Lately the weather has been far from normal winter in Mikkeli region. There has been hardly any snow and the gravel roads have been extremely damp.
But now the weather forecast shows some strong signs of wintry conditions and the organiser has made the decision to run the second round of the Finnish Rally Championship as planned, on the second weekend of February.
The entries will close on Monday, 27 January at 21 (Finnish time).
The second round Finnish Rally Championship, Vaakuna-Rally, takes place on 7 and 8 of February 2020. The route consists of nine specials stages, one on Friday and eight on Saturday, and there will be approx. 111 SS kilometres during two days of rallying. The total length of the route is a bit over 300 kilometres.
FRC Vaakuna-Rally starts in Friday evening with a Super Special Stage at the St. Michel trotting-track, where two cars will compete head-to-head. On Saturday the rally caravan will head to the idyllic wintery forests where they have to conquer the fast, challenging Finnish rally roads.
The start and podium ceremonies take place at the Mikkeli Market Square.
19:30 SS 1 Ravirata 1,50 km
10:00 Start of the Rally, Mikkeli Market Square
11:03 SS 2 Saksa 11,66 km
11:28 SS 3 Ylätjoki 14,99 km
11:58 Service 30 min
13:12 SS 4 Hännilä 14,66 km
13:38 SS 5 Tuomioja 12,17 km
14:33 Service 30 min
15:49 SS 6 Löytö 14,99 km
16:16 SS 7 Hangastenmaa 14,99 km
16:39 Service 30 min
17:44 SS Vatila 14,99 km
18:10 SS 9 Kuppilavuori 11,76 km
18:50 Finish of the Rally, Mikkeli Market Square
The Finnish Junior Rally Championship has long traditions and it has been driven since 1969. There are many familiar names on the list of those who have won the championship, including Markku Alén, Marcus Grönholm and Juha Salo.
The FJRC, which will be competing for the sixth time in its current concept for the upcoming season, offers the opportunity to compete for the championship with any competitor holding an AKK Junior Class Competitor License. At the end of five rallies, the Finnish Junior Rally Champion will be awarded.
The title is competed in five rallies, two in the winter and three in the summer. All competitions are so-called dark rallies, and at the end of the season each driver will be counted in the result of the top four races. The season 2020 starts from Mikkeli.
The series will compete in five different categories, with one Finnish Junior Rallu Champion being awarded. Thus, the title is able to compete with as wide a range of racing equipment as possible without giving a fleet offset to its rivals.
More info from the FJRC website.