WRC Rally Estonia 2020

WRC Rally Estonia 2021 schedule: Ott Tanak’s eyes on prize

Winning a home rally is a very special feeling, like bringing the entire FIA World Rally Championship home, but Ott Tanak has set the bar as high as possible. Last year, nothing could stop him and he led the entire way and sealed a maiden victory in the colors of Hyundai Motorsport. Today, Ott Tanak is 64 points behind leader Sebastien Ogier in fourth place and he will push up harder to return the positions back. As the season enters the second half on lightning-fast gravel roads around Tartu, we take a look at WRC Rally Estonia 2021 schedule.

WRC Rally Estonia 2021 timetable*

THURSDAY 15 JULYSATURDAY 17 JULYSUNDAY 18 JULY
19:30 OPENING CEREMONY07:00 RAADI STUDIO06:00 RAADI STUDIO
20:30 SS1 TARTU 108:06 SS10 PEIEPSIAARE 107:21 SS19 NEERUTI 1
08:50 BREAK08:09 SS20 ELVA 1
FRIDAY 16 JULY09:00 SS11 MUSTVEE 108:45 BREAK
08:00  TIMERAADI STUDIO10:00 BREAK09:00 SS21 TARTU VALD 1
09:40 SS2 ARULA 110:36 SS12 RAANITSA 110:00 BREAK
10:20 RAADI STUDIO11:20 BREAK11:41 SS22 NEERUTI 2
10:28 SS3 OTEPAA 111:39 SS13 VASTSEMOISA 112:29 SS23 ELVA 2
11:16 SS4 KANEPI 112:15 BREAK13:15 BREAK
11:58 BREAK15:06 SS14 PEIPSIAARE 214:00 SS24 TARTU VALD 2 WOLF POWER STAGE  
12:00 SS5 KAMBJA 115:50 BREAK15:28 BREAK
12:58 BREAK16:00 SS15 MUSTVEE 215:30  CHAMPIONSHIP PODIUMS – WRAP UP SHOW
15:34 SS6 ARULA 217:00 BREAK
16:22 SS7 OTEPAA 217:34 SS16 RAANITSA 2
17:10 SS8 KANEPI 218:20 BREAK
17:53 BREAK18:37 SS17 VASTSEMOISA 2
18:00 SS9 KAMBJA 219:20 BREAK
18:58 BREAK20:08 SS18 TV3 TARTU 2
19:00 RAADI MZ & STUDIO

*Note, the theme may change, here is the local time GMT + 3

Kalle Rovanpera WRC Rally Estonia 2020
Kalle Rovanpera WRC Rally Estonia 2020

Other rally drivers besides Ott Tanak are entitled to the victory

Estonia’s gravel tracks are steep and slippery, and the Baltic layout will be one of the fastest of the season. An unusually long, hot and dry summer means that the surface will be covered in slippery boulders that will reduce grip for the early starters. Ott Tanak is the main contender to win the WRC Rally Estonia.

Winning on snow and ice at Arctic Rally Finland was his only success. He retired with a shattered rear suspension while leading in both Portugal and Italy, and a foggy windshield limited him to third place in Kenya. Here at home, he is a national star with thousands of fans.

But it’s not just the Estonian rally driver claims to be riding high. Kalle Rovanpera has high hopes. Toyota Gazoo Racing Team Principal Jari-Matti Latvala believes that Rovanpera has a good chance of securing his first WRC victory on Sunday. Sebastien Ogier never lets go, and it is clear that these guys have to fight for victory at the WRC Rally Estonia.


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