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There’s quite a treat in store for fans ahead of Rally Finland from 1 to 3 August, 2014: a road race in the heart of Helsinki. The 'Rally Helsinki Battle' on 26 July will feature not only current WRC drivers, but also one-time stars of the Finnish rallying scene, including legendary drivers such as Juha Kankkunen, Tommi Mäkinen, Marcus Grönholm and Markku Alén.

 

Volkswagen Motorsport will be represented by Sébastien Ogier and local hero, Jari-Matti Latvala, in their Polo R WRCs. Volkswagen Motorsport Director, Jost Capito, was instantly taken with the idea.

WRC stars to compete in Helsinki Rally“What better way to attract a wider audience to this sport than with a rallying event in the heart of the capital?" he said. "We liked the organisers’ concept straight away. We’re looking forward to the ‘Helsinki Battle’ because the rally stars will provide the fans a great show.”

 

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