Arctic Rally Finland 2021

1 Mikkelsen A.
Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
2 Fourmaux A.
Ford Fiesta R5 MkII
3 Brynildsen E.
Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
4 Linnamäe G.
Volkswagen Polo Gti R5
5 Lappi E.
Volkswagen Polo Gti R5
6 Johnston S.
Citroën C3 Rally2
7 Prokop M.
Ford Fiesta R5 MkII
8 Veiby O.
Hyundai i20 R5
9 Huttunen J.
Hyundai i20 R5
10 Gryazin N.
Volkswagen Polo Gti R5
flash info (21 - Fourmaux Adrien / Jamoul Renaud): It's nice to drive, but I was really surprised at how high the grip was. We will try.
flash info (20 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Fløene Ola): That was the worst start ever - on the second corner, I forgot I was in a WRC2 car and I tried to press the paddleshift instead of the gear lever!
flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): I love the snow and we have perfect conditions. I am happy to be here!
retired (12 - Tuohino Janne / Hämäläinen Reeta): accident in shakedown
flash info (7 - Loubet Pierre-Louis / Landais Vincent): The grip is much higher than I expected. I was thinking it will be more slippery, but I will know for the next time!
flash info (2 - Solberg Oliver / Marshall Sebastian): It was very fast! I just had to get a feel for it again. The grip here was so high - it's great fun to drive a car like this and it's good experience. Let's see how it goes.
flash info (42 - Breen Craig / Nagle Paul): It's absolutely incredible conditions in there. You can just go like the clappers and carry so much speed. Conditions like this blow your mind - they are really something special.
flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): I felt pretty okay but it looks like we have a challenging rally ahead. I could find one or two seconds if I was completely on the limit but it's not going to be easy.
flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It would be nice to fight with the Toyotas but let's see what we can do.
flash info (44 - Greensmith Gus / Edmondson Elliott): I was surprised how much grip we have and I wasn't really using much of it! We've got some clear ways we can improve which is good, but it's mega!
flash info (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Barritt Daniel): It's so fun - very nice stages. This afternoon will be more narrow and tricky but the feeling is good. It's going to be a fun weekend.
flash info (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): It's going to be difficult for sure. I was just trying to have a nice feeling in the car and I made a few mistakes here and there. Let's try to be quick this weekend.
flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): I have no idea what we can achieve. The car felt quite okay for the first run but we can improve a little bit and try to have a good weekend in the snow. I am looking forward - I had a good preparation.
flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): It's very, let's say, wide in places and it will probably be quite different to the rally actually.
flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It's really nice - it's actually much higher grip than I expected. I didn't drive so well, but shakedown is there for us to get a better feeling.
flash info Starting order: Ogier, Evans, Neuville, Rovanperä, Katsuta, Greensmith, Tänak, Suninen, Breen, Solberg, Loubet, Tuohino, Bertelli, Mikkelsen, Fourmaux, Johnston, Huttunen, Lappi, Veiby, Gryazin, Brynildsen, Linnamäe, Prokop
flash info Conditions are foggy for most of the stage with some light snow towards the finish. Current temperature is -2°C.