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Rally Finland: Peter Horsey Thursday report

Horsey honoured to open Rally Finland Young Kenyan rallying talent Peter Horsey was left honoured and emotional when he and co-driver Calvin Cooledge opened proceedings for the sixtieth anniversary of the world famous Neste Oil Rally Finland, ...

Horsey honoured to open Rally Finland

Young Kenyan rallying talent Peter Horsey was left honoured and emotional when he and co-driver Calvin Cooledge opened proceedings for the sixtieth anniversary of the world famous Neste Oil Rally Finland, ending the opening day with no dramas and pleased to have had the opportunity to run first on the road on such a prestigious event.

After a good recce during the preceding days and a strong and positive shakedown stage earlier on Thursday, Horsey and Cooledge, at the wheel of their Pirelli Star Drive Mitsubishi Evo X, were well placed to take advantage of the reverse seeding for priority drivers through the opening stage on Thursday night. In front of a capacity crowd the pair entertained as they tackled the opening test, and for a couple of minutes topped the overall time sheets and officially led their first ever World Rally!

When I won the Pirelli Star Drive nomination last year Finland was the one rally I was most looking forward to. And so to run as first car on the road tonight was amazing and a little emotional! Our preparations have gone well for this event, the recce went well and the shakedown stage has given us a good feel for the car!

The second day of action begins early on Friday morning and will see the crews tackle ten stages around the host town of Jyvaskyla, totalling almost 150 competitive kilometres of high speed rallying action. And with the weather being unseasonably warm, Mombasa born Peter is in his element!

-source: peterhorsey.com

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