Media Info

MEDIAINFO

FIA WRC Media Delegate: Mrs. Hayley Gallagher
Telephone: +44 (0)1252 781 431
Mobile: +44 (0)7887 508 890
e-mail: [email protected]

National Press Officer: Mr. Sami Kolsi                                
Mobile: +358 50 560 7293
e-mail: [email protected]

Accreditation Officer: Mrs. Anne Järvinen         
Mobile: +358 45 7877 6948
e-mail: [email protected]

Contacts

Accreditation (27-30 July 2017): +358 45 7877 6948
Media Centre (27 – 30 July 2017): +358 50 346 6452 

Accreditation Desk

Please note that the pick-up point of confirmed accreditations is situated in a NEW PLACE at Rakentajantalo, outside of the closed HQ area. 

Address: Rakentajantalo, Hannikaisenkatu 17, 40100 Jyväskylä, Finland

Opening hours: 

Tuesday  25.7. 14.00-18.00
Wednesday 26.7. 9.00-22.00
Thursday  27.7.  07.00-19.00

Media Centre and Photographers’ Room

Working space for writing online media, print media and photographers. 

Jyväskylä Paviljonki (Rally HQ and Service Park)
Messukatu 10, 40100 Jyväskylä, Finland

Opening hours:

Tuesday 25.7. 14.00-18.00                
Wednesday 26.7. 09.00-22.00                
Thursday 27.7. 07.00-24.00                
Friday 28.7. 06.00-24.00
Saturday 29.7. 06.30-24.00
Sunday 30.7. 07.00-22.00

As in previous years, Nikon Camera Service for photographers will be located near the Media Centre.

Media Activities and Press Conferences

TORSTAI / THURSDAY 27.7.

10.00 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, Wivi Auditorium

Signing of a cooperation agreement of AKK Sports Ltd and the city of Jyväskylä of organising Neste Rally Finland in Jyväskylä during years 2018-2020.

11.00 – Finnkino Fantasia, Jyväskylä

Disney/Pixar: Cars 3 movie premiere (dubbed in Finnish)

12.00 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, 3. kerroksen aula / 3rd floor lobby

The opening of the Rally Legends Racing Overalls Exhibition
The 3rd floor of the Paviljonki Rally HQ is brimming with rally nostalgia throughout the event in the form of the Rally Legends Exhibition featuring drivers’ fireproof overalls. The suits are a part of an Italian private collection, and in the past they have been worn by several of the Flying Finns. Paired with contemporary photographs, the gems of the show are e.g. the overalls of Henri Toivonen (1984; Lancia), Markku Alén (1989; Lancia) and Tommi Mäkinen (1999; Mitsubishi). Present at the event i.a. motorsport pro Harri Toivonen.

12.30 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, Huoltoparkki, Michelin-rekka / Service Park, Michelin Truck

Meet the Crews: Driver interviews
In addition to the service halts, the drivers will get in front of the Paviljonki audience at the end of every day for Meet the Crews interviews. Rally stars appear on Service Park’s Stage to air their views on Thursday 27 July at 12:30, and on both Friday and Saturday in connection to last service halts of the day.

13.00 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, Mediakeskus / Media Centre

Pre-Event FIA Press Conference

13.30 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, WRC-aukio / WRC Square

WRC Drivers Meet the kids
The drivers of WRC, WRC2 and WRC3 meet and kids in a family event organised on the WRC Square at the Paviljonki Rally HQ on Thursday 27 July at 13:30 - 15:00. The event programme includes e.g. driving with the Flying Finn 100 junior karts and of course autographs, chatter and happy rally vibes!

15.00 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, puistoalue / Park Area

Rescue Show held by the Finnish Firefighter Officer Association

18.15 – Harjun kaupunkierikoiskoe / City Special Stage Harju

Oheistapahtumat alkavat / Side events start: 18.15 Marcus Grönholm Toyota Yaris WRC Showrun, 1st run, 18.18 Valtra 000 Tractor, 18.22 Classic Show Run/Timo Mäkinen in Memoriam, 18.32 Marcus Grönholm Toyota Yaris WRC Showrun, 2nd run, 19.00 Special Stage starts. Ajat arvioituja / Estimated times.

21.20 – Harjun kaupunkierikoiskoe, Yliopistonkadun yleisöravintola / City Special Stage Harju, spectator restaurant at Yliopistonkatu

Teflon Brothers Live
 

PERJANTAI / FRIDAY 28.7.

06.05 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, huoltoparkki / Service Park

Service 15 min

13.37 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, huoltoparkki / Service Park

Service 30 min

14.30 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, Ravintolakabinetti / Restaurant kabinet

KymiRing: Presentation of the largest motorsport center of the Nordic Countries

18.30 – Harjun kaupunkierikoiskoe/ City Special Stage Harju

Side Events start: 18.30 Vetomiehet – the national rally, 19.50 Red Bull Skydive Team, 19.55 Marcus Grönholm Toyota Yaris WRC Showrun, 1st run, 19.59 Valtra 000 Tractor with superhero Rendel, 20.02 Classic Show Run in the spirit of the Finland 100 Jubilee Year, 20.10 Marcus Grönholm Toyota Yaris WRC Showrun, 2nd run, 20.30 Special Stage starts. Ajat arvioituja / Estimated times.

15.00 & 18.09 – EK/SS 8 & 11 Äänekoski-Valtra

Äänekoski Rally Arena.  Red Bull Skydive Team before the SS.

21.00 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, Service Park

Service 45 min

Jyväskylä Paviljonki, huoltoparkki, Michelin-rekka / Service Park, Michelin Truck

Meet the Crews: On Friday in connection to last service halt of the day.
 

LAUANTAI / SATURDAY 29.7.

7.20 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, huoltoparkki / Service Park

Service 15 min

12.02 & 14.55 – EK/SS 17 & 18 Saalahti

Neste MY Arena

19.00 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, WRC-aukio / WRC Square

Vetomies: The Prize Giving Ceremony of the National Rally

20.39 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, huoltoparkki / Service Park

Service 45 min

Jyväskylä Paviljonki, huoltoparkki, Michelin-rekka / Service Park, Michelin Truck

Meet the Crews: On Saturday in connection to last service halt of the day.
 

SUNNUNTAI / SUNDAY 30.7.

08.00 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, huoltoparkki / Service Park

Service 15 min

13.18 – Oittilan erikoiskoe / SS Oittila

The Power Stage starts

14.21 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, huoltoparkki / Service Park

Service 10 min

15.00 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, WRC-aukio / WRC Square

Podium Ceremony starts

15.30 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, WRC-aukio / WRC Square

Prize Giving starts

16.15 – Jyväskylä Paviljonki, Mediakeskus / Media Centre

Post-Event FIA Press Conference

Media Coverage

Television

The host broadcaster of Neste Rally Finland is Nelonen. They will send several daily updates of the rally on the nation-wide free-to-air channel Nelonen, plus on their Ruutu+ -digital service, starting from Sunday week before the event. The rally will also be covered daily in national sports news on several other TV-channels.

TV-broadcasts related to Neste Rally Finland (changes possible):

Channel                                    Date            Time          

YLE                         Sat 22.7.     16.30         MotorSport Extra: Future Rally Star preparing for NRF

Nelonen / Ruutu+   Thu 27.7.    20.00         LIVE: Harju 1

Nelonen / Ruutu+   Fri 28.7.      20.30         LIVE: Harju 2

Nelonen / Ruutu+   Fri 28.7.      23.45         Best of Friday

Nelonen / Ruutu+   Sat 29.7.     16.00         LIVE: Ouninpohja 2

Nelonen / Ruutu+   Sat 29.7.     22.55         Best of Saturday

Nelonen / Ruutu+   Sun 30.7.    10.00         LIVE: Oittila 1

Nelonen / Ruutu+   Sun 30.7.    13.00         LIVE: Oittila 2, Power Stage

Nelonen / Ruutu+   Sun 30.7.    22.55         Best of Sunday

Nelonen / Ruutu+   Sun 6.8.      11.00         Neste Rally Finland Extra

YLE                         Sat 16.9.     16.05         MotorSport Extra: Future Rally Star in NRF

All Nelonen-programmes are also available on Nelonen Web-TV: Ruutu.fi 

 

Official Rally Radio provides full coverage in Finnish - with English summaries

YLE Jyväskylä will again be broadcasting the whole four days of Rally Finland in both Finnish and English.

Follow us on 99.3 MHz in Jyväskylä region and 97.0 MHz in northern Central Finland (Pihtipudas), or anywhere in the world at onlineradio: yle.fi/jyvaskyla

Radio broadcasts YLE Jyväskylä / Rally Radio

Tuesday 25.7.

18.00-20.00 Rally phone-in on YLE Puhe channel (nationwide) and locally on YLE Jyväskylä

Thursday 27.7.

8.10-10.00 Shakedown Ruuhimäki

16.30 Rally preshow

18.00 First day:  SS 1 Harju

21.30-24.00 Rally Radio by night: J-P Taskinen, Phone-in, tel. 014-4444 993.

Friday 28.7.

06.00 Rally Radio Wake-Up Show!

06.45 Day 2

21.30-24.00 Rally Radio by night: J-P Taskinen, Phone-in, tel. 014-4444 993

Saturday 29.7.

06.30 Rally Radio Wake-Up Show!

08.30 Day 3

20.00-24.00 Rally Radio by night: J-P Taskinen, Phone-in, tel. 014-4444 993

Sunday 31.7

08.00 Rally Radio Wake-Up Show!

09.00-15.45 Day 4, podium ceremonies

Rally Radio / Contact Details

WWW: yle.fi/urheilu
Tel: +358 (0)14-4444 993
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: YLE Ralliradio
Twitter: @ralliradio
Instagram: #Ralliradio