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    [WRC] Neste Rally Finland 1st-4th August 2019

    The route will be announced 20th February. https://twitter.com/RallyFinland/sta...16671016443905

    I'm assuming the route to be largely similar to last year but hopefully some single stages replaced/altered.

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    Any hope that Ouninpouhja 's Yellow House jump will be included?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tauri_J View Post
    Any hope that Ouninpouhja 's Yellow House jump will be included?
    Very little.

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    So this is ruffly one month earlier than last year, isn´t it? Announcement of route I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallyper View Post
    So this is ruffly one month earlier than last year, isn´t it? Announcement of route I mean.
    Last year it was 6th of March so roughly 2 weeks earlier now. Also gives a hint of the route being similar to last year, less job to be done, confirmed earlier.

    The whole rally is instead moved ahead by one week.

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    I don't really think that gives a hint. It just depends on when they get all permissions sorted, and that can go fast or slow, with both new and old stages. I hope for some change. Laukaa and Aanekoski aren't my favourite stages, would be nice to see Lankamaa in stead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeke_B View Post
    I don't really think that gives a hint. It just depends on when they get all permissions sorted, and that can go fast or slow, with both new and old stages. I hope for some change.
    Could be or could not be. One thing I know that last year they had really much work to do with the big number of new stages, and this year the route was sent to FIA for approval already at christmas time.

    If you look back on the routes of Rally Finland, 2014 and 2015 had basically the same stages. 2016 switched Friday and Saturday stage locations and added 5 new stages, and then 2017 used the same roads. And now 2018 introduced a lot of new, and maybe the 70th anniversary rally of 2020 adds again something new, so that's why I'm expecting the route to be quite much the same.

    Laukaa and Aanekoski aren't my favourite stages, would be nice to see Lankamaa in stead.
    Agreed. Last year the cities/municipalities of Laukaa and Äänekoski were financial partners of the rally, thus having their own title stages was important, but I don't know if that deal will be continued.

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    Thursday 1.8.
    09.00 Shakedown Vesala (4,26 km)
    19.00 SS1 Harju 1 (2,31 km)

    Friday 2.8.
    08.18 SS2 Oittila (19,34 km)
    09.21 SS3 Moksi 1 (20,04 km)
    10.24 SS4 Urria 1 (12,28 km)
    11.16 SS5 Ässämäki 1 (12,33 km)
    12.39 SS6 Äänekoski 1 (7,76 km)
    13.56 Service Paviljonki, 40 min
    15.24 SS7 Moksi 2 (20,04 km)
    16.27 SS8 Urria 2 (12,28 km)
    17.19 SS9 Ässämäki 2 (12,33 km)
    18.42 SS10 Äänekoski 2 (7,76 km)
    20.00 SS11 Harju 2 (2,31 km)
    20.30 Service Paviljonki, 45 min

    Saturday 3.8.
    06.25 Service Paviljonki, 15 min
    08.05 SS12 Pihlajakoski 1 (14,37 km)
    09.10 SS13 Päijälä 1 (22,68 km)
    10.08 SS14 Kakaristo 1 (18,80 km)
    11.34 SS15 Leustu 1 (10,50 km)
    13.00 Service Paviljonki, 40 min
    15.08 SS16 Pihlajakoski 2 (14,37 km)
    16.10 SS17 Päijälä 2 (22,68 km)
    17.08 SS18 Kakaristo 2 (18,80 km)
    18.34 SS19 Leustu 2 (10,50 km)

    Sunday 4.8.
    07.30 Service Paviljonki, 15 min
    08.38 SS20 Laukaa 1 (11,75 km)
    09.38 SS21 Ruuhimäki 1 (11,12 km)
    11.01 SS22 Laukaa 2 (11,75 km)
    13.18 SS23 Ruuhimäki 2 (11,12 km)
    14.21 Service Paviljonki, 10 min
    16.00 Maali Paviljonki

    Total length 307,22 km

    Most of the route is same as before. The changes are:

    - Oittila now already the first stage of Friday
    - Ending of Äänekoski has a reconstructed junction and turns East instead of West
    - Pihlajakoski has 10 km of new roads and omits the old fast section altogether
    - Kakaristo starts from a new road and is shorter
    - Päijälä like 2017
    - Leustu from 2014 replaces Tuohikotanen

    https://itgetsfasternow.com/2019/02/...oute-revealed/
    Last edited by AnttiL; 20th February 2019 at 06:37.

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    Another thought: Meeke had to skip the 2018 rally altogether and now most of the route is the same. Everyone else will have pacenotes and a race speed run for the stages.

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    I'm trying to get to Finland this year and just wondering; is it possible to do multiple stages per loop on Friday and Saturday?
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