Apex are pleased to announce that Raimonds Strokšs, director of RA Events, received the award for achieving the highest rating among all rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2016 for the inaugural event of the NESTE World Rallycross of Latvia at the FIA Off-Road Commission gala in Slovenia.
Apex played a major role in the development of the state of the art rallycross venue and provided crucial design, homologation and construction support services to RA Events and their partners the Road Traffic Safety Directorate of Latvia (CSDD). Raimonds Strokšs commented:
“In October 2016 the NESTE World Rallycross of Latvia took place on the newly built rallycross track. The event received the highest FIA rating as the best round of the all FIA World Rallycross Championship rounds of 2016. We are sure that a great part of this remarkable achievement was resultant from the high quality service provided by Apex.
In particular, we appreciate and would like to highlight the important role that Apex took by working closely with the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) to secure the design approval and licencing of the facility. In addition, their ability to secure this approval within a short timeframe allowed the programme for delivery to be maintained providing us with the opportunity to host multiple test events in the lead up to the FIA World Rallycross Championship round.
Apex did their work at the highest level and we are very pleased with our choice to work with them”
Dafydd Broom, Design Director for Apex Circuit Design issued this statement:
“We are extremely proud to be a part of an incredible team that worked tirelessly to deliver this amazing event. We are also honoured that the team’s efforts were recognised in this way by the FIA. This is our third Rallycross construction project and I am pleased that once again we have shown our capability to design and deliver high quality venues suitable for World Championship Events.”
The quality and excitement of the track did not go unnoticed.
Andris Lukstins, Chairman of the Board for CSDD said:
“I’m feeling very proud as at this moment. Bikernieki Rallycross track is one of the most innovative and best tracks in the World”
Reinis Nitiss and Janus Baumanis both World Rallycross drivers also had good experiences of the track:
“Gravel section is good and slippery, tarmac part has various turns from sharp to fast ones, and there are some great jumps. It combines all the good things in one track and every driver will enjoy it”
“With every lap the joy of driving this track grows. I enjoy it turn by turn”