Double FIA European Rallycross champion Reinis Nitišs scored an FIA ERC3 Junior podium on his home round of the championship, the first time he’d registered for the Pirelli-supported category.
But while the Latvian hero impressed with third place in class in a Ford Fiesta Rally4, Nitišs explained one of the main challenges he’s faced since focusing on rallying with co-driver Andris Mālnieks.
“I would say the pacenotes are okay, easy to adapt to and understand,” said Nitišs. “The hardest thing is to drive a front-wheel car after so many years I have been doing the rally cross with four-wheel drive.
“When we really need to go on the limit and know exactly when to turn and how to turn I have still the same feeling that I want to throw the car before the corner and slide with all four wheels but slowly I get it back and with every kilometre we are doing better and better.”