Rally Finland

27 – 30 July 2017




Time Zone

UTC +3



25 (314,20km)








2017 Results

6. Thierry & Nicolas /  9. Dani & Marc / Hayden & Seb (Retirement)




Rally Finland

Rally Finland was first held under the name Jyväskylän Suurajot (Jyväskylä Grand Prix) in 1951. Originally the event served as a means of deciding Finland’s entries for Rallye Monte-Carlo, but upon the creation of the WRC in 1973, the rally became included as the Finnish entry for the series. Known more familiarly by its name Rally of 1,000 Lakes, the event has been dominated by home drivers throughout its history, with 54 of the 65 editions of the rally having been won by Finnish drivers. To this day the rally attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators and along with Wales Rally GB, is one of only two rallies to have featured in all but one WRC season.

McKlein Rally Tips

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Fast Facts

  • Rally Finland had the fastest average speed of any event on the WRC calendar in 2016 - 126.60kph.
  • In fact, 9 of the 10 fastest WRC rallies ever have being recorded in Finland.
  • The cumulative stage time in Finland 2016 was just over 2h30, compared to the 4h25 time set at Rally Mexico.


115 Days
1 Hours
54 Minutes
19 Seconds
First car out for shakedown (UTC)


  • Arguably Rally Finland’s greatest asset is its unique atmosphere: fans flock to the spectator areas to set up camp for the entire weekend and celebrate the festival of rallying.
  • Cars spend so much time in the air during Rally Finland, it is understandable why the event has become affectionately known to some as the ‘Rally of 1000 Jumps’.
  • Ouninpohja is one of the most anticipated stages of the weekend with its high speed gravel and rollercoaster style jumps.



Leg One: THU 27 / 28 July
Leg Two: SAT 29 July
Leg Three: SUN 30 July

Getting there

  • Jyväskylä Airport (JYV) – 24km
  • Tampere – Pirkkala Airport (TMP) – 161km
  • Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) – 265km
  • Jyväskylä – 1km
  • Jyväskylä – 1km
Service Park Jyväskylä – Paviljonki, Satamakatu 8, 40100 Jyväskylä (Finland), 62°14’14.4”N 25°45.25.1”E
Distances to Service Park



Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P6)

Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P9)

Hayden Paddon / Sebastian Marshall (Retirement)


Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P4)

Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P5)

Kevin Abbring / Sebastian Marshall (P9)


Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P4)

Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P11)

Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (Retirement)


Juho Hänninen / Tomi Tuominen (P6)

Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P8)

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (Retirement)