"Aurum 1006 km powered by Hankook" race presentation in Vilnius, Gediminas Avenue

The preparation for the biggest motorsport event in the Baltics, the "Aurum 1006 km powered by Hankook" race is almost finished. This was announced by Darius Jonušis, director of the "Promo Events", company that is organizing the race.

The main trophy has been returned to the organiser

On Saturday, the “Aurum 1006 km powered by Hankook” presentation event took the place in Vilnius, Gediminas Avenue. One of the purpose of the event was to return the Transitional Winners' Cup of the "Aurum 1006 km powered by Hankook" race, to the race organizer. The trophy will stay with the organizer not for very long, only until 16 July, when we will have a new winner.

"Let's not speculate on whose name will be engraved on the trophy this year," said D. Jonušis. - We want to see a tough, passionate fight until the last meters of the distance, and may the best man win".

A wide variety of entertainment will accompany the race

On Gediminas Avenue, the event hosts also unveiled a wide variety of entertainment and colorful attractions, which will accompany the "Aurum 1006 km powered by Hankook" race festival.

Perhaps the biggest attraction each year is the "Ultim8 Drag" race, which fans can enjoy right at the start of the event when the participants of this drag race take their cars to the track.

"Olybet 108 km Women's Challenge" – a brand new sponsor

At the presentation of the "Aurum 1006 km powered by Hankook" race on Gediminas Avenue, the attention of the athletes was also attracted by the presence of a group of women, some of whom are preparing for and will take part in the "Olybet 108 km Women's Challenge", which is taking place for the fifth year in a row.

This year's race has become a significant attraction for women and has found a sponsor and will be called the "Olybet 108 km women's Challenge".

What makes "Aurum 1006 km powered by Hankook" race like F1

Not a surprise that the "Aurum 1006 km powered by Hankook" race will also resemble the king of motorsport, "Formula 1", in one aspect. It's the "Audio Freakz Lietuva dB Drag". Prepare your earplugs because we'll see many such enthusiasts in Palanga too.

Classical fans will also be delighted in Palanga. "Memel Motor Fest" will surprise them with exclusive cars, the historic car association "Seni Kibirai" will invite them to a fun and exciting "DeCuba" race, and the "Sonax Sexy Car Wash" will show how to wash cars with style.

Special attention to race safety

Race safety also received a lot of attention during the event presentation. The KIA EV6, KIA Sportage, and KIA Sorento was presented as a Safety Cars and Rescue Cars for this year’s event.

Vytautas PILKAUSKAS photos