Thierry Neuville rates Rally Finland as a 'special event' due to its fast and flowing layout which is punctuated by high speed jumps and says finding consistent rhythm will be vital.

The Hyundai Motorsport driver endured a nightmare outing 12 months ago in the Scandinavian event after suffering a retirement and is looking to put that disappointment behind him.

"There are so many things that make Finland a special event for me. I would say, first of all, because it's so fast," Neuville said. "The average speed is one of the highest in all the rallies of the year.

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"It is also one of the most enjoyable events because there are so many jumps. The car seems to spend as much time in the air as it does on the ground. It is definitely one of the highlights of the season for me."

Neuville's recent progress with his Hyundai i20 WRC machine has seen him leapfrog British duo of Kris Meeke and Elfyn Evans in the drivers' standings and is eight points of Volkswagen Motorsport's Jari-Matti Latvala in fourth.

After a positive rookie WRC experience of Rally Finland for the Citroen Junior squad in 2012 the Belgium driver recorded a career best of second place a year later for Ford.

"I hope we can continue to pick up the pace and find a good, consistent rhythm so we can improve on our current standings."