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
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)
Day 3: Power Stage points after tough weekend in Finland