Tag Archive: Rally Finland

Aug 01

ERC aces past and present prove their talent on Rally Finland

Former champions Lappi and Hänninen first and third on world championship counter

Esapekka Lappi photo by Neste Rally Finland-jpgLeading ERC Junior Under 27 contender Huttunen wins WRC2 support category. ERC event winner Breen impresses for factory Citroën team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 28

Rally Finland starts with high drama and a twist in the championship fight

This morning has underlined the rally’s fierce reputation

Rally Finland starts with high drama and a twist in the championship fightNow that Rally Finland is underway following last night’s Harju superspecial stage, the real action has started with a mammoth 12 stages today, split into two different loops of six stages each: with just one service halt back at the famous Paviljonki conference centre. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

Ride onboard with Sebastien Ogier and meet Marcus Grönholm, the most successful driver ever on the event

Welcome to Rally Finland! 

Magician David Copperfield says that you’ll never believe a man can fly until you come to his show. But you might not believe that cars can fly until you come to Rally Finland.

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Jul 21

WRC: Rally Finland 2017 preview, expect to be blown away

Facts & figures about Rally Finland: Why it’s so fast, and why it’s about to get even faster

Rally Finland 2017 preview Expect to be blown awayCitroen driver Kris Meeke set a new speed record when he won Finland at an average speed of 126.6kph last year. But with more powerful cars and better aerodynamics the average could be even faster this year. No wonder they call Rally Finland ‘the Finnish Grand Prix’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 17

Kamaz vs Volkswagen at Rally Finland – Offroad titans tackle rally’s most famous jump

Kamaz and Volkswagen battle on WRC Finland’s iconic Ouninpohja stage

Kamaz vs Volkswagen at Rally Finland - Offroad titans tackle rally’s most famous jump The 318-horsepower Volkswagen Polo R WRC, a car that has won Rally Finland three times, faced the Kamaz 4326 truck, the undisputed King of the Dakar with close to 1000 horsepower, on a narrow road for an enormous jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 25

Lotus says no to Raikkonen’s rally request

Lotus has refused Kimi Raikkonen permission to contest this year’s Rally Finland.

05 - Lotus F1 Team2012-05-10 - Spanish Grand Prix 191The Finn, who returned to formula one in 2012 after two years in world rallying, admitted this week he wanted to do the Finnish rally in August but “you’ll have to ask the team if it fits in my contract”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 31

Great results for Red Bull Rally drivers on Rally Finland

Red Bull Rally Finland day one and day two reports

The second and final day of Rally Finland has concluded with a great result for the Red Bull Skoda drivers: Juho Hanninen, enjoying a one-off outing on his home event, has won while regular driver Patrik Sandell is third. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 29

New ‘Iceman’ clothing launched in Finland

The clothes bear the same famous “iceman” logo

2010-07-29 - Iceman - Kimi Raikkonen capTo celebrate his first season in the World Rally Championship with Red Bull, the 2007 Formula One World Champion Kimi Raikkonen – known simply as “The Iceman” – is launching an eye-catching new clothing range on Rally Finland. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

Sandell gears up for flying Rally Finland (+photos)

The Rally Finland will get underway on Thursday morning

Patrik Sandell  1 Super 2000 World Rally Championship frontrunner Patrik Sandell, driving a Skoda Fabia S2000 backed by Red Bull, is looking forward to the Rally Finland this weekend: the fastest and most spectacular event of them all. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 26

Red Bull Rally Finland preview

Kimi rides the rollercoaster on Rally Finland

Kimi Raikkonen  Rallye de PortugalQuestion: what do Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen and America’s Mike Powell have in common? Answer: both of them are experts at the long jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 01

wrc.com video countdown: Number 3

As 2009 came to an end

wrc.com is revealing the videos clips which were watched the most this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Petter’s Xsara goes Extreme for Solberg Motorshow

After retiring his Citroen Xsara World Rally Car on Rally Finland

Petter Solberg will be back in the driver’s seat this weekend following an engine makeover that has boosted the car’s power from 300 to 450 horsepower. Petter will take on his elder brother Henning, and a host of WRC and rallycross stars, at the inaugural ‘Solberg Extreme MotorShow’ on Saturday 21 November at Oslo’s Telenor football Stadium. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 02

Raikkonen ends WRC debut with roll

Kimi Raikkonen’s World Rally debut ended late on Saturday

When the Finn rolled his Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 into a ditch. Despite engine and suspension problems, the Ferrari driver was running 15th overall in the Finnish rally at the time and third in his class. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 02

Hirvonen wins Neste Oil Rally Finland!

Mikko Hirvonen’s resurgent form in the 2009 World Rally Championship continued today

The Ford Focus RS driver scored a dominant maiden victory on his home round of the series, Neste Oil Rally Finland. The result was Hirvonen’s third consecutive victory this season, the tenth of his career, and moved him further ahead at the top of the FIA drivers’ championship standings, three points clear of defending champion Sebastien Loeb, who finished second today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 01

WRC: Hirvonen holds commanding lead

After day two in Finland

BP Ford Abu Dhabi Team driver Mikko Hirvonen strengthened his grip on the lead of Rally Finland on today’s second day of the competition, opening up a 32sec lead on the roller coaster gravel roads near his home town of Jyvaskyla. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 01

WRC: Raikkonen’s engine gives cause for concern

Placed third in the Group N class

An engine problem with Kimi Raikkonen’s car is threatening to end the F1 star’s remarkable WRC debut on Rally Finland. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 01

Saturday – Day two of Rally Finland

A marathon 166.87 competitive kilometres

Almost half the rally’s competitive distance is scheduled on Saturday, when drivers head south-west of host town Jyvaskyla for two loops of stages near the town of Jämsä, before another three tests near Mänttä. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 31

Kimi Raikkonen continues to impress in Rally finland

Formula 1 star Kimi Raikkonen continued his successful World Rally Championship debut

In Finland yesterday afternoon, ending SS9, the last forest stage of the day, in 17th place overall and fourth in his class. After showing an encouraging pace this morning, as he familiarised himself with the day’s loop of four stages, Raikkonen felt confident enough to increase his speed on the afternoon repeat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 31

WRC: Rally Finland – Day 1 standings

Overall times after Day 1 / Top 20:

Mikko Hirvonen leads the first day in Rally Finland a slim 3 seconds ahead of Sebastien Loeb. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 12

WRC: Wilson Sr. – We must win in Finland

Wilson has seen the tide turn in the last three events

BP Ford Abu Dhabi team director Malcolm Wilson has said that it is absolutely ‘crucial’ they win in Finland at the end of this month. Wilson has seen the tide turn in the last three events, and while Jari-Matti Latvala’s final stage error in Poland was a big blow, the ‘Blue Oval’ still looks very strong off the back of three victories in succession. Read the rest of this entry »

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