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Route 2019 respects traditions in Korpilahti, Jämsä and Laukaa – Rovanperä’s dramatic recollection: ”I’ve never seen so much support”

Scheduled for August 1st-4th, this year’s Finnish round of the World Rally Championship – Neste Rally Finland – follows a route based on last year’s winning recipe. The new spices, such as the return of Leustu, are once more set to make the event nail-bitingly exciting throughout all 23 rollercoaster special stages on Central Finland’s famously fast sand-and-gravel roads.

Lindholm stuck to his plan and reached second place on WRC2

Earlier today Team GRX’s Emil Lindholm and Mikael Korhonen placed second in WRC Rally Sweden’s WRC2. Competing with Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 the Finnish twosome was 12th in the overall competition.

Finnish Rally Championship leader Lindholm goes after World Rally Championship points

Finnish Rally Championship opener, Arctic Lapland rally’s winners Emil Lindholm, 22 and Mikael Korhonen, 33 are driving of WRC2-group’s points in Rally Sweden this upcoming weekend.

Neste Rally Finland route 2019 will be revealed 20th February

The route of Neste Rally Finland 2019 will be revealed on Wednesday 20th February.

Finnish champ Pietarinen for WRC2

The 25-year-old and co-driver Juhana Raitanen will kick-off their season at next week’s Rally Sweden (14 - 17 February), where their TGS Worldwide-prepared car will be nominated by Skoda Motorsport in WRC 2 Pro alongside Kalle Rovanperä.

Birmingham blast-off for 2019 FIA World Rally Championship

· Spectacular season launch for WRC at Autosport International show· Star drivers and cars take centre stage at WRC’s Super Saturday · Huge crowds watch teams unveil 2019 World Rally Cars

Finland network YLE seals agreement to screen WRC

WRC Promoter has finalised major new TV broadcast partnerships in key countries in the build-up to the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship.

Finland got Neste Rally Finland moved to early August - “We can now organise an even better rally for the fans”

It has been a long-time desire of the Rally Finland organiser AKK Sports to move the event to August – and now they got their wish. Next year, Finland’s biggest annual sports event Neste Rally Finland will be driven 1 - 4 August, which means that the event now returns to its traditional spot in the WRC calendar, where it has last been in 2015.

FIA announced the 2019 WRC calendar

The FIA has announced the WRC calendar for 2019. The Finnish round of the season, Neste Rally Finland, will be driven in the beginning of August.

Flying Finn Future Star Programme winner to drive the FIA World Rally Championship

The Future Star Award which brought Teemu Suninen to the absolute top of the rallying world, undergoes through great changes in the years to come. The 2019 winner will still receive the traditional package to the Finnish round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Neste Rally Finland, but already one year from now a second winner will be awarded with a seat in the FIA Junior WRC or an equivalent WRC class for the 2020 season. At the same time the new programme created by AKK, M-Sport and Pirelli will be changed into the more dynamic Flying Finn Future Star Award.

AKK Flying Finn putting motorsports on the right path

The future of Finnish motorsport is strong thanks to the AKK’s Flying Finn initiative, which aims to unearth the new generation of driving talent in the country by encouraging wide-spread participation at grassroots level.

Neste Rally Finland a success beyond expectations - The event is the economic cornerstone of Finnish motorsport

Last year’s Neste Rally Finland, the Finnish round of the FIA World Rally Championship, had a Finnish winner and a great financial result too. Before this year’s rally, the event organiser AKK Sports Ltd, the marketing company fully owned by the Finnish national sporting authority AKK-Motorsport ry, were cautiously hopeful – and now again positively surprised. Even without Finnish victory, Rally Finland was once again an all-round success.

Palju õnne Ott ja Martin!

The Estonians Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja are the winners of Neste Rally Finland.