Rally Finland (1 – 3 October) will turn back the clock to celebrate its 70th anniversary with a high-pressure sprint-style event that recreates the spirit of the inaugural rally in 1951.
Nineteen special stages, including sections of the legendary Ouninpohja, covering 287.11km, are packed into two-and-a-half days. The opening two days each feature action in darkness.
Friday morning’s shakedown precedes an afternoon start in host town Jyväskylä. Saturday’s marathon leg features well over half the competitive distance, with the event coming to a high-flying finale on Sunday afternoon in the famous Ruuhimäki stage.
There are plenty of changes to the stages to. Of those returning from the last event in 2019, only Harju, Laukaa and Ruuhimäki are unchanged.
Clerk of the course Kai Tarkiainen is at the helm of his second WRC fixture of the year following February’s Arctic Rally Finland.