The weather in WRC is one of the decisive factors of the race. Unfortunately, the Rally Sweden was cancelled due to COVID-19, but the Arctic Rally Finland took this place very good. This means that we will visit Finland twice this season, another will take place between July 29th and August 1st. It’s wrong to think these both are same, cause Rally Finland and Arctic Rally have different conditions of rally racing. Toyota WRC, Hyundai WRC and Msport will meet all together through the special white magic, while Arctic Rally Finland going to capture our hearts by this winter wonderland.
WRC weather – “snow conditions”
Arctic Rally Finland- Santa Claus Meeting
The city of Rovaniemi is the official hometown of Santa Claus, or Joulupukki as he is known in Finland, and also attracts many tourists to see the stunning Aurora Borealis displays – better known as the Northern Lights.Although FIA’s rally director Yves Matton confirmed that the Artctic Finland rally will take place under strict COVID-19 conditions, a decision has yet to be made on whether fans will be allowed to watch.
|V. Bottas Arctic Rally, photo by wrc. com|
WRC Arctic Rally Drivers’ Skills Test
Back to WRC rally racing. We already know the current driver line-up for Toyota WRC, Hyundai WRC and Msport, but actually driving snow requires high score skills, and it also requires a smart head from all drivers, especially when it comes to racing. Another requirement is endurance. These three February days will serve as a test for Yaris WRC, Hyundai I20 and all rally cars as a challenge for drivers in the cold snow.
Cherry on the cake of the Arctic Rally Finland.
It may sound like nonsense, but V. Bottas’ participation in the Arctic Rally Finland could make this WRC lap incredible. Who knows, maybe anything is possible in this magical white WRC weather.