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:
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
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
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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