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    Quote Originally Posted by Supercotts View Post
    Hi,

    I am attending my first Finnish Rally later this month. I have accomodation in Jyväskylä and have hired a car to get around.

    Would those who have attended before please advise on the best stages to attend, how easy it is got get from stage to stage by car and just general advice that is not covered on the official website.

    Any help would really be appreciated
    Some basic things:
    -Buy official rally-magazine (Tuulilasi), it has good overall map and separate stage maps. Driving directions and spectator tips in ENGLISH.
    -Prepare to pay for parking or prepare to walk from long distance.
    -Listen rally radio (99,3mhz), it tells all important stuff also in English (traffic, possible schedule changes and results)
    -Be ready to change your plans during rally, traffic jams are very difficult to know. Some years from Jyväskylä to Jämsä takes 45min and sometimes 2h30min...

    There are no bad stages in Rally Finland, every stages has some good viewing points. You have to choose based on what kind of action you like: Jumps, crossings, high speed action etc.
    Maybe some non Finnish people are better to tell some tips because us finns live here everyday.
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    Watched the rest of the recce videos for chicanes. Some of them are innovative, like going around a triangle-shaped junction. The rest are just junctions to the side that will have a hay bale for an artificial twist on a straight road.

    Jukojärvi
    https://youtu.be/W8rtWSU5OKo?t=6m15s
    https://youtu.be/W8rtWSU5OKo?t=10m53s
    https://youtu.be/W8rtWSU5OKo?t=16m56s

    Halinen:
    https://youtu.be/G3mstyTpEdQ?t=3m33s a good triangle example
    https://youtu.be/G3mstyTpEdQ?t=5m41s

    Laukaa:
    https://youtu.be/kU-wR5YJI28?t=1m42s
    https://youtu.be/kU-wR5YJI28?t=4m49s
    https://youtu.be/kU-wR5YJI28?t=11m44s

    Lankamaa:
    https://youtu.be/W-Xgojt_bBM?t=7m12s
    https://youtu.be/W-Xgojt_bBM?t=9m7s

    Äänekoski-Valtra:
    https://youtu.be/t28rP0RE1lI?t=4m45s

    Oittila:
    https://youtu.be/l_VANqi9tSs?t=6m15s
    https://youtu.be/l_VANqi9tSs?t=7m26s

    Nothing for Saalahti or Lempää.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallyper View Post
    Mirek, are you doing NRF this year? Nice to meet up.
    No, I'm not even though I'm sure it's going to be a superb event. Frankly I don't like flying and that's why I mostly go to the events which are easier to reach by car.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    No, I'm not even though I'm sure it's going to be a superb event. Frankly I don't like flying and that's why I mostly go to the events which are easier to reach by car.
    So, you´ve never been to Finland then. Bcs, it´s not only about flying (yes it´s the sign of the rally - but almost all has flying high as their sign). Finland has it all. And no problem reaching stages by car. I´d say the opposite. Easy.
    Having said that as a Swede, but I´m sure my finnish friends agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    No, I'm not even though I'm sure it's going to be a superb event. Frankly I don't like flying and that's why I mostly go to the events which are easier to reach by car.
    It's only a couple of days by train and ferry through Germany, Denmark and Sweden from Prague, I've done it myself.

    Or then you can drive through Via Baltica, not sure if that's faster though.

    Take that as an adventure, a journey.

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    I was in Finland in 2011 and it was great but I really don't like sitting in a plane and by car it's very far to drive up to Finland. Maybe one day as a road trip through Baltics.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallyper View Post
    Sure, why not take a break when seasons best rally comes up.
    Maybe they are not counting Finland as seasons best rally I dont know why, but as far as I know, they were planning to miss Finland since beginning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    Maybe they are not counting Finland as seasons best rally I dont know why, but as far as I know, they were planning to miss Finland since beginning.
    Maybe they simply think it's too hard for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by samWRC View Post
    Maybe they simply think it's too hard for them
    After winning it every time they tried?
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    After winning it every time they tried?
    But doesn't it sound weird that they skip Finland but they attend almost all other events this season. Okay probably they won't go to Australia but there is a good reason for that.

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