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Rally Finland sets standard with 90 on entry list

The organisers of the Neste Oil Rally Finland published the list of approve entries for their event this week, the ninth round in the 2009 World Rally Championship, which runs from July 31 to August 2.

In total, 90 crews have registered their intention to compete - the highest number for any WRC event so far this year, with 18 in World Rally Cars and 10 in the Junior World Rally Championship.

In addition to usual names, Ferrari F1 driver, Kimi Raikkonen will be in action in a Fiat Grande Punto S2000 and Stobart Ford driver, Urmo Aava also returns, although this time at the wheel of a Honda Civic Type-R R3. The Estonian was last in action for the Blue Oval's 'B' team on the Rally Norway back in February.

The notable entries for the 'Finnish Grand Prix' are as follows:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC M
2. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC M
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC MT
7. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC MT
8. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC MT
9. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC MT
10. Matti Rantanen Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC MT

11. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC A8
12. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC A8
14. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 A8
15. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC A8
16. Jari Ketomaa Ketomaa WRT Subaru Impreza WRC A8
17. Jukka Ketomaki Skoda Octavia WRC A8
71. Jouni Arolainen Ford Focus RS WRC 05 A8
72. Mattias Therman Ford Focus RS WRC 08 A8

31. Aaron Burkart Suzuki Swift S1600 J
32. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 J
33. Simone Bertolotti Suzuki Swift S1600 J
34. Luca Griotti Renault Clio R3 J
35. Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift S1600 J
36. Hans Weijs Citroen C2 S1600 J
37. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS R3 J
38. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 J
39. Mark Wallenwein Renault Clio R3 J
59. Kalle Pinomaki Renault Clio R3 J

61. Thomas Nicos Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X N4
62. Jon Williams Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X N4
63. Jarkko Nikara Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X N4
64. Martin Semerad Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X N4
65. Mark Tapper Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X N4

66. Juho Hänninen Skoda Fabia S2000 N4
67. Anton Alén Fiat Grande Punto S2000 N4
68. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX Sti N4
69. Janne Tuohino Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 N4
70. Kimi Räikkönen Fiat Grande Punto S2000 N4
73. Sveinung Bieltvedt Subaru Impreza WRX Sti N4
74. Ott Tänak Subaru Impreza WRX Sti N4
75. Urmo Aava Honda Civic Type-R R3 A7
76. Ari Laivola Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 N4
77. Jukka Metsälä Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N4
78. Radik Shaymiev Peugeot 207 S2000 N4
79. Reijo Muhonen Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 N4
80. Petri Lehtovirta Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 N4


Tagged as: Kimi Raikkonen , Finland , aava

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