WRC: Meeke Sets Record-Breaking Pace On Way To Win in Finland

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Jyväskylä, FINLAND— Kris Meeke set the fastest average speed ever in the World Rally Championship for an overall rally when he won the Neste Rally Finland on Sunday, becoming the first British driver ever to win the event. The Northern Irishman drove a strong rally, beating Volkswagen’s Jari-Matti Latvala by 29.1 seconds. Meeke’s average speed of 78.7 miles per hour …

WRC: Rally Preview: Rally Finland, July 29-31

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The 1,000 Lakes Rally. The “Gravel Grand Prix.” Whatever one might call it, this weekend’s Rally Finland is sure to provide fast stages and exciting rallying. The 2016 World Rally Championship begins its second half the same way it ended its first— with a fast gravel rally. If baseball is “America’s Past Time,” then rallying must be Finland’s. Since the …

WRC: Injured Sordo In doubt for Finland

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Alzenau, Germany — Dani Sordo’s participation in Neste Rally Finland hangs in the balance while he recovers from an accident during testing last week. The Spaniard sustained a fissure fracture of a vertebrae when he crashed his Hyundai i20 at high speed during a pre-event test in Finland on Friday. He spent a night in hospital before returning home to …