Reinis Nitišs began his career in karting, claiming several national championship titles before graduating to the FIA European Rallycross Championship Super1600 class in 2012 and taking overall honours a year later at the wheel of a SET Promotion-run Renault Clio.
The Jēkabpils native stepped up to the FIA World Rallycross Championship stage with Olsbergs MSE in 2014, claiming a podium on his debut in Portugal before becoming the youngest ever World RX winner at Hell in Norway. Three more rostrum appearances followed as the Latvian star secured third in the Drivers’ Standings at the end of a stunning debut season.
The 2015 campaign also started brightly with second in Round 2 at Hockenheim backed up by third at the Circuit Jules Tacheny Mattet in Belgian, but that impressive beginning proved difficult to maintain and Nitišs ended the year seventh in the table.
Two more seasons at the top tier failed to yield any further silverware but a move to the Supercar class of Euro RX – and a reunion with SET Promotion – led to another title after three wins from five outings.
Nitišs returned to World RX again in 2019, making three appearances and finishing third at Höljes, and he has been keeping his eye in during the 2021 season with appearances in the RallyX Nordic CrossCar/Crosskart category while simultaneously claiming Baltic Rallycross Champion honours.