Rally Poland

29 – 02 July 2017




Time Zone

UTC +2



23 (326,64km)








2017 Results

1. Thierry & Nicolas / 2. Hayden & Seb / 4. Dani & Marc




Rally Poland

Rally Poland, or Rajd Polski as its known locally, was first run in 1921, making it one of the oldest events on the FIA WRC calendar, second only to Rallye Monte-Carlo. It featured in the first WRC season in 1973, when out of 68 entrants, only three classified finishers managed to complete a gruelling 3.900km long course. It would be 36 years until it made another appearance on the WRC schedule in 2009 as a tarmac event. Upon its reintroduction to the WRC programme in 2014, the rally reverted back to its original gravel format.

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Fast Facts

  • With a total of 306,10 competitive kilometres, Rally Poland was the shortest rally by stage distance on the 2016 calendar.
  • The WRC will visit Rally Poland for fourth successive year in 2017, and the seventh time overall.
  • We claimed our second ever podium finish in the 2014 edition of the event, when Thierry and Nicolas fourth their way to third place.


164 Days
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First car out for shakedown (UTC)


  • The Super Special Stage in Mikołajki Arena is packed with excitement and drivers race around a specially built circuit.
  • Stages like Goldap are reminiscent of Rally Finland with the combination of jumps and high-speed tests making it one of the exhilarating challenges of the season.
  • The Service Park is located next to the world famous Hotele Golebiewski, one of the biggest hotels in Europe.



Leg One: THU 29 / FRI 30 June
Leg Two: SAT 01 July
Leg Three: SUN 02 July

Getting there

  • Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) – 236km
Service Park Mikołajki, Mrągowska 34, 11-730, Mikołajki (Poland), 53°48’17.74”S 21°33.30,512”E
Distances to Service Park



Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P1)

Hayden Paddon / Seb Marshall (P2)

Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P4)


Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P3)

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P4)

Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (Retirement)


Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P4)

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P6)

Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P10)


Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P3)

Juho Hänninen / Tomi Tuominen (P6)

Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P8)