Hard, smooth roads mean mechanical problems are rare here, but the speeds mean that every second counts and just one mistake can prove costly. Getting the technique for jumping right is crucial, as is ensuring the accuracy of the pace notes. But for viewers, it is, without doubt, one of the most thrilling rallies of the season.
As befits a country where rallying is akin to a religion, the Rally Finland is an epic and hugely challenging event. Combining high speeds with narrow stretches and a number of jumps, it is an event which tests the precision and accuracy of both the driver and co-driver to the max.
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The Rally Finland is the ninth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship and despite no ŠKODA Motorsport cars competing this year, there is still no shortage of FABIA R5s taking part.
There will be no fewer than fourteen ŠKODA FABIA R5s at the start of the Rally Finland (27th to 30th July), the ninth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), and five of them will be competing for points for the WRC2 championship.
Since its arrival on the world rallying stage, the ŠKODA FABIA R5 has competed at two editions of the Rally Finland, and it could scarcely have a better record to date, with both the ŠKODA Motorsport works team and ŠKODA customer teams enjoying some fine performances.