7bet Gravel Fest Rally – Lazdijai 2023 has finished. Thank you!
Thanks to the rally city – Lazdijai, the entire team of the district municipality and the team leader, the mayor of Lazdijai district municipality Mr. Ausma Miškinienė. Over the course of four years, we walked a long and winding road together and, finally, we reached our goal! Thank you for not stopping believing in the idea of a rally, which together we turned into a body!
Thanks to the name partner of the rally, the company “7bet” and its marketing manager Andrius Lapienis. By investing in the event, the gambling company put its reputation on the line, so we hope that we did not really spoil it and, together with “7bet”, we raised it one more step higher in the sky of Lithuanian motor sports. “Septỹni bet” – thank you!
Thank you to the elders of all the elders of the Lazdijai district! Your role is extremely important when it is necessary to inform local residents about the rally, solve various technical issues or close half the city. We have done a great job together with you!
Thank you to the head of the company “Lanksti linija” Mindaugas Šilalė and his team. This company has been going hand in hand with the rally organizers since the first gravelfest and it is here that the unique rally trophies – “red moose” are born. The start of the production of the product, which requires infinite technical care, was given back in the winter, and already on July 1, 180 kilograms of stainless steel traveled not only around Lithuania, but also to the headquarters of the teams of the other 4 countries that participated in the rally.
Thanks to the rally printing house “Taurapolis” and its manager Laimas Navikas. This is another excellent institution that has been accompanying the “7bet Gravel Fest Rally – Lazdijai” since the first competition. Today, it’s even hard to say how many top-quality press products were printed here! From the tiniest sticker, rally posters to many boxes of rally guides, road books or safety plans!
Just one phone call and a new name appeared in the list of major partners of “7bet Gravel Fest Rally – Lazdijai” – mineral water “Suliko”. On a hot weekend in all senses, mineral water (a looot of water) prevented overheating and kept concentration at the maximum level. We thank Audrius Jurgulis for the new partnership!
Thanks to the live broadcasting company “Videobankas” – Viktoras Fiodorovas, Ieva Dambrauskaitė and their team (directors, cameramen). Thanks to these people, rally fans were able to watch top-level live broadcasts from the opening, special stages and awards podium on both days of the competition. We still need to grow to the level of WRC 🙂 🙂 :), but the joint product of RR Media and Videobankas turned out to be of really high quality.
Thanks to farmer Gintautas Cimakauskas and “Gintautas Cimakauskas farm” from the Lazdijai region. Gintautas helped with everything in his power (kindness, heavy equipment and good relations with local residents are very important!). What’s more, the entire headquarters of the rally was located in the hotel – restaurant “Gojus” belonging to the Cimakauskai family. Excellent reception, catering, cleanliness, private parking and accommodation for officials all under one roof!
Thanks to “AAA Baltic reklama” and the team of Donatas Bagdonas. Various “7bet Gravel Fest Rally – Lazdijai” awnings, shields, links and many props, which the people working here know how to make yesterday, have been born here for the 5th year without a break!
Thank you to AB “Kelių priežiūra” whose branch in Lazdijai has established the entire technical service area. This time, everyone fit comfortably and was able to reanimate their cars.
We thank the company “Irseva” and its director Irmantas Ambraziejus. 100 percent support everywhere and always!
Thanks to Ramūnas Tarvainis and the construction company “Statrama”. Together we built, built and finally built!
Thanks to the Alytus branch of “Ramirent” and its chief Marius Jančius. Without Ramirent’s fences, there would be no order, without turrets – live broadcast!
Thanks to the owners of Sorpreso coffee shop: Andrius and Natali Bondarev and Inga Arbačiauskienė. Your coffee is amazing – it helped to open up everyone’s eyes!
Thanks to Vidas Šoliūnas, owner of Lazdijai car service “Vidridas”. Scrutineering and car inspection would not have happened without you! We know we are always welcome here!
We would like to thank the Lazdijai tourism information center, Jolita Bakšaitė and Mantas Valukonis for all the informational support and all the efforts to accommodate as many people as possible in the Lazdijai region!
Thanks to the Robiko PRO light & sound company and its manager Robert Roszhkowski, who built the 6-meter high arch, an impressive rally podium in Independence Square and perfectly set up the stage in Lazdijai City Park!
Thanks to “Lazdijai pizzeria” and Loreta Blažauskienė for the opportunity to stay and eat delicious pizza!
Thanks to the media partners who did not spare the airwaves for the rally and gave it unlimited airtime: portal 15min “Gazas” editor Žilvinas Pekarskas; to the southern Lithuanian radio station “FM99” and its soul Liudas Ramanauskas; for the face of “Dzūkijos Veido” Vytautas Garbenčius; to all admins of the “Rally fanatikai” group; “Alytaus guide” and Ramūnas Bielevičius, “Autorenginiai.lt” founder Simas Paulauskas; We thank the editorial offices of the regional media: “Dainava’s word”, “Dzūkijos news” and “Lazdijai star”.
The “before/during/after” part of “7bet Gravel Fest Rally – Lazdijai 2023” is performed by the rally media team. We say a whale-sized thank you to the coordinator of the rally press center Tomas Markelevičius. An innumerable number of press releases were written, social media was worked on in parallel networks and even live. Well done!
Thanks to Saulenis Pociūnas – the human mouthpiece, who both saw off the athletes at the gravelfest and welcomed and commented on the competition live. We can’t imagine the Lithuanian Rally without this legendary man’s voice.
We would like to thank the photo/video people of the rally, who swallowed the dust in the special stages and promptly delivered the material to the press center directly from the stages. These functions were performed by two professionals of the highest league: rally photographer Vytautas Pilkauskas and videographer – Tomas Žekonis.
Thanks to the “Rally Freaks” crew – Laurynas Matonis with Mantas Dilys. Your reviews before the rally and work as “zeros” helped not only to better orientate in the competition, but also – “everyone felt safe with you” during the rally!
Thanks to one of the strongest “automobile feathers” in the country – Renaldass Gabartas. He is a person thanks to whom the information chain “special stage – press center – television” was fully operational. Reports about the weekend “7bet Gravel Fest Rally – Lazdijai 2023” were broadcast by LRT, TV3, LNK and INFO TV news services.
Thanks to the drone virtuoso Artūras Lavrėnovas, who, as if tied by an umbilical cord to the “Videobank” console, decorated the live broadcast with unique panoramas from a bird’s eye view.
Thanks to Raimundas Radžiukynas – TV systems engineer, with whose help the strategy and execution of the live broadcast communication was formed.
If it already seems that these are all people who worked or gave a part of themselves – you are very wrong. Personally, we want to thank Kęstutis Gataveckas once again for the right direction; We say thank you to the Lazdijai district for the very large contribution, head of the education, culture and sports department of the municipality specialist Auksė Stirbienė and Lazdijai city elder Vaida Gazdziauskienė, UAB “Marimotors” director Kęstučius Bielevičius; to the never-tiring “Marimotors racing” club administrator and, at the same time, strict HQ coordinator Ramunė Dabulevičė; to the rally organizer’s assistant, a person who runs and never sleeps – Petras Lisauskas and his team; Žymantas Pilikauskas, thanks to whom all detour signs appeared and (hopefully) there was no need to wander; To Andrius Švirinas – a person who would lie under the wheels, if only we needed some kind of help.
Thanks to all the officials and the rally staff, who not only worked in the rally, but also solved the complex puzzle of the changing work order of the medical help in the country: LASF president Egidijus Janavičius and the CoC of competition – Darius Šileikis. Thank you to Safety Officer Edvinas Vašteris, rally doctor Vida Valantinaitė. Thanks to all the official persons of the rally who worked in the headquarters, service area, administrative and technical commissions, thanks to the brigades of SAFs, observers, timekeepers, marshals, rescuers, security, medics and track guards who worked on or near the special stages.
And traditionally, we, the organizers of “7bet Gravel Fest Rally – Lazdijai 2023”, Ronaldas Rutkauskas and Tadas Zdanavičius, say the biggest thanks for the support, for understanding, for not being at home and for the many family time donated to the rally, to our women: Lina Rutkauskienė and Rasma Zdanavičienė. Thank you for understanding our goals, for helping as much as you can during and before the competition, for putting up with having your house turned into a prop warehouse. You are amazing, we love you!
“7bet Gravel Fest Rally – Lazdijai 2023” is over… aaaand it begins! We wish everyone good experiences in the fourth round of LARČ in Rokiškis and see you in Dzūkija next year! Dust, dirt & Rock’n’Roll!