Rally Finland – Friday details and Thursday stage notes

Rally Finland stage notes 

Stage one complete: 

“I tried getting through it without making too many mistakes but yeah obviously it was a lot slipperier than I expected,” said Breen.

The real rally starts tomorrow: 

Craig Breen (IRL) Paul Nagle (IRL) Of team M-Sport Ford WRT are seen performing during the World Rally Championship Finland in Jyvasküla, Finland on 4,August 2022 // Jaanus Ree / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202208040061 // Usage for editorial use only //

This event is a favourite of crews and spectators alike, with the high-speed gravel roads boasting plenty of grip, as well as a variety of eye-catching jumps and crests. Although similar in style to the previous round – Rally Estonia – the stages in Finland are faster and set amongst stunning forest scenery. The Nordic nation is also steeped in WRC history and is one of the few countries that has been scheduled to host a WRC event every year since the championship’s inaugural season in 1973.

Weekend at a Glance

Rally Finland begins on Thursday evening with Harju (3.48km)

Friday’s running consists of nine stages that total 124.91km, including two passes of Lankamaa (21.60km), the rally’s longest stage

The schedule on Saturday is the longest of the event, boasting a combined special stage distance of 150.30km

Craig Breen (IRL) Paul Nagle (IRL) Of team M-Sport Ford WRT are seen performing during the World Rally Championship Finland in Jyvasküla, Finland on 4,August 2022 // Jaanus Ree / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202208040099 // Usage for editorial use only //

The Sunday itinerary is shorter with only four stages to tackle. The final test – Ruuhimäki – will be the rally’s Power Stage, offering additional points to the crews and manufacturers.

Saturday timetable – minus two hours Irish time (SS2 at 6am Irish time) 

SS2      Laukaa 1          11.75 km         08:00

SS3      Lankamaa 1     21.69 km         08:55

SS4      Laukaa 2          11.75 km         12:15

SS5      Lankamaa 2     21.69 km         13:10

SS6      Harju 2            2.01 km           14:30

SS7      Ässämäki 1      12.31 km         15:00

SS8      Sahloinen        15.70 km         15:53

SS9      Ässämäki 2      12.31 km         17:13

SS10    Sahloinen 2     15.70 km         18:06

Craig Breen (IRL) Paul Nagle (GB) Of team M-Sport Ford WRT are seen performing during the World Rally Championship Finland in Jyvasküla, Finland on 4,August 2022 // Jaanus Ree / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202208040099 // Usage for editorial use only //

Info courtesy of Hyundai World Rally Team, M-Sport Ford World Rally team and Rally Finland press office 

Photos from Thursday’s shakedown stage by Redbull Content Pool 


 

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