Portrait – “Let’s talk about (Martins) Sesks”

There is no question of the song by the group Salt-N-Pepa released in 1991. The Sesks cited is Martins, the Latvian who will ride a Puma Rally1 in Poland, then in Latvia. He will first discover this WRC universe without a hybrid, then with it, which should allow him to progress. For his career and his cutting edge, the Ford freelancer deserves to be talked about.

Published on 26/06/2024 à 18:00

Loïc ROCCI

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Portrait – “Let’s talk about (Martins) Sesks”

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He may not realize it, or he may not care, but at the start of summer 2024, Martins Sesks is the most hated driver in part of the WRC2 field. There are indeed many in this championship who apply for a Rally1 steering wheel and it is he who, playing in ERC, will have this opportunity. This bridge is the reflection of a career that began eleven years ago.

Already having so many years of experience in this discipline should translate into an age close to thirty, but Martins Sesks is only 24 years old. This is what happens when the debut takes place at 14 years old. “ In Latvia, the federation authorizes this sport from this age and I had to grow up quickly, Martins explains to us in his clear voice. At home, the rally is a bit of a tradition. My grandfather was a driver and, for the record, it was he who organized the Latvia rally for the first time in 1965. The event will make its debut on the calendar of the WRC (July 18-21. Editor’s note) and there will inevitably be emotion. After him, my father also ran and I am therefore the third generation. From a very young age, I wandered around service parks. I don't think I'm p

Loïc ROCCI

Journalist specializing in rallying past, present and future... and with a southern accent

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