Arctic Rally

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Kimi Räikkönen driving a Citroën C4 WRC at the 2010 event.

Arctic Rally, currently Arctic Lapland Rally and also known as Tunturiralli, is an annual rally competition held on ice- and snow-covered roads in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland. It has been organized continuously since 1966. The rally is currently only part of the Finnish Rally Championship, having previously been a round of the European Rally Championship until 2004 and the FIA Cup for Rally Drivers in 1977 and 1978.[1]

The rally has been won by five World Rally Champions: Marcus Grönholm, Tommi Mäkinen, Hannu Mikkola, Timo Salonen and Ari Vatanen.[2] In recent years, it has attracted competitors from circuit racing. The 2009 entry list included four current or former Formula One drivers; JJ Lehto finished ninth on his tenth Arctic Rally, Kimi Räikkönen 13th on his first-ever rally competition, Mika Häkkinen 19th on his fourth outing in the event while a gearbox failure ended Mika Salo's third Arctic Rally.

Winners[edit]

Year Driver Car
2013 Finland Juha Salo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
2012 Finland Esapekka Lappi Ford Fiesta S2000
2011 Finland Juha Salo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
2010 Spain Dani Sordo Citroën C4 WRC
2009 Finland Juha Salo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
2008 Finland Juha Salo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
2007 Finland Kosti Katajamäki Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
2006 Finland Kosti Katajamäki Ford Focus RS WRC
2005 Finland Juuso Pykälistö Ford Focus RS WRC
2004 Finland Jukka Ketomäki Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII
2003 Finland Janne Tuohino Ford Focus RS WRC
2002 Finland Juuso Pykälistö Toyota Corolla WRC
2001 Finland Pasi Hagström Toyota Corolla WRC
2000 Sweden Thomas Rådström Toyota Corolla WRC
1999 Finland Pasi Hagström Toyota Corolla WRC
1998 Finland Marcus Grönholm Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
1997 Finland Marcus Grönholm Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
1996 Finland Marcus Grönholm Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD
1995 Finland Sebastian Lindholm Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1994 Finland Lasse Lampi Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
1993 Finland Mikael Sundström Mazda 323 4WD
1992 Finland Kari Kivenne Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
1991 Finland Mikael Sundström Mazda 323 4WD
1990 Finland Antero Laine Lancia Delta Integrale
1989 Finland Tommi Mäkinen Lancia Delta Integrale
1988 Finland Timo Heinonen Audi Coupé Quattro
1987 Finland Mikael Sundström Mazda 323 4WD
1986 Finland Antero Laine Audi Quattro
1985 Finland Antero Laine Audi Quattro
1984 Finland Antero Laine Audi Quattro
1983 Finland Lasse Lampi Audi Quattro
1982 Finland Timo Salonen Datsun Violet GT
1981 Finland Ulf Grönholm Fiat 131 Abarth
1980 Finland Henri Toivonen Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
1979 Finland Leo Kinnunen Porsche 911 S
1978 Finland Ari Vatanen Ford Escort RS1800
1977 Finland Ari Vatanen Ford Escort RS1800
1976 Finland Tapio Rainio Saab 96 V4
1975 Finland Simo Lampinen Saab 96 V4
1974 Finland Tapio Rainio Saab 96 V4
1973 Finland Timo Mäkinen Ford Escort RS1600
1972 Finland Leo Kinnunen Porsche 911 S
1971 Finland Antti Aarnio-Wihuri Porsche 911 S
1970 Finland Hannu Mikkola Ford Escort Twin-Cam
1969 Finland Antti Aarnio-Wihuri Porsche 911 S
1968 Finland Hans Laine VW 1600 L
1967 Finland Raimo Kossila VW 1600 L
1966 Finland Kari Sohlberg VW 1600 L

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arctic Rally". RallyBase. Retrieved 2006-11-28. 
  2. ^ "Winners of Arctic Rally". Tenab-Tangram. Retrieved 2006-11-28. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Arctic Rally at Wikimedia Commons