69. Neste Rally Finland 2019

WRC #9WRC2 #9WRC2 Pro #9JWRC #4
1. 8. – 4. 8. 2019, Jyväskylä • gravel 307.58 km • total distance including road sections - 1373.67 km • Other years
#4
Citroën C3 WRC icon
FB-052-PF
Citroën Total WRT
RC1
Final results
2. overall
2. overall
2. class RC1
2. WRC
Stage results
1. leg Time Pos. km/h
s/km
Overall Pos. after
SS1 Harju 1 (2.31 km) 1:50.4 9.
9. class RC1

9. WRC
75.3 km/h
1.34 s/km
1:50.4 9.
9. class RC1

9. WRC
"I hope that if we enjoy the driving then we can be in the fight."
SS2 Oittila (19.34 km) 9:36.7 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
120.7 km/h
0.01 s/km
11:27.1 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"It's cleaning, so the other times are good as well. I felt I could push more, so it's a good beginning."
SS3 Moksi 1 (20.04 km) 9:59.5 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
120.3 km/h
0.16 s/km
21:26.6 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"I had a good stage to be honest - I can't do much better. The boys in the Toyotas have done a good job. Everything is feeling fine!"
SS4 Urria 1 (12.28 km) 6:09.2 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
119.7 km/h
0.10 s/km
27:35.8 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"This Estonian guy is crazy - he is very impressive. It's very nice - the car is behaving well and it's so easy. Very good so far."
SS5 Ässämäki 1 (12.33 km) 5:51.2 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
126.4 km/h
0.12 s/km
33:27.0 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"Best of the rest - that's good already! I felt I was not committed enough at the beginning. The rhythm is still good."
SS6 Äänekoski 1 (7.80 km) 3:39.3 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
128.0 km/h
0.15 s/km
37:06.3 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"Very slippery in some corners so I had some big slides."
SS7 Moksi 2 (20.04 km) 9:45.8 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
123.2 km/h
46:52.1 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"It was a clean stage. I think the setup was perfect for this one. We made some small changes for the roughness and it seemed to work."
SS8 Urria 2 (12.28 km) 6:03.1 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
121.8 km/h
0.02 s/km
52:55.2 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
"Everything is going quite well so far. I almost stalled on the upshift on the last junction."
SS9 Ässämäki 2 (12.33 km) 5:44.3 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
128.9 km/h
0.04 s/km
58:39.5 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
Nearly off the road before finish
SS10 Äänekoski 2 (7.80 km) 3:34.5 8.
8. class RC1

8. WRC
130.9 km/h
0.18 s/km
1:02:14.0 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"The conditions are really good. I was just too slow in the beginning but it has been a good day overall. It should be a fair fight for the frontrunners tomorrow."
SS11 Harju 2 (2.31 km) 1:49.5 6.
6. class RC1

6. WRC
75.9 km/h
0.52 s/km
1:04:03.5 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"Very cool. Good to be back on the pace - especially in this rally. I have enjoyed a lot today and the car has been perfect. Rallying is nice again!"
2. leg
SS12 Pihlajakoski 1 (14.42 km) 7:32.5 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
114.7 km/h
0.17 s/km
1:11:36.0 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"It doesn't matter. It was a good stage. I made a big cut and I had some mud on the windscreen which distracted me a bit."
SS13 Päijälä 1 (22.87 km) 10:43.2 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
128.0 km/h
0.25 s/km
1:22:19.2 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"It's the same pace as yesterday but Mr Tanak is having a good road position now. I was absolutely on the limit and we have no chance! I will try to fight with the other Toyotas."
SS14 Kakaristo 1 (18.70 km) 9:08.2 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
122.8 km/h
0.43 s/km
1:31:27.4 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"Flat out! It's clearly down to the performance. It's a good car but we just don't have enough downforce to beat Toyota on these roads."
SS15 Leustu 1 (10.50 km) 5:29.0 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
114.9 km/h
0.17 s/km
1:36:56.4 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"Quite okay - a few corners I was not brave enough but otherwise it was a clean stage."
SS16 Pihlajakoski 2 (14.42 km) 7:21.5 1.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
117.6 km/h
1:44:17.9 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
"It was a clean stage. I avoided all the rocks so I think we could have pushed harder if we wanted!"
SS17 Päijälä 2 (22.87 km) 10:30.9 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
130.5 km/h
0.09 s/km
1:54:48.8 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
"That's very positive. It's really a flat out stage most of the time. Perfect!"
SS18 Kakaristo 2 (18.70 km) 8:51.5 1.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
126.7 km/h
2:03:40.3 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
"Very good run - I bet my tyres are finished but I don't care! I want to fight with Jari."
SS19 Leustu 2 (10.50 km) 5:25.5 6.
6. class RC1

6. WRC
116.1 km/h
0.25 s/km
2:09:05.8 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
"Very good day. The afternoon was even more positive than what I was expecting. A really nice day."
3. leg
SS20 Laukaa 1 (11.75 km) 5:33.3 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
126.9 km/h
0.31 s/km
2:14:39.1 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
"I was a bit too tidy to be honest but better this way than the way it ended last year! It's quite easy to improve on this to be honest."
SS21 Ruuhimäki 1 (11.12 km) 5:34.5 6.
6. class RC1

6. WRC
119.7 km/h
0.32 s/km
2:20:13.6 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
"It's okay. As everyone knows I didn't do this stage last year as I crashed out. It's always tough to discover new parts. I don't know if it will be enough for the second loop, but the last jump was very cool!"
SS22 Laukaa 2 (11.75 km) 5:23.5 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
130.8 km/h
0.03 s/km
2:25:37.1 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
"That's good. Like I said in the morning, I don't want to do a stupid mistake and now I know the stage I can push. Even finishing third would be like a victory for me, so I am quite relaxed!"
SS23 Ruuhimäki 2[Power Stage] (11.12 km) 5:28.8 7.
7. class RC1

7. WRC
121.8 km/h
0.40 s/km
2:31:05.9 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
"I am very happy for the team - they deserve this so much. I have not been able to bring them results this year and now I have been able to do something good. Thank you to everyone!"
Overall
WRC
RC1
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