Reigning DMEC champion Piotr Wiecek has well and truly stated his claim for the 2022 DMEC championship title as he has topped qualifying here at the Bikernieki Circuit in Riga, Latvia on day 1 of DMEC Round 4.
In a repeat of what Jack Shanahan did in Sweden, it was also Wiecek’s turn to wow us by putting in a near-perfect 99-point run on the very last run of today’s Qualifying session.
However, not one to make it easy for his fellow championship contender, Round 3 winner Jack Shanahan came in in second place with a 98-point score, making sure Wiecek knows he’s here to throw down.
Rounding out the top 3 then – back having repairing his car after a huge crash at Round 3 in Sweden – was Norwegian driver Orjan Nilsen, who was visibly delighted to score a 94-point run to position himself nicely for tomorrow’s Top 32 battle action.
With a bumper action-packed Qualifying session now over and done with, our Round 4 action resumes tomorrow here in Riga, where Top 32 battles kick off at 3.15pm local Latvian time (EEST) exclusively live on Red Bull TV, before Top 16 gets underway at 6.00pm local time. Check out our full list of Qualifying results and tomorrow’s Top 32 battle bracket below, then make sure you tune in live tomorrow to see what way the fight for the DMEC 2022 championship crown lines up heading into the final 2 rounds of the season.