Two firsts and a second was good enough for Nils Slakteris to secure the 2020 UIM GT15 European Championship in Kupiškis today.
Slakteris took two heat wins yesterday, a second today and then elected not to race in heat 4.
The Latvian banked his 1100 points and watched Erik-Rennes Pihlak win the fourth heat, his second victory of the day.
The Estonian took UIM Silver after getting over a poor first heat when he could only manage ninth.
The bronze medal went to Lithuanian, Nida Kilinskaite who put in solid performances in all four heats.
Eliza Lakovica-Lakovica from Latvia was fourth overall with a dissapointed Swede, Hilmer Viberg, fifth.
After technical scruitineering, I spoke to Nils who was with his proud grandfather, Atis, he told me:
It was a hard championship but we didn’t have any problems on the water.
I’m happy to win my second UIM gold medal, I won my first in Formula Future in 2017.
Atis, grinning from ear to ear continued:
We are looking forward to Nils moving up to UIM F4 racing next year.
2020 UIM GT15 European Championship - Kupiškis, Lithuania
|#||Country||Driver||Heat 1||Heat 2||Heat 3||Heat 4||Total|
|4||EST||Paul Richard Laur||127||7||30||71||235|
|69||EST||Joonas Tristen Lootus||22||40||22||22||106|
|83||LAT||Kristins Rainers Saulitis||13||53||7||30||103|