The Route of Monte Carlo 2018

The 2018 WRC season opener is Rallye Monte Carlo like traditionally. This year’s route has a similar structure from last year, no super specials, but an opening day of two night stages on Thursday.  Let’s have a look at the similarities and differences to last year’s route and where the action happened last year.

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The mighty Moksi region

Moksi, Leustu, Moksi-Leustu, Sahloinen, Surkee, Parkkola, Vellipohja, Painaa, Horkka…familiar names for a Rally Finland follower. They are all located in an area South-West from Jyväskylä limited roughly by the main roads E63, 607 and 604. I shall call it the Moksi region in this blog post. Throughout the years it has served the rally a number […]

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Future of the WRC Format

In a recent interview the FIA rally director Jarmo Mahonen gives out some opinions on the current format of WRC rallying and its future. Some things that he said have caused a rage on social media and forums. Let’s look closer at what he actually said.

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Ouninpohja pt. 3: The Future

In the two previous posts we have recognized the popularity of Ouninpohja, gotten familiar with the roads and researched the history. But now it’s time to look into the future. I’m afraid that Ouninpohja, as we know it, may not be driven again in Rally Finland at least for a while. 

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Ouninpohja pt. 2: The Evolution

In the previous post we already tried to figure out what makes Ouninpohja so special and found a lot of places with history, incidents and legends. But all the those places haven’t always been the same or even included. Decades worth of Ouninpohja was driven without the Kakaristo junction turn or the yellow house jump […]

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Ouninpohja pt. 1: The Legends

Ouninpohja. A stage of superlatives. The fastest stage. the toughest stage, one of the best stages in the whole WRC season. A persistent favourite of spectators and drivers. What makes it so special? How was its past and where is its future? I’m going to observe this in a trilogy of posts.

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