Rally Finland happens in the very pretty town Jyvaskyla. It is the most iconic rally in the world rally circuit. My friends Jodie and Allan are rally fans and were there for the event.
Finland has produced some of the world’s best rally drivers, Marcus Gronholm, Juha Kankkunen, Tommi Makinen, Hannu Mikkola, Timo Salonen, Ari Vatanen and Simo Lampinen.
Here is Jodie with Finnish rally legend Simo Lampinen.
…and Marcus Gronholm.
The rally is run in the forest just outside Jyvaskyla.
There is lots of behind the scenes work done.
There is an Australian connection with Scott Pedder. Jodie and Alan were thrilled to meet him.
Jari-Matti Latvala won his third Rally Finland Championship this year.
The Australian round of the World Rally Championship will be run at Coffs Harbour from 10 – 13 September. I’m sure Jodie and Alan will be there.