07 July 2023

Friday, July 7:  Hungarian Csongor Jászai, Pole Juliusz Roman and Latvian Daniils Potrivailo earned Moto 1 victories in the Ski GP3, Runabout GP4 and Ski GP4 categories at the Grand Prix of Lithuania in Kupiškis on Friday afternoon.


Hungarian Csongor Jászai took advantage of his pole position to romp to an emphatic 48.09-second victory over Portugal’s Manuel Leite in the opening Ski GP3 Moto. Suli Csaba and Martim Marques finished the opening heat in third and fourth but Estonian Marten Tiik was a non-starter.


Petr Dryjak began the first of the Runabout GP4 Motos from pole position but the Czech lost his advantage to Juliusz Roman and Ibiza-based Alejandro Prats Palau on the opening lap and slipped to third with the Estonian trio of Marek Laanisto, Karl Keskula and Henry Kiisa holding fourth, fifth and sixth of the 11 starters.


Roman maintained his advantage over the Spaniard as the eight-lap race progressed and reached the chequered flag 3.53 seconds ahead to claim the Moto 1 win. Laanisto overtook Dryjak late on to snatch the final podium place with Keskula and Kiisa in fifth and sixth. Lucas Baguckas was the highest-placed local finisher in seventh.


Daniils Potrivailo started the opening Ski Division GP4 Moto ahead of Lithuanian Mindaugas Skarbalius on his Yamaha and was never troubled on his way to an emphatic victory. The Latvian finished the eight-lap Moto over two laps ahead of his rival to claim maximum points for his trouble.


Saturday’s schedule begins with the Moto 1 heats for eight of the remaining nine race categories and a pole position session for Freestyle entries. The lunch break precedes a further eight Moto 2 heats that round off the day’s action.