Finland´s round of the FIA World Rally Championship, Neste Oil Rally Finland, and the Finnish importer of Mercedes-Benz, Veho Group Oy Ab, have signed an agreement about co-operation for 2015.
Despite Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm (FIN/FIN) being unable to finish the season finale on Corsica, the works drivers are the champions of the drivers´ and co-drivers´ standings.
Following a vote by the members of the World Motor Sport Council, the FIA can confirm the start order and format of rallies from 2015.
After competing at the highest level in world rallying for the last thirteen years, Mikko Hirvonen has decided to end his World Rally Championship career. The Finnish driver will contest his final race at the closing round of the 2014 season, Wales Rally GB.
Arctic Lapland Rally´s 50th Jubilee Event will run in 22.-24.1.2015 from its Rovaniemi base. A Jubilee Exhibition will be held in honour of the occasion and there will also be a book to celebrate the rally´s history. The celebration will be taken to the people on the eve of the rally in an all-family event, taking place in the heart of the city. In the summer, the Exhibition will be taken to Jyväskylä, where it can be seen by visitors to Neste Oil Rally Finland.
Finnish party in Alsace - Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila won the Rally France and made history in the process. The Volkswagen duo is the first Finnish pairing for just short of 15 years to win an all-asphalt round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).