Arctic Rally Finland route revealed with video

Arctic Rally Finland route revealed with video

03.02.2021: Night stages, a Lapland countryside blanketed by ‘white gold’ and temperatures plunging to a bone-chilling -20°C are just some of the highlights of the Arctic Rally Finland Powered by CapitalBox itinerary which was released on Tuesday. Video: Arctic Rall


Night stages, a Lapland countryside blanketed by ‘white gold’ and temperatures plunging to a bone-chilling -20°C are just some of the highlights of the Arctic Rally Finland Powered by CapitalBox itinerary which was released on Tuesday.


Video: Arctic Rally Finland

 

The second round of the FIA World Rally Championship (26 - 28 February) is Finland’s first winter WRC fixture. It will be based in Rovaniemi, on the fringe of the Arctic Circle, and features 10 stages covering 251.08km.



“Arctic Rally Finland Powered by CapitalBox is winter motorsport at its very best and we can’t wait to deliver a fantastic, challenging and compact addition to the FIA World Rally Championship calendar under rigorous Covid-19 protocols,” said deputy clerk of the course Kari Nuutinen.



“The ambient temperatures should be between -6°C and -14°C during the week of the rally although they could dip as low as -20°C. And there will be plenty of snow – or what Lapland people call ‘white gold’ – on the ground, so perfect conditions for a winter rally.”



The event will include sections of stages that featured on the Finnish championship-opening Arctic Lapland Rally last month, with other parts driven in the reverse direction.




After Friday morning’s shakedown, the rally starts early afternoon ahead of a double blast through the 31.05km Sarriojärvi speed test north-east of the city.



“Sarriojärvi passes through probably the most beautiful terrain in the Arctic Circle,” said Nuutinen. “The stage includes flowing sections and will be a firm favourite among the drivers with the second pass run in the dark.



“It’s the longest stage of the rally and crews will need to be ready for some extremely narrow sections and many corners over crests. The snowbanks were one-metre high during the recent route planning.”



Saturday’s second leg features a compact route around Vanttauskoski. Mustalampi (24.43km), Kaihuavaara (19.91km) and Siikakämä (27.68km) will be driven twice, with the second run through the latter stage in darkness.
Stunning scenery awaits in the northern Finland forests



Mustalampi runs over the top of a frozen swamp before ending with a spectacular charge through a driver training area. Kaihuavaara is very fast with tricky narrow sections and Siikakämä is typical of the forest roads in the region.



Sunday’s finale comprises two runs of the Aittajärvi (22.47km) test south of Rovaniemi, the second visit counting as the Wolf Power Stage with bonus points up for grabs in all categories.



“This is a legendary Lapland stage with a section running through the farmhouses at Niemelä. It’s hard to compare it to anything else and needs to be seen to be believed,” explained Nuutinen.



Conditions are so extreme that each car must carry a winter survival kit including two shovels and warm clothing to protect the crew if they stop in a stage.




-WRC also photo

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03.02.2021 / MaP

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