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.