*High-toddle gravel match gearing as much as host the WRC from September 30–October 3

*Recent date maximises probabilities of spectator attendance

*First ever Jyväskylän Suurajot took advise in the autumn of 1951

The 70th anniversary Rally Finland will capture advise from September 30-October 3 to give fans the valid that you simply may per chance perchance perchance well imagine likelihood to apply the excessive-toddle action in the forests spherical host metropolis Jyväskylä.

Now counting as spherical ten of the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship season, the match had been due to lag from July 29-August 1. Nevertheless, in step with measures launched in Finland to discontinuance the spread of COVID-19 by cancelling mass gatherings till the summer, Rally Finland organiser AKK Sports actions has taken the choice to acquire an quite plenty of date later in the year.

With a brand original date confirmed, work is now underway to finalise the route of the match, which started life as the Jyväskylän Suurajot in 1951. Despite the incontrovertible fact that information of the excessive-toddle stages are being completed, Jyväskylä’s Pavilonki exhibition and conference centre will home the match headquarters, media centre and repair park.

Kai Tarkiainen, Clerk of the Course, Rally Finland, talked about: “While we may per chance perchance perchance perchance like nothing greater than for Rally Finland to capture advise in the summertime, the fact of the COVID-19 pandemic system we may per chance perchance perchance well now now not trip ahead with arranging the match with the shortage of crawl in the park that members of the overall public may per chance perchance perchance well wait on. No longer like Arctic Rally Finland, which became held to critical acclaim in February, Rally Finland is awfully extraordinary a made-for-spectators match and we prefer fans to originate it work. Despite the incontrovertible fact that there is now not any crawl in the park that we are able to be in a neighborhood to welcome fans in October, we hope the rollout of the vaccination programme will trip a prolonged capacity to making this that you simply may per chance perchance perchance well imagine. We thank the total local authorities, the FIA and WRC Promoter for accommodating the original dates. We are sorry for any wretchedness the alternate causes however we’re happy this is also in the valid pursuits of the rally, the stakeholders and the total fans.”

Yves Matton, FIA Rally Director, talked about: “A founding spherical of the FIA World Rally Championship, Rally Finland is a historic and unmissable match on the WRC roster, with its spectacular forest surroundings and tidy-snappy roller coaster gravel roads. It became critical for us to be versatile and design every intention to originate certain that it may per chance perchance perchance well uncover its advise on the calendar this year no matter ongoing points attributable to the pandemic. This is able to perchance perchance well be an inviting alternate to survey it capture advise at the starting of October, with out a doubt with a small diversified climate conditions, and with any luck with spectators.”

Simon Larkin, Events Director, WRC Promoter, talked about: “Love all global sporting fixtures all the diagram in which thru the arena, the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship calendar remains to be impacted by Covid-19. By Rally Finland’s switch in dates from leisurely-July to September, we imagine this may per chance perchance perchance perchance give the valid opportunity for fans to join us in the forests spherical Jyväskylä. The fervour and enthusiasm of the fans in Finland is legendary and that atmosphere has unfortunately been missing in the route of the pandemic, so we are able to capture every likelihood to enable them to be safely welcomed inspire.” 

More files and media actions:

Linda Hirvonen, Nationwide Press Officer, +358 (0) 45 3299696, linda.hirvonen@autourheilu.fi


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