Baltic Drift Cup 2016 // Round 1 / Riga


After a long winter period the Baltic Drift Cup is back and it’s stronger than ever. First round was held in Riga on the famous drift “hub” – Bikernieki, but not where you think.. This time the classical high-speed course was ditched in favour of a flowing altitude-changing forest track that is called “Witch Kettle”.


39 drifters from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania tried to tame this beast of a track. Blind corners were proving bravery of each and everyone and it showed: drivers with fewer practice took a more comfortable and safe trajectory.


As always, new season brought new cars, new upgrades and new drivers


Like this freshly built E92 M3 by HGK Motorsport


Track has very small room for error.


So you should try to make it right, otherwise..


Elevation changes make it so much more interesting



Ragged light that comes through the trees is also an obstacle for drivers


but it makes life harder even more for photographers


also fences were mostly annoying at this track, but sometimes even they provided a creative solution


Estonia’s Mihkel Norman Tults was a series competitor for the win after securing Pole position during qualifying



Also Kert-Eigo Kulla was riding hot, defending Estonian and NEZ titles, but he wasn’t a match for Ingus Jekabsons


In the end Donatas Macpreiksas took the win, Andrius Čibirka was second and Jarmo Luht – 3rd.