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Monster Energy supported team "Dream 2 drive pro" took part in DEWALT Grand Prix season-opening competitions.
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“Dream 2 Drive Pro” shows their talent in Riga

May 222019

Baltic Touring Car Championship has been held every year with 5 stages during the season. Today they are the largest racing series in the Baltic States. Our Monster guys took part in the season-opening round - „DEWALT Grand Prix”.

Dream 2 Drive Pro was there to make their mark and oh boy, they did what was promised! Read more about the weekend in Riga below!

Team captain Tauras Tunyla elaborated more on the competitions where the team got the 2nd place at NEZ6H Endurance race and 1st in TCR category. “Last year we entered NEZ 4H endurance race in Estonia but didn’t make it to the finish due to brake system failure. This year was the time for Dream 2 Drive Pro team. We have a new car – Cupra TCR – and did special preparations with racing simulators and felt confident about the race. At Dream 2 Drive Pro I drive with Oskaras Brazaitis and Eimantas Navikauskas. They are my students for 2 years already and last year they started racing with this Cupra TCR. In our team, we also have Kasparas Vaškelis who is only 16 and a rather new guy at touring race scene but Kasparas is already an icon when it comes to karting. He’s a multi-champion here in Baltics.”

 

About the future plans, Tauras was very clear: “Next stage will take place in Finland, Botniaring racetrack on the 14-16th of June. It will be a very interesting race. The racetrack is new, and many guys have never driven there. We will have a hard time trying to overtake Fins, but we are ready for that. Before the third NEZ event, we will participate in the biggest event of the season – Palanga 1006km race. The third and fourth will be on the 16th of August and 20th-22nd of September.”

What is the strongest aspect of your team, the key to success?

Everybody at the team is eager to evolve. This is our strength. We train at Simulator Academy so every team member is fast and we can drive at the same pace. It’s one of the most important things in endurance racing.”

 

How often the team trains on the simulators and how often on a real track?

Dream 2 Drive Pro drivers are honing their skills on simulators twice a week. When you have training sessions on a virtual track, you can have not only a good hot lap session but drivers can compete head to head and get better at what we call traffic control.

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