TCR to host Baltic Trophy in 2017

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The increasingly popular TCR series has now reached the Baltic region, where a TCR Trophy category will be run next year within the popular Eneos 1000Km race at the Palanga street circuit, Lithuania.

The announcement was made this morning, during a crowded press conference in the media centre of the Palanga racetrack, just before the start of the 17th edition of the 1000Km racethat was also visited by Lithuania’s Prime Minister, the Minister of Transport and Palanga’s Mayor.

The first TCR car sold to Lithuania, a JAS-built Honda Civic owned by the Rimo Team was exhibited in front of the media centre.

“There are a lot of teams and drivers between Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia that are looking with interest to TCR as a category that delivers high level competition at affordable costs,” explained Darius Jonušis, CEO of the Vilnius-based Promo Events that organizes the race in Palanga. “We think this is the right moment to start introducing TCR in the region, beginning with the creation of a dedicated category in the Eneos 1000Km from next year. This is meant to be the first step towards the establishment of a proper TCR Baltic Championship that might also extend as far as Poland.”

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