Rally – WRC: Arctic Rally Finland Rally replaces Sweden

Posted on January 14, 2021 at 12:47 pm

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As expected, the rally canceled due to the Kovid-19 epidemic to replace Sweden and the inability of the organizers to host the goal behind closed doors, the WRC opted for the Arctic Rally Finland and an unprecedented snowfall City of Santa Claus Rovaniemi for the meeting.

In 2021 Finland will host two rounds of the WRC World Championship, with Arctic Rally Finland replacing Rally Sweden in the new season calendar, as expected. It starts at the end of July, in addition to rally Finland like this, on the dirt roads around Jovaskila. Having already played Belgian cards to compensate for Great Britain, the WRC had to deal with another defection, this time from Sweden. The Swedish organizer actually had to give up due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, but there was also an impossibility for the country to maintain the meeting because there was no other solution but to stay in camera. A favorite to replace Sweden on the 2021 calendar, Artic Rally Finland has finally been selected to host this second round of the season, Originally scheduled for February 11–14. On the other hand, the dates will vary, as two weeks later, from 26 to 28 February, that this unprecedented event on the ice, and the place of the Swedish rally, will take place as a format. reduced.

A reduced format like Estonia in 2020

As happened in Estonia last season, Arctic Rally Finland will therefore offer a competition in just two days.With ten specials on the menu and a total of 260 kilometers, in time for competitors in the region of Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland which lies just below the Arctic Circle, and temperatures are likely to drop below -30 ° C this time of year. In. The kickoff for this scheduled round on the land of Santa Claus will be given on Friday 26th During the shakedown, followed by the first special in the evening. “Since it was confirmed in December that the rally would not take on Sweden, we have been working hard with AKK Sports, Rovaniemi City and fans to try to make this event a reality (…) We know this That AKK makes no effort to guarantee the level of organization as a summer rally in Finland (…) A country with such winter conditions and large snow walls of roads is a dream driver, so I think That WRC looks great here! », Assures the director of WRC promoter Jonah Siebel, who would like to thank everyone involved.

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New WRC Calendar for 2021
21 to 24 January: Monte-Carlo
26 to 28 February: Arctic Rally Finland (replaces Sweden)
22 to 25 April: Croatia
20 to 23 May: Portugal
3 to 6 June: Sardinia
24 to 27 June: Kenya
15 to 18 July: Estonia
29 July to 1 August: Finland
End of August (dates not yet known): Belgium (replacing United Kingdom)
9 to 12 September: Chile
14 to 17 October: Spain
11 – 14 November: Japan

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