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WRC to say in the home of rallying

The organiser of Neste Rally Finland and the FIA World Rally Championship organiser WRC Promoter GmbH have signed a renewed agreement to keep the event as part of the FIA World Rally Championship.

Finland is seen as the spiritual home of rallying, and Neste Rally Finland has a reputation as one of the most spectacular events in the world with super-fast gravel stages and huge jumps. Given this, it was important for all concerned that it keeps its place on the WRC calendar. The new deal runs for two more years, through 2017-18.

Tatu Lehmuskallio, Managing Director of AKK Sports said: “We are delighted that we were able to sign this new agreement and that we are able to provide these great experiences to both Finnish and international rally fans.”

Neste Rally Finland is already perceived as an example to other promoters around the world, and this agreement will strengthen the great partnership between AKK Sports and the WRC Promoter to develop a better experience for the huge number of fans locally and globally that follow the event.

WRC Promoter managing director Oliver Ciesla emphasised the importance of retaining Neste Rally Finland in the WRC calendar.

“Finland has been a part of the WRC since the championship began in 1973 and the blistering speeds and dramatic rollercoaster roads give the event its deserved reputation as one of the championship’s classic rounds,” said Ciesla.

“But Rally Finland is about much more than just the stages. AKK provides an innovative fan experience and the number of families visiting the service park in Jyväskylä this weekend underlines the tremendous effort that has been put into developing that. We look forward to developing our partnership further.”

Orginally published on 30 of July, 2016 at

9.8.2016Satu Heikkinen

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