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.
So far, Kalle Rovanperä and Jonne Halttunen entered three WRC rallies with the improved ŠKODA FABIA R5 evo. They won them all. However, the latest rally on their home turf in Finland, which slipped away from them last year, was the most precious prize. This time, ŠKODA Motorsport, with great support of Finnish spectators, was not going to let go of the victory.
After winning the first two rallies with the new FABIA R5 evo in Portugal and Sardinia, the ŠKODA Motorsport works team is about to enter the fastest rally in the […]
Every rally fan in the world is turning their attention northwards, to the Finnish town of Jyväskylä. The best drivers in the world are preparing for the fastest rally of […]