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Arctic Rally Finland: WRC2 leader Mikkelsen faces tough competition in his SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo

After the cancellation of Rally Sweden, Arctic Rally Finland jumped in. On national level, the pure winter event, based in Rovaniemi close to the Arctic Circle, is a drivers’ favourite since years. In the group of Rally2 vehicles alone, a record number of 39 entries speaks for itself, making up well over half of the entire field. The venue again promises perfect winter conditions. The icy forest roads are lined with solid snow walls. Not unlike a bobsleigh, the drivers lean their cars against these banks to achieve even higher cornering speeds.

Andreas Mikkelsen leads the WRC2 championship standings after driving the Toksport WRT ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo to the category win at Rallye Monte-Carlo. Toksport WRT team boss Serkan Duru adds: The season opener in Monte Carlo was very positive for us. We are leading the drivers’ and team standings in the WRC2 category. Andreas is simply a world-class driver who, thanks to his experience and professionalism, brings our team really forward. Replacing Toksport WRT’s regular crew of Marco Bulacia/Marcelo Der Ohannesian (BOL/ARG), the team’s second ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo this time will be shared by Norwegians Eyvind Brynildsen and co-driver Veronica Engan.

...Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland and is located in northern Finland close to the Arctic Circle?

2021 FIA World Rally Championship

Arctic Rally Finland 26 – 28 February Rally Croatia 22 – 25 April Rally Portugal 20 – 23 May Rally Italia Sardegna 3 – 6 June Safari Rally Kenya 24 – 27 June Rally Estonia 15 – 18 July Rally Finland 29 July – 1 August Renties Ypres Rally Belgium 13 – 15 August COPEC Rally Chile 9 – 12 September RallyRACC Rally de España 14 – 17 October Rally Japan 11 –14 November

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Feb 25, 2021 at 18:51

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