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    [WRC] Arctic Rally 2021

    The plans are for the Rovaniemi round to be driven as a three-day event: the action starts on Friday 26 February with a shakedown in the morning, and the first special stages of the rally proper will be driven on Friday evening. The competition continues on Saturday 27 February with three stages that will all be driven twice in and around the Rovaniemi area.

    The Arctic Rally Finland Powered by CapitalBox ends on Sunday 28 February with the rally-closing Power Stage taking place in the afternoon. To sum up, the Rovaniemi WRC round driven at the end of February will feature ten special stages and the total distance of approximately 260 special stage kilometres.
    The average stage length is 26 km, a bit different to today's rallies. The itinerary uses the short format familiar from Turkey and Estonia 2020.

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    Fantastic to see a winter rally added. I would imagine the chances of having spectators at this event are ZERO tho.

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    Big question now - are the spectators allowed to the stages or not? It`s tottaly up to organiser as I understand.
    Arctic runs without spectators but WRC event might have different approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linni View Post
    Big question now - are the spectators allowed to the stages or not? It`s tottaly up to organiser as I understand.
    Arctic runs without spectators but WRC event might have different approach.
    It's up to the organizer but they make decisions based on what the state allows. If public gatherings of certain number of people are not allowed, then no spectators.

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    Fingers crossed - got a hotel booking in Rovaniemi for quite a while now.

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    Can you go to Finland from Sweden having got a negative Covid-test within 24h?
    "Reis vas pät pat kaar vas kut"
    Tommi Mäkinen, back in the years...

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    https://www.iltalehti.fi/ralli/a/a7d...f-312b6e141aec

    in here they say that they cannot allow spectators...

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    Ahh, what a shame.

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    Strange that in announcement they told "if" and for newspaper it's "no spectators".

    Extra special attention will be paid to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) responsibility practices, and the organisers will strictly adhere to all the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the state, the local authorities as well as the FIA. If organising public events is not allowed, the Arctic Rally Finland organiser will not sell tickets to the event or set up any spectator areas by Riku Bitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom K View Post
    Strange that in announcement they told "if" and for newspaper it's "no spectators".

    Extra special attention will be paid to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) responsibility practices, and the organisers will strictly adhere to all the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the state, the local authorities as well as the FIA. If organising public events is not allowed, the Arctic Rally Finland organiser will not sell tickets to the event or set up any spectator areas by Riku Bitter.
    And it's the same Riku Bitter telling Iltalehti that "we cannot sell tickets" and the editor has written that COVID prevents people from spectating the event.

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