they loved the adrenaline rush they have got.

3 celebrities got it to the finals and the funny thing, ...

The anniversary, 20th, “Aurum 1006km race” always astonishes with the quantity and quality of events. One of it – Lithuanian drag race among celebrities.

On Thursday evening, after practices many celebrities changed their regular clothes into drivers’ costumes and stared in the race #suTV6pramogauk KITAIP.

A chef Gian Luca Demarko, actress Žiedūnė Mardosaitė, former basketball player Dalia Belickaitė, TV person Paulius Morkūnas, “Power Hit Radio“ host Vaidas Leliuga and more have stated that they loved the adrenaline rush they have got.

3 celebrities got it to the finals and the funny thing, ...

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The Start of 20th Aurum 1006 km race in Palanga

2019-07-18

The Start of 20th Aurum 1006 km race in Palanga

The 20th Aurum 1006 km race has started on July 18, Thursday, in the main Vytautas street of Palanga.

Spectators, participants, the organizers have shared memories of those delightful 20 years that have passed. As always, spectators could chat with teams and check their cars from up close. Drivers got motivation from various speakers: singers, organizers and politicians.

There’re 38 teams in this year’s race – the same number as last year. However, that is the only similarity. All the workers, commentators and drivers cannot predict the finish and this year is going to be a year of an intense ...

The 20th Aurum 1006 km race has started on July 18, Thursday, in the main Vytautas street of Palanga.

Spectators, participants, the organizers have shared memories of those delightful 20 years that have passed. As always, spectators could chat with teams and check their cars from up close. Drivers got motivation from various speakers: singers, organizers and politicians.

There’re 38 teams in this year’s race – the same number as last year. However, that is the only similarity. All the workers, commentators and drivers cannot predict the finish and this year is going to be a year of an intense ...

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First practice session

2019-07-18

First practice session

As soon as the parade in Vytautas street has finished, Aurum 1006 km race drivers came back to the track, the first practice session has begun.

All teams were divided in groups and two practising sessions were organized. The weather conditions were perfect – dry and warm. All the teams did not push over their limits and just remembered how the Aurum 1006 km race track feels.

The “biggest bombs” practised in the second session. All the teams as well got used to the track and drove faster. Jonas Gelzinis (Circle K MilesPlus Racing Team), who won the 1000 km race seven times, did the best time w...

As soon as the parade in Vytautas street has finished, Aurum 1006 km race drivers came back to the track, the first practice session has begun.

All teams were divided in groups and two practising sessions were organized. The weather conditions were perfect – dry and warm. All the teams did not push over their limits and just remembered how the Aurum 1006 km race track feels.

The “biggest bombs” practised in the second session. All the teams as well got used to the track and drove faster. Jonas Gelzinis (Circle K MilesPlus Racing Team), who won the 1000 km race seven times, did the best time w...

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