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Jyväskylä  Finland

Rally Finland was first held under the name Jyväskylän Suurajot (Jyväskylä Grand Prix) in 1951. Originally the event served as a means of deciding Finland’s entries for Rallye Monte-Carlo, but upon the creation of the WRC in 1973, the rally became included as the Finnish entry for the series. Known more familiarly by its name Rally of 1,000 Lakes, the event has been dominated by home drivers throughout its history, with 54 of the 65 editions of the rally having been won by Finnish drivers. To this day the rally attracts hundreds of thousands ofspectators and along with Wales Rally GB, is one of only two rallies to have featured in all but one WRC season.

04 Aug - 07 Aug FINLAND
LOCATION JYVÄSKYLÄ
TIME ZONE +03:00
STAGES TBA
DISTANCE TBA
SURFACE GRAVEL
RESULTS

2018 P4
2017 RET
2016 P4
2015 RET

MAP

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Fast Facts

  • Rally Finland had the fastest average speed of any event on the WRC calendar in 2016 - 126.60kph.
  • In fact, 9 of the 10 fastest WRC rallies ever have being recorded in Finland.
  • The cumulative stage time in Finland 2016 was just over 2h30, compared to the 4h25 time set at Rally Mexico.

Highlights

  • Arguably Rally Finland’s greatest asset is its unique atmosphere: fans flock to the spectator areas to set up camp for the entire weekend and celebrate the festival of rallying.
  • Cars spend so much time in the air during Rally Finland, it is understandable why the event has become affectionately known to some as the ‘Rally of 1000 Jumps’.
  • Ouninpohja is one of the most anticipated stages of the weekend with its high speed gravel and rollercoaster style jumps.

Challenge

  • A mix of hard, wide roads with narrower more technical sections.
  • Flat out from start to finish. It is affectionately known as the Finnish Grand Prix and nine of the 10 fastest WRC rallies have been here.
  • Pace notes must be perfect. Blind crests often hide corners and it’s vital to position the car correctly before take-off to ensure maximum speed through the bend.
  • Speeds are so high that time differences are small and there is little opportunity to regain time after a mistake.
  • One of the hardest rallies for co-drivers as high speeds demand a constant, pinpoint accurate delivery of pace notes.
  • Mastering the jumps. If the speed is too high, the car’s aerodynamics will force the back down and the front will rise. The tactic is to brake before take-off and accelerate full throttle over the jump. 

Car Setup

  • Gravel suspension.
  • Packed gravel roads mean soft compound tyres are the usual choice, but hard compound rubber is also available.
  • Super-smooth stages mean cars can be prepared in the knowledge that mechanical issues are rare.

Results

2018
Hayden Paddon / Sebastian Marshall (P4)

2017
Hayden Paddon / Sebastian Marshall (Retirement)

2016
Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P5)

2015
Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (Retirement)