The route remains centred on JyvÃ¤skylÃ¤ but 46 percent of the roads are new from last year. Eight stages are new, three comprising roads never used in the rally, and only five of the 23 tests are the same as 2006. The action begins on Thursday...
The route remains centred on Jyväskylä but 46 percent of the roads are new from last year. Eight stages are new, three comprising roads never used in the rally, and only five of the 23 tests are the same as 2006. The action begins on Thursday evening with a super special stage at Killeri trotting track. It continues on Friday with nine tests west of Jyväskylä before a second pass through Killeri. The second leg contains more than half the event's distance and is regarded as the classic day of the season. Based on wide, flowing roads near Jämsä, which also hosts a mid-afternoon remote service, it includes some of the sport's great stages. The highlight is two runs over the awesome Ouninpohja, a roller-coaster stretch of road full of blind crests and jumps and viewed as rallying's ultimate test of skill. This year it has been restored to its full 33km length. Sunday's short final leg covers three tests north and east of Jyväskylä. Drivers face 360.34km of competition in a route of 1375.15km.
<pre> RALLY FINLAND ROUND 9 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2 - 5 August 2007
Thursday 2 August: Leg 1 Jyväskylä - Jyväskylä Start Paviljonki 19.20 SS1 SSS Killeri 1 2.06km 20.00 Finish Paviljonki 20.30
Friday 3 August: Leg 1 (continued) Jyväskylä - Jyväskylä Serv A Paviljonki (10 mins) 07.00 SS2 Vellipohja 1 17.20km 07.54 SS3 Mökkiperä 1 13.72km 08.50 SS4 Palsankylä 1 13.31km 09.29 Serv B Paviljonki (30 mins) 10.51 SS5 Vellipohja 2 17.20km 12.06 SS6 Mökkiperä 2 13.72km 13.02 SS7 Palsankylä 2 13.31km 13.41 Serv C Paviljonki (30 mins) 15.03 SS8 Urria 9.96km 16.21 SS9 Lautaperä 8.70km 16.51 SS10 Jukojärvi 22.25km 17.29 SS11 SSS Killeri 2 2.06km 20.00 Serv D Paviljonki (45 mins) 20.30 Finish Paviljonki 21.15 Total 133.49km
Saturday 4 August: Leg 2 Jyväskylä - Jyväskylä Serv E Paviljonki (10 mins) 06.00 SS12 Kaipolanvuori 13.46km 07.17 SS13 Juupajoki 22.14km 08.30 SS14 Ouninpohja 1 33.01km 09.14 Serv F Paviljonki (30 mins) 11.02 SS15 Leustu 21.27km 12.15 SS16 Ouninpohja 1 33.01km 13.24 RSZ Jämsä (15 mins) 14.20 SS17 Ehikki 1 14.88km 15.10 SS18 Himos 18.56km 16.23 SS19 Ehikki 2 14.88km 17.19 SS20 Surkee 14.89km 17.54 Serv G Paviljonki (45 mins) 18.40 Finish Paviljonki 19.25 Total 186.10km
Sunday 5 August: Leg 3 Jyväskylä - Jyväskylä Serv H Paviljonki (10 mins) 09.20 SS21 Valkola 10.38km 10.15 SS22 Lankamaa 22.83km 11.07 SS23 Ruuhimäki 7.54km 12.22 Finish Paviljonki 13.10 Total 40.75km
Rally Total 360.34km </pre> -credit: frs