Organisers have continued their recent policy of ringing the changes and more than 30 per cent of this year's route has changed, including three all-new special stages. However, the traditional central Finland base of Jyvaskyla remains, along...
Organisers have continued their recent policy of ringing the changes and more than 30 per cent of this year's route has changed, including three all-new special stages. However, the traditional central Finland base of Jyvaskyla remains, along with the central service park at the town's Paviljonki exhibition area. After the traditional Thursday evening super special stage at the town's Killeri trotting track, Friday's action is based north-west of the city, ending with a second pass at Killeri. Saturday's leg contains almost half the rally's competitive distance and takes drivers south-west for two loops near the town of Jamsa, before a late afternoon cluster of tests near Mantta. Missing from the middle leg is the awesome Ouninpohja, a roller-coaster section of road full of sweeping bends and jumps and regarded as one of the sport's ultimate tests of skill and bravery. The short final leg covers four tests east of Jyvaskyla. Drivers face 345.15km of competition in a 1449.61km route. <pre> RALLY FINLAND ROUND 9 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 30 July - 2 August 2009
Thursday 30 July: Day 1 Jyvaskyla - Jyvaskyla Start Jyvaskyla 18.15 SS1 SSS Killeri 1 2.06km 19.00 Finish Jyvaskyla 19.30
Friday 31 July: Day 1 (continued) Jyvaskyla - Jyvaskyla Serv A Jyvaskyla Paviljonki (15 mins) 06.00 SS2 Jukojarvi 1 22.29km 07.38 SS3 Kruununpera 1 13.51km 08.11 SS4 Mokkipera 1 13.64km 08.59 SS5 Palsankyla 1 13.92km 09.46 Serv B Jyvaskyla Paviljonki (30 mins) 11.09 SS6 Jukojarvi 2 22.29km 13.02 SS7 Kruununpera 2 13.51km 13.35 SS8 Mokkipera 2 13.64km 14.23 SS9 Palsankyla 2 13.92km 15.10 Serv C Jyvaskyla Paviljonki (45 mins) 16.20 SS10 SSS Killeri 2 2.06km 20.00 Finish Jyvaskyla 20.30 Total 130.84km
Saturday 1 August: Day 2 Jyvaskyla - Jyvaskyla Serv D Jyvaskyla Paviljonki (15 mins) 06.15 SS11 Leustu 1 21.35km 07.13 SS12 Himos 1 20.94km 08.02 SS13 Surkee 1 14.95km 09.25 Serv E Jyvaskyla Paviljonki (30 mins) 10.24 SS14 Leustu 2 21.35km 11.37 SS15 Himos 2 20.94km 12.26 SS16 Surkee 2 14.95km 13.49 Serv F Jyvaskyla Paviljonki (30 mins) 14.48 SS17 Urria 12.75km 16.11 SS18 Kavala 10.35km 17.19 SS19 Vaarinmaja 29.29km 17.52 Serv G Jyvaskyla Paviljonki (45 mins) 19.57 Finish Jyvaskyla 20.42 Total 166.87km
Sunday 2 August: Day 3 Jyvaskyla - Jyvaskyla Serv H Jyvaskyla Paviljonki (15 mins) 06.50 SS20 Hannula 10.82km 08.17 SS21 Myhinpaa 1 15.06km 08.58 SS22 Myhinpaa 2 15.06km 10.51 SS23 Ruuhimaki 6.50km 12.18 Serv I Jyvaskyla Paviljonki (10 mins) 13.16 Finish Jyvaskyla 13.26 Total 47.44km
Rally total 345.15km