EHSRC – Introducing the Lahti Historic Rally


In just one week’s time the Lahti Historic Rally in Finland (9-10 August) will be the host event for Round 6 of the 2019 European Historic Sporting Rally Championship.  The Lahti Historic Rally is the only gravel rally on this year’s schedule and invokes the spirit of the legendary 1000 Lakes Rally.

The 2019 Lahti Historic Rally will feature some new special stages compared to last year’s event, with a total of 12 stages covering 154km.

On Friday 9 August the competitors will tackle six special stages covering a total of 78 km.  The first stage is at HRK Konevuokraamot (11.88km) with the first car due at 11h24.  This is followed by Autosalpa 1 (12.85km) and Lahden Kaupunki 1 (14.37km) before regrouping.  SS4 is Hartwell Novelle (11.88km) with Autosalpa and Lahden Kaupunki being repeated to complete the first leg of the Lahti Historic Rally.

Day two on Saturday 10 August will feature another six stages covering 75km.  SS7 is AD Varaosaexpert 1 (14.22km) starting at 10h09.  This is followed by SS8 at Vaaksyn Varaosa Ja Tarvike 1 (13.20km) and J.Rekola Oy (10.54km).  After Service SS7 and SS8 are repeated and the 2019 Lahti Historic Rally concludes with the Neste K Hennala stage (10.54km).

The ceremonial finish will take place at Lahti harbour from 17h00.

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Facts and Figures

Number of special stages: 12

Number of legs: 2

Total distance of the course including the special stages: 701.83 km

Total distance of the special stages: 154.12 km

Friday 9 August – Distance of Special Stages: 78.20km

Saturday 10 August – Distance of Special Stages: 75.92km

Interval between cars: 1 minute

For more information on the Lahti Historic Rally CLICK HERE

Rally HQ / Press Room

Lahti Hall Salpausselänkatu 7 15110 Lahti

Finish Podium

Lahti harbour; Satamakatu 7, 15140 Lahti,

About Lahti

Lahti is the capital of the region of Päijänne Tavastia. It is situated on a bay at the southern end of lake Vesijärvi about 100 kilometres (60 mi) north-east of the capital Helsinki. In English, the Finnish word Lahti literally means bay. The Lahti region is growing and is one of the main economic hubs of Finland.

With a population of just over 120,000 people, Lahti is the 8th largest city in Finland.

For more information on visiting Lahti CLICK HERE

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