AKK Sports Oy, promoter of Neste Oil Rally Finland and Finnish Rally Championship, will support an up-and-coming rally driver with its new initiative. Success in R2 category of the national championship will be rewarded with an entry to the WRC round in a top car.
Neste Oil Rally Finland has a direct economic impact of nearly 15 million euros on Jyväskylä area. The event organiser invests almost one million euros on local companies and entrepreneurs. The event´s impact on the town´s image is very positive - Jyväskylä is seen as an attractive and international destination for events and tourism.
The international automobile federation FIA has announced that the Finnish round of the Rallycross Championship, RX Finland, taking place in Tykkimäki, Kouvola 7-8 June 2014, will be given World Championship status. Finland will also continue as the host of WRC event: Neste Oil Rally Finland will take place in its usual slot, in the turn of July and August, 30 July - 3 August 2014, with Jyväskylä as the traditional centre of the competition.
Sweden´s Pontus Tidemand became the latest winner of the FIA´s championship for young drivers when he took victory at Rallye de France.
In the latter half of every WRC season, one driver opens the transfer market. Drivers and teams change, and the standout individual gets to open the game. This time the hottest name in the transfer market is without a doubt the fast and ambitious Thierry Neuville.
Hyundai´s last appearance in the WRC didn´t end in a celebratory note. After the first attempt, the Korean manufacturer returned home and began developing a new game plan. This time around things have definitely changed.