(Motorsport-Total.com) – Russian invasion war in Ukraine has other sports implications: WRC2 driver Nikolai Gryasin will not be able to take part in the next round of the World Rally, Rally Estonia (July 14-17) as planned.
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Nikolai Gryasin cannot start in Estonia as planned
As the organizers of the conference told the portal ‘Dirty Fish‘It has been confirmed that the Estonian government is barring Russian diplomats from entering the country. “The Estonian Ministry of Interior, along with the Estonian Minister of Culture, has banned the entry of Russian workers,” Urmo Aava, director of the rally, was quoted as saying by DirtFish.
Gryasin and Konstantin Aleksandrow compete for German side Skoda Toksport WRT in the WRC2 classification this season, but have not been forced to drive under the neutral flag since the Ukraine war, as Russia has been barred from participating in world championships due to the use of muscle-stimulating drugs. .
The two won the WRC2 class at the Italian Rally, and after running four meetings they finished third in the world championship standings. The Gryasin entry ban has not yet had a direct impact on sports. In WRC2, drivers are only allowed to participate in seven out of 13 rounds of WRCs, with six best results being counted.