”The Flying Finn has Landed” – Warmly Remembering Timo Mäkinen

The passing of Timo Mäkinen on Thursday was a great loss, not only to the world of motorsport, but also to “Finnishness” itself. The bleakness of wartime and the reparations thereafter had begun to fade and the nation searching for its place was hungry for new kinds of heroes who would help shape the new Finland.

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Østberg tops Fafe jumpers

Norwegian flies for 36 metres at iconic crest

Sainz rolls back the years

WRC legend Sainz drives iconic Fafe stage

Lappi positive after Portugal points

Finn rounds off successful World Rally Car debut with Power Stage points

Paddon: Portugal brought the fun back

Kiwi takes positives from disappointing result

Stomach bug floors Latvala

Finn twice visited hospital with severe stomach upset

Mads Ostberg may switch between DMACK and Michelin during 2017 WRC

Mads Ostberg could switch between DMACK and Michelin tyres through the remainder of the 2017 World Rally Championship

Citroen insists Kris Meeke's World Rally Championship seat is safe

Citroen team principal Yves Matton insists there is "no question" over Kris Meeke's place in the squad amid his difficult start to the 2017 World Rally Championship

Sebastien Ogier now comfortable in M-Sport Ford after Portugal win

The breakthrough that led to Sebastien Ogier's Rally of Portugal victory should serve as a launchpad to the 2017 World Rally Championship title, according to M-Sport team principal Malcolm Wilson

Rally GB announces 2017 itinerary including return of night stages

The route for Rally GB 2017 will be one of the World Rally Championship's season toughest challenges, featuring early starts, late finishes and night-time stages.

Hospital stay nearly forced Latvala out of WRC Rally Portugal

Toyota driver Jari-Matti Latvala had to convince doctors to let him finish the Rally of Portugal after being hospitalised during last weekend's World Rally Championship round

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  • 1.88 Sébastien Ogier
  • 2.75 Jari-Matti Latvala
  • 3.54 Thierry Neuville
  • 4.48 Ott Tänak
  • 5.47 Dani Sordo
  • 6.33 Craig Breen
  • 7.27 Kris Meeke
  • 8.25 Hayden Paddon
  • 9.20 Elfyn Evans
  • 10.12 Andreas Mikkelsen
  • 11.10 Stéphane Lefebvre
  • 12.9 Juho Hänninen

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Safety On The Road Campaign has a strong presence in Rally Finland - This year the safety cars are BMWs

The Finnish round of the World Rally Championship, Neste Rally Finland, and BMW Group Finland have entered into a collaboration agreement for 2016. The agreement provides visibility for the road safety theme that the organiser of Neste Rally Finland, AKK, and its campaign partner, BMW, have promoted. The theme is visible both in the form of safety cars and in the Jyväskylä Paviljonki Rally HQ event area.

City of Äänekoski and Valtra join forces in Neste Rally Finland

This year the Finnish round of the World Rally Championship, Neste Rally Finland, provides rally fans with a never-before-seen special stage Äänekoski-Valtra. In addition to the special stage, the internationally renowned Finnish tractor manufacturer Valtra will be featured in the various side events during rally week.

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