Markus Niemela news 2009-06-06

Niemela Co-Hosts Proholma GP September 5-6, 2009 Current Atlantic Champion Markus Niemela is helping to organize and promote an innovative street-circuit karting round September 5-6 in Rauma Finland. The two-day event, run in 125cc Vortex ...

Niemela Co-Hosts Proholma GP September 5-6, 2009

Current Atlantic Champion Markus Niemela is helping to organize and promote an innovative street-circuit karting round September 5-6 in Rauma Finland. The two-day event, run in 125cc Vortex TAG four-stroke karts, will offer corporate team sessions Saturday, including team qualifying, leading to semifinal heats, followed by the day's final event. Sunday will offer a celebrity race with several famous Finns including F1, WRC Rally drivers, plus a host of music and entertainment celebrities.

The 500 meter circuit will be run in the middle of Rauma and travels along the shoreline, and through a tunnel beneath two restaurants affording diners with an amazing motorsports lifestyle experience. According to Markus, "...the race track is like a mini-Monaco."

The event is being co-organized by Mika Metsamaki, and will be organized around a festival concept, not just the racing alone. Early ticket interest projects a two-day audience of 3000 according to Niemela and Metsamaki, which is significant since Rauma's daily population is only 36,550.

"I've always wanted to do a street race with karts and finally there's a chance to do it, so I'm really looking forward to driving there, probably in both classes!"

-credit: mnPR

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