Media Info

Contacts

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]

Accreditation (26-29 July 2018): +358 41 507 2527
Media Centre (26-29 July 2018): +358 50 346 6452 

Accreditation Desk

Please note that the pick-up point of confirmed accreditations is located at Rakentajantalo, outside of the closed HQ area. 

Address: Rakentajantalo, Hannikaisenkatu 17, 40100 Jyväskylä, Finland

Opening hours: 
Tue 24.7. 14.00-20.00
Wed 25.7. 09.00-22.00
Thu 26.7. 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:

Tue 24.7. 14.00-18.00
Wed 25.7. 09.00-22.00
Thu 26.7. 07.00-24.00
Fri 27.7. 06.00-24.00
Sat 28.7. 06.30-24.00
Sun 29.7. 07.00-22.00

Media Activities and Press Conferences

 

Wednesday 25 July 2018

07.00-16.00  Day 2 of reconnaissance, priority drivers
07.00-19.00  Day 2 of reconnaissance, other drivers
16.45-17.30  AKK Welcome Event at AKK Lounge, Service Park. AKK Motorsport CEO Tatu Lehmuskallio, Rally Hall of Fame nominated Simo Lampinen and the Finnish Future Star of Rallying 2018 Henri Hokkala, Service Park
17.00  Photographers briefing. Mandatory for national and rally by rally photographers, Rally HQ
17.30-18.15  PR event, Toyota GAZOO Racing WRT, Service Park
18.00-18.45  PR event, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT, Service Park
18.30-19.15  PR event, M-Sport Ford WRT, Service Park
19.00-19.45  PR event, Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT, Service Park

Thursday 26 July 2018

08.00-09.30  Shakedown for Priority 1 drivers, Vesala
09.30-11.30  Shakedown for Priority 1, 2 and 3 drivers, Vesala
11.30-13.30  Shakedown for non-priority drivers, Vesala
12.30  Meet the Crews (invited drivers), Service Park
13.00  FIA Pre-Event Press Conference, Media Centre
13.30  WRC Drivers Meet the Kids, Flying Finn Karting Track at WRC Square and Gigantti eMotorsport Lounge 2nd floor, Rally HQ
15.00-16.00  Day 3 of reconnaissance, other drivers
16.00-17.00  Day 3 of reconnaissance, Priority drivers
16.00  Publication of start list for Section 1, Rally Office
18.15  Rally Hall of Fame Show Run and nomination, (Simo LampinenMarkku Alén and Ove Andersson. Andersson is represented by his son Roger Andersson), SS Harju
18.30  The Finnish Airforce Aerobatics Team: The Midnight Hawks Airshow Display at Paviljonki and SS Harju
18.37  Start of the rally, Service Park
19.00  Midnight Hawks Flyby, SS Harju
19.00  SS Harju 1
21.15  Overnight Parc Fermé, Rally HQ
21.45  Publication of start list for Section 2, Rally Office

Friday 27 July 2018

07.15  Start Section 2, Rally HQ
07.30-17.00 Kalle Rovanperä Arena (Red Bull), SS Moksi
19.15  Rally Hall of Fame Show Run, (Simo LampinenMarkku Alén and Ove Andersson. Andersson is represented by his son Roger Andersson), Harju
19.45  Red Bull Skydive Team, Harju
20.30  SS Harju 2
TBA    Meet the Crews, Service Park
21.15  Overnight Parc Fermé, Rally HQ
22.30  Publication of start list for Section 4, Rally Office

Saturday 28 July 2018 *

06.00  Start Section 4, Rally HQ
09.00-17.30 Neste MY Arena (Neste), hosted by Markku Alén and Marko Terva-aho, SS Kakaristo
19.00  Prize-giving Ceremony - Vetomies National Rally, at WRC Square, Rally HQ
TBA     Meet the Crews, Service Park
21.40  Overnight Parc Fermé, Rally HQ
23.30  Publication of start list for Section 6, Rally Office

* Midnight Hawks flyby before SS Tuohikotanen (SS 15 and SS 16) and SS Kakaristo (SS 14 and SS 17), more precise schedule will be published during rally week.

Sunday 29 July 2018

07.30  Start Section 6, Rally HQ
8.00-14.30 Laukaa Arena (Laukaa Municipality), SS Ruuhimäki
14.31  Finish of the rally, Service Park Paviljonki
16.00  Prize-giving Ceremony, at WRC Square, Rally HQ
16.45  FIA Post-Event Press Conference, Media Centre
17.00  Final scrutineering, JAO, Jyväskylä
18.00  Publication of provisional final classification, Rally Office

Transportation to SS Moksi, SS Kakaristo and SS Ruuhimäki, tickets in advance from Lehtimäki Travel Agency website.

Media Coverage

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.               13.30    MotorSport Extra: Future Rally Star preparing for Rally Finland
Nelonen / Ruutu+  Thu 26.7.               20.00    LIVE: Harju 1
Nelonen / Ruutu+   Fri 27.7.                20.00    LIVE: Harju 2
Nelonen / Ruutu+   Fri 27.7.                23.50    Best of Friday
Nelonen / Ruutu+   Sat 28.7.               16.00    LIVE: Kakaristo 2
Nelonen / Ruutu+   Sat 28.7.               23.20    Best of Saturday
Nelonen / Ruutu+   Sun 29.7.              09.30    LIVE: Ruuhimäki 1
Nelonen / Ruutu+   Sun 29.7.              13.00    LIVE: Ruuhimäki 2, Power Stage
Nelonen / Ruutu+   Sun 29.7.              23.00    Best of Sunday
Nelonen / Ruutu+   Sun 5.8.                11.00     Best of Neste Rally Finland
YLE                         TBA                       TBA          MotorSport Extra: Future Rally Star in Rally Finland

All Nelonen Pro -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 24 July
18.00-20.00 Rally phone-in on YLE Puhe channel (nationwide) and locally on YLE Jyväskylä

Thursday 26 July
8.10-10.00 Shakedown Vesala
16.30 Rally preshow
18.00 First day:  SS 1 Harju
21.30- Rally Radio by night: J-P Taskinen, Phone-in, tel. +358 14 4444 993.

Friday 27 July
06.00 Rally Radio Wake-Up Show!
07.30 Day 2
21.30- Rally Radio by night: J-P Taskinen, Phone-in, tel. +358 14 4444 993

Saturday 28 July
07.00 Rally Radio Wake-Up Show!
08.00  Day 3
20.00- Rally Radio by night: J-P Taskinen, Phone-in, tel. +358 14 4444 993

Sunday 29 July
07.00 Rally Radio Wake-Up Show!
08.15-17.00 Day 4, podium ceremonies

Rally Radio / Contact Details:
website: yle.fi/urheilu
Tel: +358 (0)14-4444 993
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Yle Ralliradio
Twitter: @ralliradio
Instagram: #ralliradio