Liepaja may become the center of automobile racing, and the first such major event may be organized as early as 2020. Currently, half a million euros is required from the budget to purchase a license. But with such a shortage of funds, it is unclear where to get so much money.
On Thursday, June 18, a meeting of the sports Commission was held. The main defender of the idea was Sandis Riekstins who actively asked the government to allocate funds from the budget. The rally championship stage can attract huge investments in the first year. It is also an additional motivation for tourists who will come to the country.
Despite the fact that the season of automobile rallies has been seriously affected, the race will resume soon. And Liepaja can become the first contender for this level of competition. It is worth noting that from August 14 on the track in Liepaja will already be held racing competitions, but of a lesser status. Therefore, sports officials are trying to combine these races with the European stages.
It is already known that the deputies approved the allocation of 450 thousand euros for the purchase of a license. Therefore, officials need to think about where to get additional investment.