The 2021 edition of Rally Finland, proof valid by the World Rally, Date change. The competition, which was scheduled for July 29 to August 1, will take place from September 30 to October 3.
AKK Sports, its organizer, made the decision in response to measures introduced in Finland to curb the spread of COVID-19, canceling the mass rallies until the summer. With this delay the test may have an audience.
"Unlike the Arctic Rally Finland, which was held with great success in February, Rally Finland is a test made for the spectators and we need the fans to make it work."Said Kai tarkiainen, general manager of the test.
Simon Larkin, events director for the WRC promoter, added: “The change of dates will give fans the best opportunity to join us in the forests around Jyväskylä. The passion and enthusiasm of the fans in Finland are legendary and that atmosphere has unfortunately been lost during the pandemic, so we will take every opportunity so that they can be safely welcomed again. "
While Yves matton, FIA Rally Director, explained: "It will be an interesting change to be held in early October, certainly with slightly different weather conditions, and hopefully with spectators."