Press Centre

4 February 2019

First international karting competition took place in Rustavi

On February 2 and 3 a major international karting competition RIKS 2019 took place on the scenic Rustavi International Motorpark near the city of Tbilisi for the first time in the history of the country. Racers from Georgia, Armenia and various regions of Russia, including the Chechen Republic, took part in the contest.

"We've been working a lot on construction, landscaping and infrastructure creation of this track. And now, for the first time in almost 30 years, our country takes a big go-kart competition again” (Shota Abkhazava, autodrome shareholder).

Georgian Motorsports Federation Cup united pilots in such classes as MINI, SUPER MINI, OK-Junior, OK, KZ2, Rotax Max, Rotax Max Junior, Rotax Micro, Rotax Mini and DD2.

“The track is wonderful, true European level. It has all the necessary amenities, everything you can imagine on the modern raceway. The only flaw is that it's brand new and a bit slippery” (Vyacheslav Gutak, driver).

By the way, Rustavi International Motorpark got its name from the ancient fortress, once opposed to the army of Alexander the Great. One of Georgia's most significant sporting events over the last few years took place here in April 2017 — start of the international TCR racing series, founded by WTCC (World Touring Car Championship) former promoter Marcello Lotti.