Round 8 Rally Finland 26 – 29 July 2018
Round 8 Rally Finland 26 – 29 July 2018
Round 8 Rally Finland 26 – 29 July 2018

Service Park

Finnland, Jyväskylä (UTC +3)

Stages

23 (317,26km)

Surface

Gravel

Results

 
2018
4. Hayden & Seb
9. Thierry & Nicolas
10. Andreas & Anders

Rally Finland

Finland has become synonymous with fast jumps and flat-out sections. Recent changes have lowered average speeds but the challenges remain as fierce as ever. Launched in 1951 as a selection event to identify Finnish participants into Rallye Monte-Carlo, Finland took on the name Rally of 1,000 Lakes, and joined the WRC calendar in 1973. It is a tough rally for drivers, but arguably even more so for the co-driver. Hard wide roads are mixed with narrower more technical sections with blind crests putting accuracy of pace notes top of the priority list.

Stage times are usually very close, so even the smallest error can lose valuable seconds that are difficult to make up.

Rally Finland Website

Essentials

  • Strike a chord

    Finland has a lot of very unique championships, including air guitar, mosquito hunting and swamp football.
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    Lakes, and more lakes

    Despite being known as the land of a thousand lakes, there are actually close to 188,000 lakes in the Finnish territory.
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    Everyone’s a winner

    Finland is one of only two countries in the world to have won a medal at every Olympic Games since 1908.
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    Speed demons

    The 2016 edition of Rally Finland was the fastest in history with an average speed of 126.62kph.

Impressions

Results

Hayden Paddon / Sebastian Marshall (P4) • Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P9) • Andreas Mikkelsen / Anders Jæger (P10)

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)

Review

Latest Release

29 July 2018
Championship lead preserved in Finland

Day 3: Fine fourth for Hayden and Seb

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

Calendar 2018