Four manufacturers, four test for the Rally of Finland


The Rally of Finland is one of the most iconic of the WRC and in large part it is because it is a quote different to the rest. Its ridges and sections of high speed are a huge challenge for machines and pilots, so that the four manufacturers present in the World have not lost the opportunity to perform a specific test of the face of the ninth appointment of the contest. In this aspect, Hyundai Motorsport bonded to this test with a test on asphalt, while Citroën Racing’s works of face-to-2018. Toyota has been the team’s most hard-working and M-Sport the latest in getting in on the action.

Hyundai chained his test on asphalt to prepare the Rally of Germany with a second test session in the face of the appointment Finnish, Dani Sordo, Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon had to adapt in just a few days a Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe is a completely different, alternating its configuration of asphalt with the gravel. For its part, Citroën Racing has also completed its test face in the Rally of Finland with Andreas Mikkelsen at the front, although the work of the mark gala is already focused on the season 2018, as has been stated Yves Matton in a couple of occasions.

Toyota Gazoo Racing team is preparing with a special mimo the Rally of Finland. Although a large part of the development of the Toyota Yaris WRC has already conducted in the fast sections scandinavians, the team does not want to neglect any detail. Tommi Mäkinen Racing and the three riders of the mark are playing at home, so that the work is being especially careful. In fact, Jari-Matti Latvala, Juho Hänninen and Esapekka Lappi has had at least two days of testing, something that has not been given in the rest of manufacturers. Lappi has been in charge of starting the second ‘turn’ of evidence.

M-Sport has been the last team to begin the test face in the Rally of Finland, at least if we consider the test developed in the country itself. However, Sébastien Ogier, Ott Tanak and Elfyn Evans have already had a test session in Estonia in sections similar to those found in the Rally of Poland, and also in part to that played in Finland. All in all, Ott Tanak has started this second test on the crests Finnish with the Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17, as you can see in the video that has been shared on Twitter by the user ‘ToivonenV’.