The FIA World Rally Championship crews will produce a welcome return to the short wooded arena roads of Rally Finland for spherical 10 of the 2021 season on 1-3 October.
This will seemingly be the 70th running of the rally that has been practically constantly most trendy within the history of the WRC. The cancellation of the 2020 match as a result of COVID-19 became supreme the second time since 1973 the Finnish rally has been absent from the calendar.
Nonetheless the October date this yr is a first – rescheduled from the long-established summer time date to be particular spectators can glance the phases. The capability for cooler temperatures and rain may maybe maybe provide extra challenges for the drivers on phases that are identified for top speeds and mountainous jumps.
The Toyota crew primarily primarily based within the host metropolis of Jyväskylä has loved a ideal winning anecdote on Rally Finland since 2017. Heading to the 2021 spherical, Sébastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans are first and second within the standings, separated by 44 ingredients – that technique Ogier has the probability to clinch an eighth drivers’ title in Finland, must aloof he amplify his advantage above 60 ingredients. Righteous seven ingredients within the again of Evans in fourth overall is Kalle Rovanperä, who became born in Jyväskylä and enters his home match on a high after winning in Estonia and Greece.
Toyota’s 2017 Rally Finland winner Esapekka Lappi returns to pressure a fifth Yaris WRC with the private crew RTE-Motorsport, with Takamoto Katsuta moreover in circulate with the Irishman Aaron Johnston as a brand unusual co-driver at his side for this match.
Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville is third within the drivers’ standings, 50 ingredients from Ogier, whereas Ott Tänak will seemingly be one to glance in Finland after winning the 2018 and 2019 editions. Craig Breen returns to the crew’s third i20 Coupe WRC after second-living finishes on his final two outings in Estonia and Belgium.
Gus Greensmith and Adrien Fourmaux create the M-Sport Ford pairing, the latter starting the match with unusual co-driver Alexandre Coria after he and Renaud Jamoul determined to fragment systems.
TRT’s Mads Østberg heads an eight-automobile entry in FIA WRC2 with an change to conclude the 30-point gap to championship leader Andreas Mikkelsen. The Norwegian Citroën driver from will face competition from a pair of Flying Finns with Jari Huttunen at the wheel of a Hyundai i20 N Rally2 and Teemu Suninen, who drives a Movisport-entered Volkswagen Polo on home soil sooner than he’ll be a half of the Hyundai fold for the next spherical in Spain. Their respective crew-mates Oliver Solberg and Nikolay Gryazin are amongst the varied contenders, the worn who will moreover swap co-driver in Finland.
Several varied talented Finnish drivers line up in FIA WRC3. Emil Lindholm, at the second fifth within the category standings, is joined by the likes of Teemu Asunmaa, who obtained the category on Arctic Rally Finland in February; Mikko Heikkilä, third in every the Arctic and on Rally Estonia; and Eerik Pietarinen, who became the WRC3 winner on Rally Finland in 2018. There’s moreover a four-wheel pressure debut for FIA Junior WRC traditional Lauri Joona. Spain’s Pepe López and Estonian Egon Kaur lead the guests.
THE 2021 ROUTE
The change of date technique that Rally Finland will elope with a extra compact schedule this yr, however aloof ingredients 19 phases and 287.11 competitive kilometres. Shakedown takes living on Friday morning sooner than the archaic Harju check opens the competitive circulate on the streets of Jyväskylä within the early afternoon. 5 wooded arena phases observe over the rest of Friday, running previous sunset. Saturday ingredients over half of the competitive distance and consists largely of two loops of four phases to the south around Jämsa. These involves unusual tests in Arvaja and Patajoki, sooner than a repeat of Harju within the evening. Sunday is familiar from most trendy years, with repeated passes of Laukaa and Ruuhimäki – the latter cyber web hosting the Wolf Strength Stage.
Complete distance: 1059.64 km
Stage distance: 287.11 km (27.1 %)
Prefer of phases: 19
Media accreditation and attendance is exactly managed with modified terms under COVID-19 laws. All attendees are required to adjust to the COVID protocol as outlined by the match organisers (please confer with the Bulletins on the Virtual Witness Board and in explicit the COVID Delegate notes).
Media accreditation must be accrued in my method by accredited Pass Holders at the Media Accreditation Desk, located within the Hall B of the Paviljonki (Schaumanin Puistotie 18, Jyväskylä, Finland).
Tuesday 28 September: 14.00-20.00
Wednesday 29 September: 09.00-20.00
Thursday 30 September: 10.00-20.00
Friday 1 October: Upon quiz
2021 WRC SECTO RALLY FINLAND TIMETABLE AND MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES
|Tuesday 28 September|
|Promo. disc gold snort with selected drivers, delivery to tabard media,|
|Way: Laajavuori DiskGolfPark, Laajavuorentie, 40740 Jyväskylä||14: 00 – 15: 00 hrs|
|Wednesday 29 September|
|Major media safety briefing by means of video conference (exiguous print TBC)||17: 00 hrs|
|Thursday 30 September|
|Household portray with P1 crews & autos, Jyväskylä town hall||18: 15 – 18: 30 hrs|
|Pre-match FIA press conference, by means of online video conference (exiguous print TBC)||19: 00 – 19: 30 hrs|
|-FIA WRC||19: 00 hrs|
|-FIA WRC2||19: 10 hrs|
|-FIA WRC3||19: 20 hrs|
|Friday 1 October|
|Shakedown for P1 and varied requested drivers, Vesala||08: 00 – 09: 00 hrs|
|Shakedown for all Priority drivers, Vesala||09: 00 – 10: 30 hrs|
|Shakedown for non-priority drivers, Vesala||10: 30 – 12: 00 hrs|
|Start of the rally, Share 1, Jyväskylä Provider Park||13: 07 hrs|
|Tyre becoming zone, Petäjävesi (TC3A)||16: 18 hrs|
|First automobile arrives for media zone, tech. zone & flexi-carrier (TC6A), SP||20: 05 hrs|
|Saturday 2 October|
|Start of Share 2, Jyväskylä Provider Park||06: 43 hrs|
|First automobile arrives for media zone, regroup & tech. zone, SP (TC10A)||12: 43 hrs|
|First automobile arrives for media zone, tech. zone & flexi-carrier (TC15A), SP||20: 20 hrs|
|Sunday 3 October|
|Start of Share 4, Jyväskylä Provider Park||07: 27 hrs|
|Final podium and prize giving, Ruuhimäki||14: 15|
|Submit-match FIA press conference, by means of video conference (exiguous print TBC)||16: 30|
|-FIA WRC2 and WRC3 winning drivers||16: 30 hrs|
|-High three overall drivers and winning producer representative||16: 40 hrs|
FIA PRESS CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE
|Thursday 30 September||FIA WRC|
|Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT – Kalle Rovanperä (FIN)|
|Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT – Craig Breen (IRL)|
|M-Sport Ford WRT – Gus Greensmith (GBR)|
|RTE-Motorsport – Esapekka Lappi (FIN)|
|Hyundai Motorsport N – Jari Huttunen (FIN)|
|Movisport – Teemu Suninen (FIN)|
|Mikko Heikkilä (FIN)|
|Pepe López (ESP)|
|Sunday 3 October||Winning FIA WRC3 Championship driver|
|Winning FIA WRC2 Championship driver|
|High three drivers within the total classification|
|Consultant of the winning producer|
MANUFACTURER WRC ENTRIES, 2021 SECTO RALLY FINLAND
|Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT||Sébastien Ogier (FRA) / Julien Ingrassia (FRA) – #1|
|Elfyn Evans (GBR) / Scott Martin (GBR) – #33|
|Kalle Rovanperä (FIN) / Jonne Halttunen (FIN) – #69|
|Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT||Thierry Neuville (BEL) / Martijn Wydaeghe (BEL) – #11|
|Ott Tänak (EST) / Martin Järveoja (EST) – #8|
|Craig Breen (IRL) / Paul Nagle (IRL) – #42|
|M-Sport Ford WRT||Gus Greensmith (GBR) / Chris Patterson (IRL) – #44|
Adrien Fourmaux (FRA) / Alexandre Coria (FRA) – #16
2021 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS
The provisional classifications for the total WRC championships are readily available by means of the next link: