AVTODOM took part in the main racing weekend of this summer – Motoring. Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at Igora Drive

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  • (1888PressRelease) July 21, 2021 - The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was held at the Igora Drive autodrome. More than 100 of the fastest Russian riders competed for results in seven classes. The group of companies Motorrika was the organizer of the racing series. AVTODOM was the partner of this summer's main racing event.

    This year for the first time, the Motoring Championship consists of seven stages and is held at the five best racetracks in Russia. Igora Drive traditionally gathers a large number of participants at the start. Racers appreciate the new track, its interesting configuration and safety. The lap length is 4086 m. The record of accomplishment on a motorcycle belongs to the currently famous racer Vladimir Leonov, who competes in the Motoring Championship in the top Superbike class. Vladimir set a lap record at the end of May, during the second stage of the Championship: 1.34.939.

    Makar Yurchenko is Vladimir's teammate, won the Superbike class this time. By the way, he set the best lap time: 1.34.856 in Saturday qualifying.

    The atmosphere at the circuit was heating up with every race on Sunday. The first two races were intense. After the break, the events on the track developed more and more dramatically. Overtaking, exchanging positions, falling, stubborn struggle and the traditional exit on the rear wheel to the start-finish line made the audience breathless more than once. The live commentary broadcast of the race immersed everyone in the exciting world of road circuit motorcycle racing.

    At the end of the weekend the best in the standings were:
    Superbike Makar Yurchenko
    Supersport Aleksey Ivanov
    Superstock 1000 Mikhail Shumilin
    Superstock 600 Kirill Bitkov
    SSP 300 Anastasia Belyakova
    Yamaha R3 Cup Egor Ratnikov
    Superstock 1000 Evo Anton Rudov
    Superstock 600 Evo Egor Ratnikov
    Road Cup 1000 Vladimir Andryushchenko
    Road Cup 600 Ivan Korobushchenko

    Motor sports fans could be acquainted with eminent racers, get their autographs and take pictures with combat bikes while walking along the pit lane. All day auto and motorcycle expositions, test drive zones, a children's area worked for guests near the main stand and in the paddock.

    The group of companies AVTODOM presented to the visitors the BMW S 1000 RR – a motorcycle on which several victories at the race track were won today, the BMW R 1250 RS, BMW F 900 R, BMW S 1000 XR, as well as Mercedes-Benz GT, BMW M4 cars, Porsche Taycan, Porsche 911 and the legendary Lamborghini Huracan as part of the Motoring Championship. The sporty dynamics of the Mercedes-Benz GT is provided by a front-to-mid engine with spaced-apart drive train and intelligent lightweight aluminum construction. The newly developed AMG V8 biturbo engine with 4.0 l displacement emphasizes the sporty dynamics characteristic of AMG. The BMW M4 is a powerful sports car for racetracks and motorways. The car can easily enter even the most difficult turns at maximum speeds thanks to the sensitive steering wheel. The appearance of the Porsche Taycan at the circuit caused a great stir among the audience. Top modification Taycan Turbo S accelerates to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds. The Porsche 911 sports car caused a real delight, because the first version of this model made its debut in races back in 1965. The legendary Lamborghini Huracan V10 captivated the guests with its original design, clear aerodynamic lines and perfect proportions. The sports car displayed an all-LED lighting system. It gives it an ultra-technological look and allows you to accurately recognize the car even in the dark. By pressing the start button, you can feel how all ten cylinders of the powerful engine come to life behind your back.

    «We are pleased to be part of large-scale sporting events that are appreciated by fans and professional athletes. The atmosphere of the Championship is difficult to describe in words. You can feel it by being present at the start, communicating with the pilots, observing the sincere emotions of the participants and spectators. Speed, love of racing and will to win united all the participants of the Championship, – commented Evgeniy Voitenkov, regional director of AVTODOM St. Petersburg. – We express our gratitude to the organizers of the event for the high level of preparation of the Championship and the opportunity to be closer to great sport».

    Igora Drive is a unique project that combines technical sports and entertainment. Ten unique tracks of various difficulty levels are located on an area of 100 hectares. For fans of speed and extreme sports, the best conditions have been created here. All facilities at the facility were built using advanced technologies in accordance with international standards.

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