NESTE WORLD RX OF LATVIA AWARDED THE BEST ORGANIZED EVENT PRIZE
During the FIA Off-Road Prize-Giving Gala in Paris Neste World RX of Latvia, which took place in Riga, Biķernieki circuit in September of last year, was recognized as the best organized event of the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship. This is the third time the RA Events organized event receives the highest score.
Neste World RX of Latvia also received an award as the best organized event in 2016 and 2017, which were the first two times the FIA World Rallycross Championship visited Latvia. The FIA evaluation is based on scores in seven categories – starting from strict safety criteria in the circuit and up to marketing and media activities. Consistently, the Biķernieki circuit based event has kept finding ways to improve, and 2019 was no different, continuing the trend of becoming even better, which has resulted in receiving an award for the best organized event.
“This prize is not the result of the work of just myself and the RA Events team. A lot of people are involved in making sure that the FIA World Rallycross Championship round Neste World RX of Latvia meets and exceeds the high bar we have set from its first visit here in Riga. This takes a lot of effort and sacrifice, so I hope that receiving this recognition makes all that time spent doing everything to the best of our ability worth it! All of us have earned this prize – from the first security guard at the Biķernieki circuit entrance, all the way to the Clerk of the Course working with FIA Stewards. We are also immensely grateful to our title sponsor Neste, the Latvian Ministry of Science and Education, our partner CSDD, and sponsors Live Riga and Ferratum – your support has laid the foundation of what we have been able to accomplish.
In 2019, it was not clear whether it would be possible to continue hosting the event. At the end of the year, we found a miraculous solution to organize, now, Neste World RX of Riga one more time. Let us use this opportunity to create an even better event and receive similar recognition, with Riga and Latvia being seen and heard of around the globe, and making sure that the event can remain here in the fabulous Biķernieki circuit for years to come – that would be the ultimate prize for everyone who have put in an incredible amount of work to organize the best rallycross event on the planet!” says RA Events director Raimonds Strokšs.
FIA World Rallycross Championship event Neste World RX of Riga 2019 is possible thanks to the support provided by Riga city council, event title sponsor Neste, and our partner Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD).
(In the graph: FIA evaluates each event by giving points in multiple categories. The total of these points is then expressed in percentage of the maximum points available, and all events are ranked based on this result. Latvian round has managed to increase the score each year, improving from 78% to 89%.)