On Tuesday 31 March the most important piece of rally news this year so far was heard as the contract between Teemu Suninen, a 21-year-old future rally star, and Toyota Motorsport, the Toyota works WRC team, was confirmed.
Vetomies and Nelivetomies, the popular support events of Neste Oil Rally Finland, will be run again this summer. Now the technical regulations will be loosened to enable more rally amateurs to take to the start line.
The Finnish round of the World Rally Championship, Neste Oil Rally Finland, gets its own music festival to accompany it. A three-day Rally Zone event supplements the traditional rally that starts from Jyväskylä. Rally Zone will be held 30.7.-1.8., and the festival area is close to the Service Park at the Jyväskylä harbour.
The Finnish round of the World Rally Championship is now immortalised on a stamp. The motorsport classic, which will be run for the 65th time this year, is represented by a photo from the Ouninpohja special stage.
The route of Neste Oil Rally Finland 2015, the Finnish round of the FIA World Rally Championship, is ready. It will be tackled in late July and early August and it is very much based on last year's route, which has been praised as the 'best ever'. Some extra momentum has been added to Friday - there is no service whatsoever during the day. Need to arrange mechanic's training for the drivers - maybe put a trailer behind the rally car? Not quite. Keeping calm is the key when you drive almost 160 km of special stages without being able to do more than only a few tyre changes.
The first official document to reveal all the secrets of Neste Oil Rally Finland 2015 to competitors, media representatives and the general public has been published on our website.