Korhola takes podium on debut in top class of Finnish competition
Benjamin Korhola made his debut in the top class of the Finnish Rally Championship at the Riihimäki-ralli (January 13) with an i20 N Rally2. In a field topped by nine entries in the SM1 category, Korhola and Sebastian Virtanen never set a stage time any lower than fourth to establish themselves in a podium position. A good weekend on the snow and ice stages was made even better on the final stage when they benefitted from a problem for a rival to move up a further position to take second place to start their season.
Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Manager Andrea Cisotti said: “The beginning of a season is always an interesting time, with new drivers and teams making their debuts. Benjamin Korhola scored an excellent podium with the i20 N Rally2 in his first start in the top class of the Finnish Rally Championship. Through the coming weeks and months more of our customers will start their season – I am sure with the same positive results.”