Rally Guide 2 - Neste Oil Rally Finland

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Rally Guide 2

1. - 4.8.2012


© AKK Sports Ltd 5

Neste Oil Rally Finland

1. - 4.8.2012

Rally Guide 2


1. Introduction & Welcome 8

1.2 Environmental Policy 8

2. Contact Details 9

2.1 Permanent Contact Details 9

2.2 Rally HQ Contact Details 9

2.3 Media Contact Details 9

2.4 Neste Oil Rally Finland 2012 Organisation 9

3. Programme & Critical Deadlines 10

3.1 Schedule before Rally Week 10

3.2 Schedule during Rally Week 10

4. Entry Details 12

4.1 FIA Titles for which the Rally counts 12

4.2 Content of entry packages for legal and private entrants12

4.3 Draft Entry List 13

5. Service Park 13

5.1 Location 13

5.2 Admission to the Service Park 13

5.3 Opening hours and parking 13

5.4 Facilities in the Service Park 14

5.5 Recycling and Waste 15

5.6 Official Rally Weather Service 15

6. Two-way Radio 15

7. Fuel and Tyres 15

7.1 Tyre Suppliers 15

7.2 Competitor Requirements 16

7.3 Tyre Quantities 16

7.4 Tyre Service during the Event 16

7.5 FIA Fuel Refuelling 17

7.6 Dispensing of Pump Fuel 17

8. Import of Vehicles and Spare Parts 17

8.1 Competitors from the European Union 17

8.2 Competitors outside the European Union 18

9. Helicopters 18

9.1 General 18

9.2 Registration & Briefing 18

9.3 Restrictions & Instructions 18

9.4 Drop Zone, Overnight Parking & Refuelling 19

10. Hospitality arrangements 19

11. Accommodation and Travel 19

11.1 Accommodation 19

11.2 Airports and Travel Arrangements 20

11.4 Neste Oil Rally HQ Hotel 20

12. Reconnaissance 20

12.1 Registration 20

12.2 Reconnaissance GPS tracking 20

12.3 Reconnaissance schedule 20

12.4 Marking of the Route 21

12.5 Prohibited Road Sections during Reconnaissance 21

12.6 Speeding Offences during Reconnaissance 21

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13. Scrutineering, Sealing and Marking 21

13.1 Location 21

13.2 Times / Schedule 21

13.3 Preparations for Scrutineering and Sealing 22

13.4 FIA Safety Tracking System 23

13.5 Traffic Insurance 23

13.6 Final Checks 23

13.7 Onboard Cameras 23

14. Free Practice and Qualifying Stage 23

14.1 Who may participate 23

14.2 Schedule 23

14.3 Location 23

14.4 General information 24

15. Start procedure 24

15.1 Ceremonial Start 24

15.2 Location and time 24

15.3 Procedure and instructions 24

16. Finish procedure 24

16.1 Official Finish of the Rally 24

16.2 Finish Podium and Prize-Giving Ceremony 24

17. PR activities 25

17.1 FIA Action for Road Safety 25

17.2 Rally Show Activities 25

17.3 Red Bull Tourbus 25

17.4 Neste Oil Rally Finland Promotional Parade 26

17.5 Family World with Disney 26

17.6 Jumicars 26

17.7 RallyExpo 26

17.8 Rally Hall of Fame Exhibition 26

17.9 Live Concerts 26

17.10 World Design Capital 2012 26

17.11 Red Bull Manny Mania Jam Session 26

17.12 Unique Team Photographs on Auction 26

18. Media 27

18.1 Before the Event – contacts 27

18.2 At the Event – contacts 27

18.3 Accreditation Desk 27

18.4 Media Centre 27

18.5 Media Activities and Press Conferences 28

18.6 2012 FIA WRC PR representatives 28

18.7 Media Coverage 29

19. Medical and Safety service 31

19.1 Medical information 31

19.2 Medical and Safety Service phone numbers 31

20. Useful Facts and Information 32

20.1 General Facts about Finland 32

20.2 City of Jyväskylä 34

20.3 City of Lahti 35

20.4 Other Rally Cities, town and municiapalities 35

20.3 Useful telephone numbers 35

Appendix 1 Itineraries

1.1 Itineraries 78

1.2 Stages Compared to Previous Years 82

1.3 Recce Schedule 83

1.4 Pump Fuel Refuel Locations 85

Appendix 2 Maps

2.1 Overview Section 1-3 86

2.2 Overview Sections 4-6 87

2.3 Overview Sections 7-10 88

2.4 Stage Maps 89

2.5 Jyväskylä City Map 102

2.6 Lahti City Map 103

Appendix 3 Road Books

3.1 Jyväskylä Airport - HQ Hotel 106

3.2 Rally HQ - Scrutineering - Rally HQ 108

3.3 Rally HQ - Qualifying AUX Vehicles - Rally HQ 112

3.4 Rally HQ - Refuel Vierumäki/Light Fitting Zone - Rally HQ 116

3.5 Rally HQ - Refuel Äänekoski - Rally HQ 120

3.6 Rally HQ - Refuel Jämsä - Rally HQ 124

Appendix 4 Drawings and Layouts

4.1 Rally HQ/Service Park 132

4.2 Rally HQ Paviljonki 134

4.3 Scrutineering area, A-Katsastus 135

4.4 Start Area 136

4.5 Finish Area 137

4.6 Podium 138

4.7 Rally 2 139

Appendix 5 Installation and Operation Instructions

5.1 FIA Safety Tracking System Installation Guide 142

5.2 FIA Safety Tracking System Operation Guide 152

5.3 Sealing wire installation 154

Appendix 6 Reconnaissance form

6.1 Reconnaissance Form 158

6.2 Contact details during the Rally 159

Please note this document has no regulatory power. It is for information only.

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1. Introduction & Welcome

Dear rally friends,

A warm welcome to Neste Oil Rally Finland 2012! On your screen you see our brand-new Rally Guide 2,

in electric format as per the FIA regulations. We wish to support FIA in this step towards smaller paper

consumption in WRC events - every little bit helps!

As already said in Rally Guide 1, we have taken the best bits of last year’s greatly renewed concept and trust

this 2012 modification to be perfect for all parties concerned - drivers, media, spectators and organisers.

Shaking and jumping around in Ruuhimäki Qualifying Stage, an intensive Thursday evening down in Lahti area,

long day on Friday and the grande finale in Ouninpohja Power Stage on Saturday - this should be enough to

keep us all on our toes for the weekend!

Our Paviljonki Service Area is washing its face of all the dust and dirt from heavy construction for the duration

of the rally. New office blocks, the magnificient new Sokos Hotel Paviljonki bang in the middle of it all, new

tarmac here and there - we’re sure you’ll love it!

One leading theme for this year’s event is the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign (see more in Art. 17.1). The

campaign will be launched in Finland during the rally and AKK-Motorsport will be continuing this campaign for

the rest of the year. In the rally, FIA Action for Road Safety will show in our children’s traffic park at Paviljonki,

in our theme day in Lahti on Thursday with moped handling competitions and tuition, as well as at the theme

truck which will be touring the rally throughout the weekend with ex-F1 driver Mika Salo and GP3 driver Aaro

Vainio (among others). AKK-Motorsport Driver Academy supports the FIA Action for Road Safety.

With this in mind, we wish you all a safe rally and an enjoyable stay as our guests in Neste Oil Rally Finland!

Yours sincerely,

Neste Oil Rally Finland Team

1.2 Environmental Policy

The organiser of Neste Oil Rally Finland, AKK Sports Ltd, wishes to act responsibly towards the environment in a

most effective way and wants to make sure that its event causes minimal harm to the society and environment.

The company also puts focus on pursuing a more eco-friendly all-round approach by awakening consciousness

of environmental issues in rally fans and all other factions involved.

In order to promote environmental responsibility, the organiser will:

- obey all laws and bylaws

- educate its own organisation and volunteers in environmental issues

- pursue options for better use of energy and eco-friendly solutions

- focus on minimising the amount of waste from the event and looking after its recycling, both in the special

stages and in the service park

- favour eco-friendly materials when building up the event

- strive to minimise the use of private cars in its event by increasing public transport

- fill the cars used by its organisation with the best eco-friendly fuel available

- demand eco-friendly solutions from its suppliers

- commit to decrease the number of prints and photocopies in the media centre

According to the current FIA trend, Neste Oil Rally Finland will also do its utmost to reduce its carbon footprint.

One important factor is the number of print outs made from various documents. Rally Guide 2 will only be

published on the event website and a bare minimum of supplementary regulations will be printed for the key

officials and competitors.

We would appreciate all competitors joining us for this campaign by informing us early the number of road books

and other printed documents they need (should this be less than the regulatory package), so we do not end up

throwing a lot of unused materials straight to recycling.

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2. Contact Details

2.1 Permanent Contact Details

Permanent contact details of the organiser of the 62 nd Neste Oil Rally Finland are:

AKK Sports Ltd. telephone: +358 207 219 460

Neste Oil Rally Finland fax: +358 207 219 470

PO BOX 19 e-mail: rally@autourheilu.fi

FI-01301 Vantaa, Finland internet: www.nesteoilrallyfinland.fi

Courier / visitor’s address: Kellokukantie 7, FI-01300 Vantaa

2.2 Rally HQ Contact Details

Contact details for the Rally HQ for 29 July - 5 August 2012 will be:

Neste Oil Rally Finland telephone: +358 14 685 100

Jyväskylä Paviljonki fax: +358 14 685 122

Messukatu 10 e-mail: rally@autourheilu.fi

FI-40100 Jyväskylä, Finland internet: www.nesteoilrallyfinland.fi

Official Notice Board will be located in the Rally HQ - Ground floor

Rally Office opening hours:

Sunday 29 July 16.00-21.00

Monday 30 July 08.00-20.00

Tuesday 31 July 07.00-20.00

Wednesday 1 August 07.30-22.00

Thursday 2 August 07.00-24.00

Friday 3 August 06.15-23.00

Saturday 4 August 06.45-23.00

Sunday 5 August 10.00-12.00

2.3 Media Contact Details

Press Officer: Ms. Anu Haapalainen

telephone: +358 40 565 3946

e-mail anu.haapalainen@autourheilu.fi

2.4 Neste Oil Rally Finland 2012 Organisation

Key Officials

Promoter Ms.Tiina Lehmonen @ +358 400 546 410

Clerk of the Course Mr. Kai Tarkiainen @ +358 40 846 6766

Deputy Clerk of the Course Mr. Seppo Harjanne @ +358 40 835 5151

Assistant Clerk of the Course Mr. Juha Hautsalo @ +358 40 502 8677

Assistant Clerk of the Course Mr. Kari Nuutinen @ +358 40 520 9990

Secretary of the Rally Mr. Henrik Frank @ +358 40 534 9977


Results & Timekeeping Mr. Riku Bitter

Traffic Control Mr. Juha Elomaa

Service Park Co-ordinator Mr. Mikko Huuska @ +358 40 547 8775

Safety Assistant Mr. Mika Häyhänen @

Chief Safety Officer Mr. Pentti Kangas @

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Timo Kaukonen @ +358 40 542 8836

Traffic Control Mr. Matti Kaukoranta

Rally Reception Ms. Anne Kinnunen @ +358 14 685 100

Project Assistant, SSS Killeri Mr. Sami Kolsi @ +358 50 368 7213

Radio Commications Mr. Asko Linnansuu

Staff Accommodations Miss Johanna Martikainen @

Technical Co-ordinator Mr. Jukka Monto @ +358 50 3554 544

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Competitors´ Relations Officer Ms. Katja Niemelä +358 44 312 4411

Competitors´ Relations Officer Ms. Tiina Nuutinen +358 50 588 1038

ASN Scrutineer Mr. Petteri Sappinen +358 400 607 869

Assistant Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tom Silfvast +358 50 427 1719

Helicopters Mr. Jukkapekka Tiainen +358 400 511 213

Timekeeping Mr. Petri Tilus

Route Manager Mr. Pekka Tähtinen @

Chief Rescue Officer Mr. Jari Wilén @

AKK Sports - Office

Sales Assistant Miss Oona Auvinen @ +358 50 408 4481

Press Officer Ms. Anu Haapalainen @ +358 40 565 3946

Cars & Materials Mr. Pasi Harjula @ +358 50 364 6959

Marketing Manager Miss Heli Kemppainen @ +358 40 705 9975

Hospitality Miss Sanna Kinnunen @ +358 50 331 0182

Staff Co-ordinator Ms. Niina Kukka @ +358 40 772 8213

Project Co-ordinator, Lahti Mr. Timo Lampinen @ +358 40 847 0155

Project Co-ordinator, SSS Jokimaa Mr. Mika Mäki @ +358 400 658 672

Administration Manager Ms. Helena Olkinuora @

Communications Manager Miss Rita Pasanen @ +358 50 434 2426

Marketing Assistant Miss Anna Toivola @ +358 400 70 8748

Marketing Assistant Miss Fanny Vakkila @ +358 40 152 5777

@ denotes that the person has an e-mail address complying with firstname.lastname@autourheilu.fi

3. Programme & Critical Deadlines

3.1 Schedule before the Rally Week

Mon 2 July 2012

18.00 Closing date for entries

Closing date for reconnaissance application for non entrants

Closing date for radio licence applications

Closing date for tyre orders

Wed 4 July 2012

Closing date for National Media accreditation

Thu 5 July 2012

Issuing of Road Book, Map and Rally Guide 2

Publication of Draft Entry List (subject to FIA approval)

Competitors to notify organiser of joint service areas

Closing date for ordering extra facilities in Service Park (see form on website)

Wed 11 July 2012

Closing date for ordering FIA fuel

Closing date for International Media accreditation

Closing date for Electronic Media accreditation

Fri 20 July 2012

Closing date for Helicopter Registration

3.2 Schedule during the Rally Week

Sun 29 July 2012

Official Notice Board available Rally HQ

16.00-21.00 Rally Office open Rally HQ

16.00-19.00 Collection of reconnaissance GPS trackers Rally HQ

16.00-21.00 Reconnaissance registration (all drivers) Rally Office

16.00-21.00 Collection of documents and materials Rally Office

16.00-21.00 Administrative Checks (P3 & non priority) Rally Office

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Mon 30 July 2012

08.00-20.00 Rally Office open

08.00-10.00 Reconnaissance registration (all drivers) Rally Office

08.00-10.00 Collection of documents and materials Rally Office

08.00-10.00 Admin Checks (P3 & non-P, by appointment) Rally Office

08.00-16.45 Day 1 of reconnaissance, Priority drivers (details in Appendix 2)

11.00-20.00 Day 1 of reconnaissance, other drivers (details in Appendix 2)

Tue 31 July 2012

07.00-20.00 Rally Office open

07.00-18.00 Day 2 of reconnaissance, Priority drivers (details in Appendix 2)

08.30-19.00 Day 2 of reconnaissance, other drivers (details in Appendix 2)

14.00 Media accreditation opens Sokos Hotel Alexandra

14.00 Media Centre opens Rally HQ

14.00-18.00 Administrative Checks (P1 & P2) Rally Office

17.00 Team Managers’ Meeting Rally HQ

18.00-20.00 Collection of FIA Safety Tracking Systems S1-T truck in SP

Wed 1 August 2012

07.30-22.00 Rally Office open

07.30-13.00 Day 3 of reconnaissance, Priority drivers (details in Appendix 2)

08.00-10.45 Sealing and marking, Manufacturers and WRC Team Service Park Paviljonki

08.30-13.15 Day 3 of reconnaissance, other drivers (details in Appendix 2)

09.00-15.00 Collection of FIA Safety Tracking Systems S1-T truck in SP

11.00-12.00 Weight checks, Manufacturers and WRC Teams Service Park Paviljonki

12.00 Service Park opens for non priority drivers Service Park Paviljonki

13.00-15.00 Scrutineering, sealing and marking (P1, P2&P3) A-katsastus, Jyväskylä

14.00-17.00 Return of reconnaissance trackers Rally HQ

15.00-18.00 Scrutineering, sealing and marking (non-P) A-katsastus, Jyväskylä

16.00 Publication of TC SP OUT arrival times for Qualifying Stage Official Notice Board

16.00 Start of Free Practice Ruuhimäki

18.00 Free Practise closes Ruuhimäki

18.50 Service OUT to Qualifying Stage Service Park Paviljonki

19.30 Start of Qualifying Stage Ruuhimäki

20.10 Qualifying Parc Fermé for P1 & P2 Service Park Paviljonki

21.15 Rally Hall of Fame Interviews Service Park Paviljonki

21.30 Start order selection Service Park Paviljonki

22.00 Shakedown closes Ruuhimäki

22.00 FIA Pre-Event Press Conference Media Centre, HQ

22.00 Live Concert Service Park Paviljonki

Thu 2 August 2012

07.00-24.00 Rally Office open

07.00-12.00 Scrutineering, sealing and marking (non-P) A-katsastus, Jyväskylä

10.00-11.00 WRC Drivers Meet the Kids Service Park Paviljonki

FIA Action for Road Safety Photo Shoot

12.00 Helicopter pilots’ briefing Jyväskylä Airport

12.30 Publication of start list for Section 1 Official Notice Board

13.30 Start of the rally Service Park Paviljonki

13.30 Live Concert: JVG Lahti Harbour

16.00 Rally Show Lahti Harbour

21.00 Historic Rally Show Run SSS Jokimaa

23.20 Overnight Parc Fermé Rally HQ

24.00 Publication of start list for Section 4 Official Notice Board

Fri 3 August 2012

06.15-23.00 Rally Office open

06.30 Start Section 4 Rally HQ

21.15 Overnight Parc Fermé Rally HQ

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21.30 End of Day “Meet the Crews” session Service Park Paviljonki

22.00 Live Concert: Suvi Teräsniska Service Park Paviljonki

22.30 Publication of start list for Section 7 Official Notice Board

Sat 4 August 2012

06.45-23.00 Rally Office open

07.00 Start Section 7 Rally HQ

19.00 Finish of the rally - FIA WRC Academy Service Park Paviljonki

19.30 Podium - FIA WRC Academy Service Park Paviljonki

20.13 Finish of the rally Service Park Paviljonki

20.15 Final scrutineering - FIA WRC Academy JAO, Viitaniemi

20.30 Publication of provisional final classification - FIA WRC Academy

Official Notice Board

21.00 Podium - Prize-giving Service Park Paviljonki

21.45 FIA Post-Event Press Conference Media Centre, HQ

22.00 Final scrutineering JAO, Viitaniemi

22.15 Publication of provisional final classification Official Notice Board

22.30 Live Concert Service Park Paviljonki

24.00 Parc Fermé closes Rally HQ

Sun 5 August 2012

10.00-12.00 Rally Office open

10.00-12.00 Parc Fermé open for car collection Rally HQ

4. Entry Details

4.1 FIA Titles for which the Rally counts

FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers

FIA World Rally Championship for Co-Drivers

FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers

FIA Super 2000 World Rally Championship for Drivers

FIA Super 2000 World Rally Championship for Co-Drivers

WRC Academy Cup for Drivers

WRC Academy Cup for Co-Drivers

4.2 Content of entry packages for legal and private entrants

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Product Legal Entrant Private Entrant

Vehicle Plates

Service Plates 2 2

Auxiliary Plates


3 -

Service Passes 12 6

Driver Passes


2 2



2(2) 1(1)

Official Route Maps 4 (4) 2 (1)

Road Books 2 (1) 2 (1)

Official Programmes 5 2

Rally Guide 1

Rally Guide 1 available only at


Rally Guide 2

Rally Guide 2 available only at




All results available at


Service Park Area 15x10 m 10x10 m

( ) number of copies to be mailed to competitor

4.3 Draft Entry List

Draft entry list will be published on www.nesteoilrallyfinland.fi on 5 July 2012, pending FIA approval.

5. Service Park

5.1 Location

GPS references of the Service Park (TC ”Service Out”): North 62° 14.266’ - East 25° 45.401’

The Service Park is located in the area around the Jyväskylä Paviljonki Rally HQ and Jyväskylä Harbour.

Manufacturers and WRC Teams entered to the FIA WRC will have their designated areas in the Service Park

according to the Championship Regulations.

There will be a dedicated area for the auxiliary vehicles in an auxiliary parking area within the Service Park. Due

to the restricted space in the Service Park, private entries will not be given any auxiliary plates.

The area of Paviljonki HQ is still under major development , so part of the service bays for the private entries will

be located inside the exhibition halls where the use of generators is not permitted.

The exhibition halls have a concrete floor, the outside areas are on gravel or equivalent surface. All competitors

must use ground protection sheets in the whole service park.

The complete layout of the Service Park can be found as Appendix 4.1.

Detailed layout with competitor locations marked will be published on www.nesteoilrallyfinland.fi on Wednesday

25 July 2012.

A minimum 6 kg fire-extinguisher must be kept in each service bay at all times. Those competitors who are

placed inside the halls, receive an extra 6 kg extinguisher from the organiser for the duration of the event.

5.2 Admission to the Service Park

The Service Park will be opened on Wednesday, 1 August 2012 at 12.00 for the non-priority drivers. Priority

drivers should report to the Service Park Co-ordinator Mr. Mikko Huuska by phone +358 40 5478775 before

arriving to the area.

All parties are kindly asked to respect these opening times. Manufacturers, WRC Teams or Tyre Manufacturers

wishing to bring equipment or sea containers to the Service Park area before the rally week must inform the

organiser thereof. If the organiser has not received such notification, we cannot guarantee any access to the


All costs of moving the equipment either within or from outside the Service Park to its final position will be borne

by the relevant owner of the equipment.

Competitors are kindly asked to remind all their team staff to always carry their Team/Service Passes, as the

organiser will be collecting an admission fee into the service park from anyone without a valid pass.

5.3 Opening hours and parking

The Service Park will be open for spectators as follows:

Wed 1 August 14.00 - 23.00

Thu 2 August 07.00 - 24.00

Fri 3 August 06.00 - 24.00

Sat 4 August 06.30 - 24.00

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Teams will be allowed to enter/exit the area at times different from those above with their Team passes.

During the rally only vehicles with affixed Service, Auxiliary or WRC TV plates will be given access to the Service

Park. Auxiliary vehicles may only enter the Service Park to bring or collect personnel and/or equipment. Due to

restricted room in the Service Park, privateer teams will not be given any auxiliary plates. For the same reason

all trailers and tractor units must be removed to the dedicated parking area outside Service Park. Map to parking

area can be found from Appendix 2.5 (Jyväskylä City Map).

Parking of Auxiliary, Media-Tabards, Media, Guest, Rally HQ vehicles will be located in the car park inside the

service park. The car park will operate during the rally week as follows:

Wednesday 1 August to Sunday 5 August after rally (until noon): free access with organiser’s car passes as given


Parc fermé will be located in the underground level of the car park, which leaves some 360 parking spaces for

the auxiliary vehicles and media. Please note that the maximum height available in the car park is 2.15 metres!

During the night Service Park will be closed. Accommodation of team staff in motor homes is not allowed inside

the exhibition centre.

5.4 Facilities in the Service Park

The organiser will provide the following facilities in the Service Park free of charge:

- waste collection for mixed waste, oil, paper etc.

- toilet facilities (these exist both in the outside area as well as inside the HQ building)

- WLAN connection

- general security in the Service Park area

- water (direct pipelines to Manufacturers and Manufacturer Teams plus common sources for others)

- car wash before the TC IN (competitors must take care of the washing, one mechanic allowed)

The organiser can contract various services for the Manufacturers, WRC Teams and Tyre Manufacturers DMACK

and Michelin. The following can be ordered through the organiser:

Price €

- portable toilets to your team area 185€/Unit

- toilet emptying 29€/Each

- portable waste water tanks 135€/Unit

- waste water tank and motorhome septic tank emptying 29€/Each


All service bays inside the Paviljonki exhibition centre will be offered a 1 x 16A connection to the grid. Should a

competitor wish to use a different type of connection these can be arranged for a fee, please see order form at

event website. The use of generators is strictly forbidden inside Paviljonki.

Outside the Paviljonki exhibition centre, the competitors can order electricity from Toplak. For price information,

please see order form at event website.

Ordering of extra facilities

Extra facilities can be ordered directly from the Rally Office (Secretary of the Rally Henrik Frank and Service Park

Co-ordinator Mikko Huuska). Orders must be made by using the Service Park Facilities Order Form, which can

be downloaded at www.nesteoilrallyfinland.fi/en/competitors/. Orders are valid only when accompanied by the

total amount payable.


There are several restaurants operating in the Service Park area, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner througout

the weekend. Save your energy for rallying and let professionals take care of catering! For example Paviljonki

main restaurant on level 3 of the HQ is offering following option for competitors:

During the event, rally lunch 12.50 € / person

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Buffet for groups 19.50 € / person (pre-event orders only)!

Pre-event reservations: +358 14 339 8143 or by e-mail: myyntipalvelu@jklpaviljonki.fi

Security and Dry-cleaning

Extra security services are operated by Securitas Ltd. Price of the services are 29,90€/h (Sunday +100%) + VAT.

For extra security services, please contact Mr. Jarkko Vähälä at jarkko.vahala@securitas.fi, telephone +358 40

743 4396

Dry-cleaning services are provided by SOL Pesulapalvelut. For dry-clean and pick-up service, please contact

jyvaskyla@sol.fi or by telephone +358 40 779 7269.

5.5 Recycling and waste

For environmental reasons all competitors are kindly asked to use the recycling areas arranged at the Service

Park for waste. It is absolutely forbidden to spill any oil or waste water on the ground in the Service Park.

Before leaving the Service Park after the rally (or possible retirement) each team must report to the Service Park

Co-ordinator, who will check that their allocated area has been left in good condition.

5.6 Official Rally Weather Service - Produced by Finnish Meteorological Institute

As in previous years, the organiser will provide a specialised weather service as produced by the Finnish

Meteorological Institute. This service offers the latest weather radar animations with actual information from

the past hours combined to a forecast - all in the same animation. There are also various forecasts for Jyväskylä

and parts of the rally area, with hourly updates, including air and road temperatures, rain, wind, etc. Official

Rally Weather Service can be found from following internet site: ilmanet.fmi.fi . More information of the weather

service will be given to teams and competitors from Rally Office.

6. Two-way Radio

GSM and UMTS mobile stations, LA (CB), PR 27 and PMR 446 (analog and digital) telephones are exempted from

licensing, provided they fulfill the requirements of relevant equipment standards and specifications. The use

of all other kinds of radio transmitters is subject to a licence issued by the Finnish Communications Regulatory

Authority (FICORA). FICORA shall be notified of the frequencies in the equipment in question, upon which it will

decide on assigning the customer a suitable frequency and will issue a licence for the radio transmitter.

Throughout the rally, the use of frequencies for amateur radio is prohibited.

At the pre-event scrutineering, the radio transmitters and the licences will be inspected. Radio transmitters in

aircrafts will be inspected, too.

The use of radio transmitters will be monitored throughout the rally. Unlicensed use, or use outside the terms of

a licence, of a radio transmitter, may lead, in case of serious interference, to prohibition of the use of the radio

transmitter, in accordance with the Act on Radio Frequencies and Telecommunications Equipment in Finland.

Further information is available from:


Mr. Joni Kallio or Mr. Teemu Ovaska telephone: +358 9 696 6879 (Kallio) , +358 6 966 419 (Ovaska)

P.O. Box 313 fax: +358 9 6966 410

FI-00181 e-mail: joni.kallio@ficora.fi, teemu.ovaska@ficora.fi

Helsinki, Finland internet: www.ficora.fi

7. Fuel and Tyres

7.1 Tyre Suppliers

The FIA has nominated the following 2 tyre supplier companies for 2012 World Rally Championship:

Michelin Competition DMACK Tyres

36, Rue du Clos-Four 42 Millbrook Road

63040 Clermont Ferrand, France Kingstown Ind. Estate, Carlisle, England


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Contact: Mr. Jacques Morelli Contact: Mr. Dick Cormack

telephone +33(0) 608011350 telephone +44(0) 1228 672100

e-mail jacques.morelli@fr.michelin.com e-mail dick.cormack@dmacktyres.com

Competitors must make their tyre orders with the order forms which can be found on our website from Rally

Guide 1.

7.2 Competitor Requirements

7.2.1 Entrants of 4WD cars

All entrants of 4WD cars must use the specific tyres produced by the FIA nominated tyre companies (see 7.1)

except for 4WD 2-litre turbocharged Gp. N cars driven by non-priority drivers.

7.2.2 Priority 2 & 3 drivers

Priority 2 & 3 drivers of 4WD cars must use FIA specified tyres supplied by the nominated tyre companies (see


7.2.3 Non-priority drivers

When driven by non-priority drivers, all 2WD cars and Gp. N 2-litre turbocharged cars may use free tyres. Such

tyres must be conformity with Appendix J and Appendix V of FIA WRC Regulations.

7.3 Tyre Quantities

In addition to complying with Art. 60, 61 and 62 of FIA WRC, the following quantities and type of tyre are

confirmed for use.

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Driver Priority Max. number

of tyres

Extra if



Priority 1 40 -

Priority 2 40 -

Priority 3 4WD 28 5

2WD cars (P3

and non-priority)

42 6 (P3 only)

Non-priority with



28 5

non-priority all

other 4WD cars

42 n/a

WRC Academy 18 no extras

FIA Listed Tyre


Tyre Compound

Michelin Latitude Cross S1L

Latitude Cross S1R



DMACK 215/65 R15

DMG Plus S (Soft)


WRC Academy competitors may only use Pirelli K4 175/70-15 tyres.

7.4 Tyre Service during the Event

Michelin and DMACK will transport tyres to the event and supply the tyres to be used during the event in

accordance with FIA WRC regulations. Both tyre manufacturers will be operating in the rally service park from

Sunday 29th July onwards, more accurate timing available from Rally Office.


7.5 FIA Fuel Refuelling

All cars of the Priority drivers must be fitted with FIA fuel sample couplings for taking fuel samples and with fast

couplings for refuelling. All competitors must comply with WRC regulations Art 59.3.2.

The use of FIA fuel is obligatory for all Priority drivers. No later than 3 weeks (11 July 2012) prior to the event,

the competitors must notify their fuel requirements to the sole supplier Petrochem Carless Ltd. at the following


Petrochem Carless Ltd.

fax +44 1981241169

e-mail wrcfuelorder@vitalequipment.co.uk

FIA Fuel order form is available at www.nesteoilrallyfinland.fi under competitors section.

Refuelling will be located at the Service Park Paviljonki and in several remote locations listed below. The

competitors need to pay attention to the refuel locations when making their service plans.

In the Paviljonki Service Park, FIA fuel will be available at the following times, in addition to the refuellings given

in the itinerary of the rally:

Wed 1 August 09.00-12.00 delivery in cans only

14.00-21.00 pumps open

Thu 2 August 11.00-13.00 pumps open

GPS references of the Refuel Zone (FIA Fuel) locations:

RF Vierumäki North 61° 06.767’ East 25° 55.693’ (Section 1 & 3, RZ 2 & 3)

RF Äänekoski North 61° 31.143’ East 25° 41.592’ (Section 5 & 6, RZ 6 & 8)

RF Jämsä North 61° 50.935’ East 25° 08.382’ (Section 10, RZ 12)

7.6 Dispensing of Pump Fuel

The pump fuel/diesel will be dispensed at petrol stations as directed in the road book for the non-priority drivers

who have indicated the use of it. However, these drivers’ attention is drawn to the fact that the locations of

available petrol stations for the pump fuel are not given in the itinerary of the rally (Appendix 1.1) and the

distances from one refuel to the next are different from the ones given in the afore mentioned itinerary. The

distances between the pump fuel petrol stations are given in Appendix 1.4.

Competitors using pump fuel do not have to follow the route marked in the road book to visit the FIA fuel remote

refuel zones, as given above in Art. 7.5 - NB! Be careful to follow any instructions given by officials concerning

e.g. technical checks at the refuel zones. Please note shortening of road section distances as given in Art. 12.5.

The competitors using pump fuel/diesel are reminded to refuel their cars before the start of the rally for 88.71

km of road section as the first official refuel point is on the road section between Start and Regroup in Lahti. Also,

please note that there is no pump fuel/diesel available in the Paviljonki Service Park, but you must always return

to the Parc Fermé (and end-of-day service) with enough fuel to reach the next refuelling in the following day.

Competitors who use pump fuel and retire from the rally, must refuel their car before reporting in the parc fermé

for re-start. Refuelling in the service park area is forbidden, please contact scrutineers for instructions.

The competitors using these petrol stations are kindly asked to pay attention to other customers as the stations

are open to public. The petrol stations have kindly promised the organiser to reserve at least one fuel pump

for competitors use to minimise queueing. Please be reminded to settle the payment immediately after each

refuelling at the petrol station till. Please take enough cash with you, in case your credit card should not work.

8. Import of Vehicles and Spare Parts

8.1 Competitors from the European Union

Competitors coming from the European Union do not need to make any special customs clearance. They may use

any vehicle in Finland for up to 6 months without clearing it, provided that the vehicle is not brought to Finland

with the intention of selling it. All vehicles need to have valid traffic insurance. Tyres and spare parts can also be

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imported without clearance. It is always good to have a list of tools and equipment you bring into the country, in

case you will be asked to prove what you had with you on the way in.

8.2 Competitors from outside the European Union

Competitors coming from outside the European Union will have to report at the customs on their way in. Please

prepare a list of all the tools and equipment you are bringing with you. This list will be stamped at the customs

and they may collect a bond (the amount is negotiable). Tyres are liable to duty as they are non-durable goods.

The customs payment will be returned if the used tyres are exported from the country on the way out, as well as

the bond, if all equipment is exported.

For more accurate information, please contact the Finnish Customs Information Service at telephone: +358 20

690 601. All competitors coming from outside EU countries have to report at the customs!

9. Helicopters

9.1 General

In accordance to FIA guidelines on helicopter use, all helicopters flying in support of the Rally must be registered

with the organiser. Please find the Registration Form from Event website. Form must be returned before 20 July

2012 to following address:

AKK Sports Ltd./Neste Oil Rally Finland

“Helicopter registration”


FI-01301 Vantaa, Finland

e-mail: rally@autourheilu.fi

fax: +358 207 219 460

The organiser retains all rights to accept or refuse the registration of any individual pilot or aircraft. Also, please

see AIS Products and Services at following internet address: https://ais.fi/information-services.

9.2 Registration & Briefing

As in previous years, the organiser will be working in close co-operation with the Finnish Civil Aviation Authorities.

This means all pilots using the helipads provided by the organisers must attend the pilots briefing and must

acquire the organiser’s pilots’ pack, including all GPS coordinates and aviation/rally maps needed. Price for this

package is 1300 € (plus VAT).

The pilots’ briefing will be held on Thursday 2 August 2012 at 12.00 at Jyväskylä Airport in Tikkakoski (EFJY,

https://ais.fi/ais/eaip/html/efjy.htm). Be careful to fill in your correct e-mail address to your registration form, as

organiser’s bulletins will only be sent by e-mail. During the event, all the latest information concerning helipads

or other important issues will be sent to the pilots as SMS.

9.3 Restrictions & Instructions

The pilots flying in support of Neste Oil Rally Finland 2012 must have flying experience in excess of 500 hours.

The organiser recommends that only helicopters with a capacity of carrying at least 3 passengers (plus pilot) to

be used during the rally. All pilots must attend the pilots’ briefing and register with the organiser. Identification

numbers given by the organiser must be attached to the helicopter (1 pcs 50x50 cm to the bottom, 1 pcs 34x50

cm to both sides, i.e. three numbers altogether) for the duration of the rally for identification purposes.

All pilots are reminded of the follwing:

- please take a copy of your pilot’s licence to the briefing to be given to FCAA

- please keep all your aircraft registration papers with you during the event

- always prepare your mass and balance calculations before take-off, as these may be required by FCAA inspectors

Only if these conditions are fulfilled may the pilot use the helipads listed in the official pilots’ package. Also,

please be careful to read the FCAA AIP Supplements from http://ais.fi/ais/aipsup/AipSup_en.htm. There will not

be a special AIP Supplement concerning the Rally.

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9.4 Drop Zone, Overnight Parking & Refuelling

A Drop Zone will operate next to the Service Area in Jyväskylä harbour.

Approach / take-off is only from above the water. There is one Drop Zone (marked with a white circle with DZ)

which may be used by all registered helicopters for dropping off / picking up of passengers. There is ABSOLUTELY

NO PARKING at the DZ, except for Medivac, Safety and organiser’s VIP. Should this change, the information will

be given at the briefing.

Penalty for parking at DZ is 1000 Euros per landing. All helicopters have to park at the Day Park (DP), which has

been arranged close to the service park (1.5 km). More information is given at the briefing and in the bulletins

from the organiser. There will be no shuttle service from the DP to the Service Park. Also, there is no security

service at the DP at any time.

Overnight parking is possible at DP or Jyväskylä Airport, unless other arrangements have been made by the

pilot himself. These must be reported to the organiser. Please note that you always need a permission from the

landowner to land.

There will be a helicopter parking area close to the Jokimaa Super Special Stage, serving also for Lahti harbour.

More details in Pilot’s Book.

Refuelling is available at Jyväskylä airport 24 hours a day. There will be no extra refuel locations during the rally,

i.e. fuel is only available at Jyväskylä airport, unless the operators make their own arrangements.

10. Hospitality Arrangements

Neste Oil Rally Finland will once again be based in its traditional home Jyväskylä, but the route stretches as far

south as Lahti. The event presents businesses with opportunities to create unforgettable experiences to their

clients and personnel. Options range from standard VIP-packages to individually tailor-made solutions.

Neste Oil Rally Finland offers VIP functions on each day of the rally: on the Thursday in the Jokimaa Super

Special, on the Friday in the Lankamaa Special Stage as well as Killeri Super Special - and on the Saturday in

Ouninpohja Special Stage.

Book your tickets to the heart of the action and excitement in the capable hands of our staff, who are more than

happy to help you in tailoring a VIP programme to suite your special needs!

Should you be interested in the hospitality packages, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Sanna Kinnunen. Telephone:

+358 50 331 0182 or e-mail sanna.kinnunen@autourheilu.fi.

More information about our VIP services is available on our website: www.nesteoilrallyfinland.fi.

11. Accommodation and Travel

11.1 Accommodation

All main hotels in the Jyväskylä area are booked for registered teams and media representatives. Therefore, all

others are kindly asked to look for alternative accommodation in smaller hotels, hostels, private flats, cottages

etc. In these matters you will be assisted by:

Jyväskylä Booking

Miss Anne Heinonen telephone: +358 400 613 314

P.O. Box 166 fax: +358 20 748 1801

FI-40101 Jyväskylä, Finland e-mail: anne.heinonen@jyvaskylabooking.fi

internet: www.jyvaskylabooking.fi

If you need hotel accommodation in the Lahti area, you will be assisted by:

Lahti Travel

Ms. Tiina Kallio telephone: +358 207 281 755

Rautatienkatu 22 e-mail: tiina.kallio@lahtitravel.fi

FI-15110 Lahti, Finland internet: www.lahtitravel.fi

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11.2 Airports and Travel Arrangements

Jyväskylä Airport (JYV/EFJY) is located in Tikkakoski, 21 km north of Jyväskylä. In Finland the most frequent

operator to Jyväskylä is Flybe. Estonian Air also opened on 25th March 2012 a new connection between Estonian

capital Tallinn and Jyväskylä. More information can be found at http://fi.flybe.com and http://estonian-air.com.

The city of Lahti is located 104 km north of Helsinki. Perhaps the most convenient way to travel to Lahti is to use

the frequent train connections between Lahti and Helsinki. There is also a bus connection from Helsinki-Vantaa

airport to Tikkurila railway station, from where you can easily take a train to Lahti or Jyväskylä. More information

can be found at www.vr.fi/en/index.html .

11.3 Neste Oil Rally HQ Hotel

The official HQ Hotel for Neste Oil Rally Finland, Sokos Hotel Alexandra, will host the Neste Oil Rally Finland box

office for two weeks. Event Media Accreditation will also take place in HQ Hotel. Sokos Hotel Alexandra is located

centrally in Jyväskylä, opposite the railway station and only a short walking distance from Jyväskylä Paviljonki.

The other official hotel for Neste Oil Rally Finland is Solo Sokos Hotel Paviljonki. The brand new hotel, launched

on the 18th of June 2012, is Finland’s first ever city centre congress and exhibition hotel. It will welcome rally

guests in the heart of the Paviljonki area with unique surroundings and services. Within a few minutes walking

distance from the hotel is Jyväskylä Travel Centre, where coaches, trains and airport buses all arrive. There is also

plenty of parking space in the facility adjacent to the hotel.


Jyväskylä Booking

Miss Anne Heinonen telephone: +358 400 613 314

P.O. Box 166 fax: +358 20 748 1801

FI-40101 Jyväskylä, Finland e-mail: anne.heinonen@jyvaskylabooking.fi

HQ Hotels Contact details:

Sokos Hotel Alexandra telephone: +358 20 1234 642

Hannikaisenkatu 35 e-mail: alexandra.jyvaskyla@sokoshotels.fi

FI-40100 Jyväskylä

Sokos Hotel Paviljonki telephone: +358 20 1234 640

Uno Savolan katu 10

FI-40100 Jyväskylä

e-mail: sales.jyvaskyla@sokoshotels.fi

12. Reconnaissance

12.1 Registration

Reconnaissance registration will take place as follows:

Date and time: Sunday 29 July 2012 15.00-21.00

Monday 30 July 2012 08.00-11.00

Place: Rally HQ, Paviljonki

For Priority 1 & 2 drivers, the materials can be collected by a team member duly designated in writing. Others have

to make the registration themselves. At registration each competitor must give the organiser the reconnaissance

information sheet including details of the reconnaissance car, mobile number during reconnaissance and place

where the competitor is accommodated. The sheet can be found as Appendix 6.1.

12.2 Reconnaissance GPS tracking

The FIA will require a certain number of competitors to install a tracking system to their recce vehicles. These

trackers will be given to the designated drivers at the Rally HQ on Sunday 29 July 2012 at 16.00–19.00. After the

reconnaissance, the competitors must bring the tracker to the FIA representative who will download the data

from the tracker. This will take place in the Rally HQ on Wednesday 1 August 2012 at 14.00–17.00.

12.3 Reconnaissance schedule

Reconnaissance schedule can be found as Appendix 1.3. The distances from finish to start are measured using

Genimap GT Suomi Plus map programme.

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12.4 Marking of the Route

All 5 km radio points will be marked on the route using miniature radio point signs.

Red and yellow turning arrows will be used in certain junctions considered by the organiser to require special

attention. During reconnaissance, there will be red arrows on both sides of the road at the junction, pointing

to the direction of the turn. In addition to the these red arrows, there will be yellow arrows as advance signs

100 metres before the junction on both sides of the road during the actual running of the rally. Please note that

these arrows are not used in all junctions, but the road book must be used to follow the rally route on the stages

during recce.

The road book contains some comments to be noted during the recce, too.

12.5 Prohibited Road Sections during Reconnaissance

The following roads and pavements are not to be used during reconnaissance:

- the pavements used within the Paviljonki Service Park

- the pavements used within Lahti re-start area (RB p 7 /box 1-2).

- the use of any private roads which are not a part of the itinerary of the rally, for example taking a short cut

through roads leading to private houses is forbidden

- leaving stop control SS13/15: please do not turn left (p 85/box 13); instead continue straight at page 85/box 13

for 4,7 km and turn left at sign 10 KOSKENPÄÄ; continue 0,4 km km to arrive in p 85/box 14

- Remote refuel in Hirvaskangas: continue straight at p 48/box 17 to p 48/box 24 and at p 67/box 19 to p 67/box 24

- Regroup and remote refuel in Jämsä: continue straight at p 99/box 17 to p 102/box 4

Other useful hints and instructions for Reconnaissance:

- at Super Special Stages Jokimaa and Killeri the organiser may restrict the number of cars on the track; recce time

card will only be filled at the start of the SSS

- if you want to avoid visiting Lahti re-start (town area) please continue straight at RB p 4/box 22 and continue

straight on motorway for about 6,6 km and you will arrive RB p 9/box 14

- to avoid visiting refuel zone on RB p 3 and RB p 17 just stay on motorway – route returns back to motorway at

the same junction as it left the motorway.

The competitors are kindly asked to use the routes suggested by the organiser between special stage finishes

and starts. These routes will be given to competitors in the Road Book. Entering and leaving the special stage

elsewhere than through start and finish controls is prohibited.

12.6 Speeding Offences during Reconnaissance

During reconnaissance, any speeding offence whether recorded by INOV2 Systems, police or officials on a special

stage or on a road section, will result in fines levied by the Clerk of the Course, as per FIA WRC, Art. 20.2. The

amount of the fine is unaltered by any fine that may or may not be levied by the Police.

The fine is doubled for all drivers if 2 nd offence committed in the same rally.

Severe traffic violations, including speeding, during the reconnaissance or the rally may lead to losing your

driving licence. This may result in exclusion or refusal to start.

13. Scrutineering, Sealing and Marking

13.1 Location

Scrutineering, marking and sealing will take place at the A-Katsastus, Kuormaajantie 2 A, Jyväskylä. Road book to

scrutineering can be found as Appendix 3.2.

13.2 Times / Schedule

The cars of registered Manufacturers and WRC Teams will be scrutineered on Wednesday 1 August 2012 at

08.00-10.45 by engineering certificate only. They will have their spare parts sealed in the Service Park Paviljonki.

Please agree specific times with FIA Technical Delegate.

For other competitors, scrutineering (including sealing of all cars and marking of spare parts) will take place

according to the following schedule:

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Priority 1 (not entered by Manufacturer / WRC Team), 2, 3 and non-priority drivers:

Wednesday 1 August 2012

P1, P2 & P3: 13.00-15.00

non-priority: 15.00-18.00

Non-priority drivers:

Thursday 2 August 2012 at 07.00-12.00

13.3 Preparations for Scrutineering and Sealing

Read carefully Article 11 of the Supplementary Regulations!

In reference to the FIA WRC regulations, articles 26, 59.3, 63 and 64 concerning the use of mechanical

components, sealing and marking, all competitors are asked to carefully read these articles.

These regulations order competitors to prepare for sealing (valid to ALL competitors) :

- turbochargers/compressors and air restrictors

- Engine block

- All transmission units (front/central/rear differentials and gearboxes, the ones installed and spares)

For the purpose of controlling the engine block and chassis used during the rally, these will be sealed on all cars.

This means that the competitors must themselves make all the preparations for sealing before arriving to the

scrutineering, i.e. they have to drill the holes for the sealing wires and they must have a reliable wire installed

in these holes. The wire may be wrapped for a maximum of 20 mm, and an excess of at least 20 cm of the

unwrapped wire must be available. This way the scrutineers only have to check the parts and the wires, as

well as do the actual sealing. The sealing holes on the engine block should be placed so that the seal is easily

accessible and visible when opening the bonnet.

All underbody protection hindering these operations must have been removed from the car before coming to

the scrutineering. Anyhow, these items must be carried with the car for the purpose of weight checks. If sump

guards or shields are not removed, car is not allowed to continue the scrutineering.

- The sealing will be carried out during scrutineering

- Competition numbers must be attached to the cars before the scrutineering (NB! Please note the correct

positioning of the number plates, see Supplementary Regulations, appendix 3) . See also 2012 WRC Sporting

Regulations art. 19.

- FIA stamped copy of homologation form must be presented in the scrutineering. Note, that printed copies are

not accepted. As an addition, the original homologation document of homologated rollcage must be available .

Special effort is aimed to rollcage structure and weldings (compliance with specs/drawings and welding of whole

perimeter of the tube) .

- Seat support mountings must comply with the homologation or App. J

- There will be a mandatory noise check at the scrutineering (maximum acceptable level is 103 dB at 3500 rpm).

Cars which are over the limit will not pass scrutineering. Noise levels are monitored throughout the event.

- Only clear window films are accepted (No tinted or reflecting films allowed)

- All cars having a non-standard catalytic converter must have the catalytic converter homologation document

with the car

- all driver’s equipment must be presented in the scrutineering (also spare ones)

- Certificate of FIA FT fuel cells must be available

- Finnish competitors are reminded that the national technical regulations for Group N do NOT apply in Neste Oil

Rally Finland 2012, but the cars must be in full international Group N specification!

- National regulations of the App. J art 253 (Safety) do not apply in this event

Please note that there is very short time to fix non-conformities, so make sure everything is in order when

arriving to scrtuneering! In case of any doubts, rather ask us before coming to scrutineering!

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13.4 FIA Safety Tracking System

All competitors must carry an FIA Safety Tracking Unit in their rally car. Stage One Tech will distribute the units to

all Priority drivers in their service area. Other competitors must collect the units from the Stage One Tech truck,

located at Service Park on Tuesday 31 July 2012 at 18.00–20.00 or Wednesday 1 August 2012 at 09.00–15.00.

Non-priority drivers must present a credit card for a refundable deposit on collection of the unit.

The installation and operating instructions of the Safety Tracking System can be found as Appendix 5.1 and 5.2.

At the end of the rally the Stage One Tech technicians will remove the tracking units from the classified cars

either at the final service or in parc fermé, therefore cars should not be locked.

Retired competitors must return the tracking units and associated cables to the Stage One Tech, as soon as

possible. Please contact Stage One Tech at their warehouse/truck, as marked in the Rally HQ lay-out, Appendix

4.1. In case of returning the tracking unit, please contact Mr. Andy Flynn at mobile: +44 7775 742910.

13.5 Traffic Insurance

All competitors are reminded that competing cars must have an insurance that complies with the Finnish

Insurance Code as described in the Supplementary Regulations Art. 5.1. The article demands all competing

cars to have a third party insurance which is valid on special stages. The organiser will have such an insurance

available for cars registered outside Finland for the duration of the rally.

Please make sure that the organiser has up-to-date information concerning your car, in order to be able to take

this insurance for the correct vehicle. Information needed is: make, model, year of manufacture and chassis

number. If any questions appear about traffic insurance, please contact Rally Office.

13.6 Final Checks

The final checks will take place on Saturday 4 July 2012 at 22.00 in Jyväskylä Vocational Institute (JAO),

Viitaniementie 3, Jyväskylä.

For details, see Supplementary Regulations, Art. 15.

13.7 Onboard Cameras

All competitors planning to carry an onboard camera during the rally are called to read carefully WRC Sporting

Regulations, Art. 65.1, and accordingly send all information required to the organiser, as well as have the camera

fitted in the scrutineering for safety inspections.

With the prior consent of the competitor, the Clerk of the Course may authorise the official TV company to enter

the overnight Parc Fermé to maintain the on-board cameras on condition that they are accompanied by an event

scrutineer. The competitors concerned will be contacted and their written consent will be asked for.

14. Free practice and Qualifying Stage

14.1Who may participate

Free Practice and Qualifying Stage is mandatory for all Priority 1 and 2 drivers. Shakedown on the same road,

after Qualifying, will be open to all Priority 3 drivers.

14.2 Schedule

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

16.00 - 18.00 Priority 1 and Priority 2 drivers must participate (maximum 2 runs / crew)

18.50 First car to leave Service Park to Qualifying Stage

19.30 Qualifying Stage starts, all drivers at 2 minute intervals

20.10 First car in Parc Fermé

21.30 Start position selection in Service Park Paviljonki

21.30 Shakedown closes

14.3 Location

Free Practice / Qualifying / Shakedown will take place in Ruuhimäki, 29 km from the Rally HQ. The stage is 4.62

km in length. Priority 1 and 2 drivers’ attention is drawn to the fact that the Road Section to Qualifying Stage

starts from Service Park Paviljonki.

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The same Service Park as during the rally will be used during the Free Practice / Qualifying / Shakedown.

14.4 General information

The free practice and shakedown stage will be run like a special stage. Times will be published in the Rally HQ

and Media Centre. Competitors must use helmets, overalls, etc., just as on special stages during competition.

Any person found onboard the car during free practice and shakedown, who is not part of the entry for the rally

must sign a disclaimer which indemnifies the organiser. This disclaimer can be collected from the Rally Office.

They also need to comply with all regulations concerning drivers’ equipment.

15. Start procedure

15.1 Ceremonial Start

There will be no separate ceremonial start in the rally.

15.2 Location and time

The cars will start from TC 0 on Thursday 2 August 2012 from 13.30 according to the starting list published at

12.30 on the same day.

15.3 Procedure and instructions

The crews are requested to be in the start area max. 15 minutes and min. 5 minutes before each car’s individual

starting time.

There will be no service between the start and special stage 1. Time cards will be given at TC 0. Please see

appendix 4.4.

FIA fuel is available immediately after TC 0 and again on the road section to the Lahti regroup (before SS 1).

16. Finish procedure

16.1 Official Finish of the Rally

The official finish of the rally will be TC 18C (Finish Holding Area IN).

16.2 Finish Podium and Prize-Giving Ceremony

From the final service the cars will be driven to the finish holding area, which entrance is TC 18C. The finish

holding area will be a parc fermé area, but media will be allowed in to make interviews, as well as team members

with approriate passes (as to any Media Zone). The drivers, team members and media representatives should

carefully follow all marshals’ instructions. For finish area details please see Road Book and Appendix 4.10.

From the holding area, marshals will guide the competitors to the finish ramp. Miss Heli Kemppainen will be

acting as Master of Ceremonies for the rally finish.

First the crews positioned 10 th to 4 th overall drive to the finish ramp, open doors, climb out, wave to crowd, climb

back in the car and drive to the parc fermé.

The crew positioned third overall drives onto the ramp. They stop with the nose of the car dropped onto the exit

ramp. They stop the engine, crew gets out of the car and stands on either side of the car with doors open waving

for the photographers (20 sec). They drive off the ramp and park their car, which will be then taken care of by

the team’s technicians. The crew goes to a waiting area. This same procedure is repeated for the crew positioned

second overall.

The winners drive onto the finish ramp with nose dropped to the exit. The crew gets out, closes doors and climbs

onto the bonnet. They may be joined by their team personnel for a maximum of 30 seconds, if this has been

agreed with the FIA Media Delegate. Team personnel then leaves the ramp. The car stays on the ramp until the

finish of the ceremonies.

Then the crews positioned third, second and first overall are called to podium. The winning crews are called

from their waiting area to stand behind the appropriate box. Dignitaries are called in to present the awards.

The drivers are announced to ascend the podium in order third, second, winner. The presenters then move

forward to present the awards simultaneously to all crew members, they shake hands and move back out of the

photographers’ view.

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After each crew has received their awards, a representative of the winning manufacturer is asked to join. He/she

will be presented with the trophy in front of the winning crew, then moves to one side. The national anthem of

winning crew is played and the national flags of all three crews are hoisted. Immediately following, the national

anthem of the winning manufacturer will be played and their national flag will be hoisted. The crew members

must not wear hats or sunglasses at this moment. Should the winner and the manufacturer be of the same

nationality, the anthem will be played once.

After the national anthems, the crews will be given six bottles of champagne for the traditional ”spray fight”.

The winning car is driven down the ramp by a team representative and taken to parc fermé and final scrutineering.

The top three crews will then be taken to the FIA Press Conference in the Media Centre.

For the top three crews of the FIA Super 2000 WRC, there will be a ceremony similar to the one of the top three

overall. After the ceremony the winning crews of FIA Super 2000 WRC will be guided to the Media Centre, where

they will be introduced in the press room for interviews.

After the Super 2000 WRC ceremonies, the winner of WRC Academy will drive over the ramp. The second and

third placed crews will also be invited to the ramp. WRC Academy will have their own podium ceremony in their

service area after their arrival from SS 17.

All other crews drive over the ramp and receive their awards.


17.1 FIA Action for Road Safety

More considerate driving, safer vehicles and traffic where common rules are followed. FIA’s road safety campaign,

FIA Action for Road Safety, started in 2006, aims to ensure that the UN’s goal for saving five million lives from

traffic accidents by year 2020 is reached. The national sporting authority of Finnish automobile sports, AKK-

Motorsport, passes on FIA’s message on road safety by introducing the campaign in Neste Oil Rally Finland.

Road safety events organised in Neste Oil Rally Finland bring together WRC’s most experienced drivers alongside

with next generation stars. FIA Action for Road Safety themed truck will be displaying the themes of the campaign

during the rally in Jyväskylä Paviljonki Rally HQ and Service Park area.

On Thursday, the opening day of the rally, WRC Drivers Meet the Kids event will take place in Paviljonki Service

Park where WRC and WRC Academy drivers meet children in a junior driving school. The same day in Lahti

Harbour, there will be a slow driving moped competition where the youth will compete with future stars of

the track racing group of AKK-Motorsport’s elite coaching group, AKK Driver Academy. Drivers of AKK Driver

Academy will also show their skills on two wheels in several show runs.

FIA Action for Road Safety in Neste Oil Rally Finland

- 1-4 August FIA Action for Road Safety themed truck, Jyväskylä Paviljonki Rally HQ

- 2 August WRC Drivers Meet the Kids, Jyväskylä Paviljonki

10.00-11.00 WRC Academy and private drivers as per invitation

10.30-11.00 Priority drivers as per invitation

11.00 Photo shoot

- 2 August Moped Competition and Show Runs: Lahti Harbour at 11.00-13.00

For more information on the campaign: www.actionforroadsafety.org

17.2 Rally Show Activities

The regroup at Lahti harbour includes some promotional elements where the spectators and media have a

chance to meet with the drivers. In addition to autograph session at the regroup and interviews on the ramp,

City of Lahti together with Lahti Region invite the drivers and media to enjoy some slight snacks and drinks at the

Sibelius Hall from 15.30 to 18.30. More information will be given in the invitations.

17.3 Red Bull Tourbus

This rockin’n’rollin’ stage on four wheels gathers some of the best Finnish artists on Neste Oil Rally Finland’s

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Special Stages on 2–4 August 2012. Unique festival fever for all fans of rallying and good music will be offered

in and around both Lahti and Jyväskylä. For the first time in Finland, the Red Bull Tourbus will be roaming the

Finnish roads – with top artists onboard!

Red Bull Tourbus on the road

- 2 August Lahti Harbour at 13.30–15.30: JVG & Karri Koira

- 2 August SSS2 Jokimaa at 18.00–19.00: Olavi Uusivirta, at 21.30-22.30 Lapko

- 3 August SSS12 Killeri at 19.00-20.00: Pelle Miljoona

- 4 August SS17-SS18 Ouninpohja at 14.30–15.40: Freeman

17.4 Neste Oil Rally Finland Promotional Parade

Neste Oil Rally Finland’s promotional parade will pass through selected stages before the rally cars to lift up the

spirits. This parade of cars visits spectator areas and offers free surprise samples from our sponsors.

17.5 Family World with Disney

Children’s activity park Family World, carried out in collaboration with Disney, features the theme of Brave,

animated fantasy adventure film which has its Finnish premiere on August 24th. Jyväskylä Paviljonki Family

World’s activity corners, reading, drawing and gaming spots and film showings are firm favorites among youngest

members of the family. Family World with Disney is open throughout the event, 1-4 August.

17.6 Jumicars

As in previous years, the popular Jumicars Children’s Driving School will once again offer entertainment to junior

rally spectators at Jyväskylä Paviljonki throughout the event.

17.7 RallyExpo

Car tuning, modified cars, car Hi-Fi… all the dreams of speed & sound enthusiasts – enter the RallyExpo at

Jyväskylä Paviljonki and experience it all. RallyExpo welcomes visitors throughout the event, 1-4 August.

17.8 Rally Hall of Fame Exhibition

Rally Hall of Fame, the gallery of rally legends located in Mobilia Museum in Kangasala will bring to Jyväskylän

Paviljonki Rally HQ an exhibition celebrating its latest inductees. The careers of Carlos Sainz and Michèle Mouton

are to be recalled by exhibiting relevant machinery and nostalgic souvenirs. Visits will be also given by the rally

stars themselves, both of whom will be interviewed at the WRC Stage on Wednesday 1 August at 21.15.

17.9 Live Concerts

Live music will be performed in the Paviljonki Service Park in Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 22.00.

On Wednesday, the WRC Stage will be taken by the winner of Sporttimobiili and Hitlantis band competition.

On Friday, popular pop singer Suvi Teräsniska will give her best to the rally audience. On Saturday, Neste Oil

Rally Finland will culminate in a closing party where the stage will be taken by a smashing rock’n’roll band, Los

Bastardos Finlandeses, at 22.30.

17.10 World Design Capital 2012

During its term as the World Design Capital 2012 with cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen, Lahti

will offer a broad palette of events related to design phenomena, showcasing local designers. Neste Oil Rally

Finland will present the WDC themes in its events in Lahti Harbour area with workshops and rally themed design

competition for children. Welcome to the world of Finnish design on 2 August in Lahti Harbour.

17.11 Red Bull Manny Mania Jam Session

The beautiful sceneries of the Lahti Harbour provide a venue for interesting rally entertainment on 2 August,

such as Red Bull Manny Mania Jam Session skateboarding competition at 13.30-15.30. Entering its 6th year, the

event has grown into one of the biggest global contests while still balancing a relaxed vibe as it seeks to award

the highest level of technical trickery on two wheels. Knock-out skills and amazing tricks – come and see the

competitors in action!

17.12 Unique Team Photographs on Auction

During the upcoming Neste Oil Rally Finland, we will circulate among the teams one brand-new Nokia Pureview

808 top-of-the-range camera phone. This phone will be used by the team to take the photos that usually never

get taken, to take the spectators behind the scenes of the team.

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After the rally, our sponsor, Elisa (telecommunication company), will organize an auction where this camera

together with all the photos with full copyrights will be auctioned to the highest bidder. The profit from this

auction will go directly to the youth programme of the Finnish ASN, AKK-Motorsport, where it will be used to

support future Finnish rally stars at the organisation of their training camps on the way to international stardom.

18. Media

18.1 Before the Event – Contacts

FIA WRC Media Delegate: Mrs. Hayley Gallagher

Telephone: +44 (0)1252 781 431

Mobile: +44 (0)7887 508 890

e-mail: hgallagher@fia.com

National Press Officer: Ms. Anu Haapalainen

Telephone: +358 207 219 444

Mobile: +358 40 565 3946

e-mail: anu.haapalainen@autourheilu.fi

18.2 At the Event – Contacts

Accreditation (31 July – 2 August 2012)

Accreditation +358 50 411 5877

Press Officer Ms. Anu Haapalainen +358 40 565 3946

e-mail : anu.haapalainen@autourheilu.fi

Media Centre (31 July – 5 August 2012)

Press Officer Ms. Anu Haapalainen +358 40 565 3946

Service Desk +358 14 685 030

Service Desk +358 14 685 033

fax: +358 14 685 103

Info Team (1 - 4 July 2012)

Info Team (Paviljonki) +358 14 685 057

Info Team (Paviljonki) +358 14 685 058

FIA Media Delegate’s Office

Mrs. Hayley Gallagher +44 (0)7887 508 890

18.3 Accreditation Desk

As in previous years, the Accreditation Desk is situated in the HQ Hotel – Sokos Hotel Alexandra

Hannikaisenkatu 35, 40100 Jyväskylä, Finland

Opening hours:

Tue 31.7. 14.00-18.00

Wed 1.8. 08.00-21.00

Thu 2.8. 08.00-19.00

18.4 Media Centre

Jyväskylä Paviljonki

Messukatu 10, 40100 Jyväskylä, Finland

The exact location of Media centre is shown in the rally HQ layout in Appendix 4.3.

Opening hours:

Tuesday 31.7. 14.00-18.00

Wednesday 1.8. 09.00-24.00

Thursday 2.8. 08.30-23.30

Friday 3.8. 06.15-24.00

Saturday 4.8. 06.45-24.00

Sunday 5.8. 10.00-12.00

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During the event there is also a working room reserved for media in the HQ Hotel – Sokos Hotel Alexandra. For

more information, please ask the Media Centre Staff.

As in previous years, Nikon Camera Service for photographers will be located near the Media Centre.

18.5 Media Activities and Press Conferences

Wednesday, 1 August

18.00 AKK Driver Academy Press Conference with Esapekka Lappi, Paviljonki

21.15 Rally Hall of Fame Interviews, Rally HQ, Paviljonki

21.30 Start order selection, Rally HQ, Paviljonki

22.00 FIA Pre-Event Press Conference, Media Centre

Thursday, 2 August

10.00 WRC Drivers meet the Kids, Rally HQ, Paviljonki

11.00 FIA Action for Road Safety Photo Shoot, Rally HQ, Paviljonki

11.00 FIA Action for Road Safety: moped competition and show runs, Lahti Harbour

16.00 Rally Show, Lahti Harbour (see also art. 17.2)

Friday, 3 August

approx.. 16.00 FIA Action for Road Safety – – Interviews with Mika Salo and Aaro Vainio, Paviljonki

approx. 21.30 End of Day ‘Meet the Crews’ session, Paviljonki

Saturday, 4 August

approx. 21.45 FIA Post-Event Press Conference, Media Centre (immediately after the podium


18.6 2012 FIA WRC PR representatives


Annelene Ostberg, David Campion

mobile: +47 928 41010 (AO), +44 7785 575020 (dc)

e-mail: ao@nds.no, david@dgcampion.com


Miguel Mattos

mobile: +54 9 3541 631856

e-mail: miguelmattos@brazilwrt.com



Marie-Pierre Rossi, Linda Martins

mobile: +33 6 7687 0212 (MPR), +33 685 262 791 (LM)

e-mail: mariepierre.rossi@citroen.com; linda.martins@citroen.com


Mark Wilford, Russel Atkins

telephone (during the event): +358 14 685 062

mobile: +44 7770 756214 (MW), +44 7803 333186 (RA)

e-mail: mwilford@ford.com; ratkin58@ford.com


Anna Rudd

mobile: +44 7803 660786

e-mail : arudd@m-sport.co.uk


Marie-Pierre Rossi

mobile: +33 6 7687 0212

e-mail : mariepierre.rossi@citroen.com

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Stefan Moser, Ingo Roersch, Andre Dietzel

mobile: +49 152 22859259 (SM), +49 172 1499157 (IR), +49 175 723 46 (AD)

e-mail: Stefan.moser@volkswagen-motorsport.com;




Heike Bartsch, Katie Traxton, Nicoletta Russo

mobile: +49 176 601 33115 (HB), +44 7909 990565 (KT), +39 3397769566


e-mail : heike.Bartsch@mini.com; press@motorsport-italia.com


Glenn Patterson

mobile: +44 7872 470115

e-mail : glenn@reallycleverpr.com


Alessandro Barlozzi

mobile: +33 6 4223 5593

e-mail : alessandro.barlozzi@fr.michelin.com;alessandro.barlozzi@gmail.



Anna Rudd

mobile: +44 7803 660786

e-mail : arudd@m-sport.co.uk

18.7 Media Coverage


The host broadcaster of Neste Oil Rally Finland is MTV3. They will send several daily updates of the rally on the

nation-wide free-to-air channel MTV3, plus on their digital pay-tv channel MTV3 MAX, starting from Wednesday

1 August. The rally will also be covered daily in all the MTV3 sports news (Tulosruutu). Other channels will also

follow the rally in their daily sports news programmes.

Neste Oil Rally Finland programmes by MTV3 will be sent as follows (changes possible):

Wednesday 1.8.

MTV3 MAX 22.30–23.00

Thursday 2.8.

MTV3 MAX 18.45-20.30 SSS 2 Jokimaa LIVE

MTV3 22.35-22.50 LIVE from Paviljonki

MTV3 MAX 23.00-23.30

MTV3 01.05-01.35

Friday 3.8.

MTV3 MAX 14.45-15.15 LIVE from Paviljonki

MTV3 MAX 16.30-16.45 LIVE from Paviljonki

MTV3 MAX 19.30-21.15 SSS 12 Killeri LIVE

MTV3 MAX 22.30-23.00

MTV3 22.35-22.50 LIVE

MTV3 01.05-01.35

Saturday 4.8.

MTV3 MAX 07.45-09.45 Eye In The Sky – SS 13-14 – LIVE

MTV3 MAX 09.45-10.15 Eye In The Sky – SS 13-14

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MTV3 MAX 10.15-10.45 LIVE from Paviljonki

MTV3 MAX 10.45-11.15 Eye In The Sky – SS 13-14

MTV3 MAX 11.15-13.00 Eye In The Sky – SS 15-16 - LIVE

MTV3 MAX 13.00-13.30 Eye In The Sky – SS 15-16

MTV3 MAX 13.30-14.00 LIVE from Paviljonki

MTV3 MAX 14.00-15.30 Eye In The Sky – SS 15-16

MTV3 MAX 15.30-16.45 Eye In The Sky – SS 17 – LIVE

MTV3 MAX 16.45-17. 45 Eye In The Sky – SS 17

MTV3 MAX 17.45-19.00 Eye In The Sky – SS 18 (Power Stage) – LIVE

MTV3 MAX 19.00-20.00 Eye In The Sky – SS 17

MTV3 MAX 20.00-21.00 Eye In The Sky – SS 18 (Power Stage)

MTV3 MAX 21.00-21.45 Podium – LIVE

MTV3 MAX 21.45-22.30 Eye In The Sky – SS 18 (Power Stage)

MTV3 22.25-22.40

MTV3 MAX 22.30-23.00

MTV3 MAX 23.00-23.45

MTV3 02.10-02.40

MTV3 Internet TV Channel - Katsomo.fi

Wednesday 1.8.

Rally programmes from MTV3 and MTV3 MAX

Thursday 2.8.

Rally programmes from MTV3 and MTV3 MAX

Friday 3.8.

Rally programmes from MTV3 and MTV3 MAX

Saturday 4.8.

Rally programmes from MTV3 and MTV3 MAX

In addition, the rally will be covered daily in the MTV3 sports website www.mtv3.fi/ralli.

Official Rally Radio provides full coverage

Yle Radio Keski-Suomi will again be broadcasting the whole of Rally Finland in both Finnish and English. Coverage

of the 2012 event begins with Ruuhimäki Qualifying on the Wednesday evening. Listeners in the Lahti area will

enjoy coverage of Wednesday’s Qualifying and Thursday’s three Special Stages live on their local frequency. From

Ruuhimäki to Jyväskylä Paviljonki Podium Ceremony, Rally Radio’s highly experienced team will bring you all the

news and action from the Special Stages, the Service Park and the VIP village, driver interviews, behind-thescenes

gossip and much, much more. Rally Radio website carries links to a real-time results service and a range

of social media including Rally Radio’s popular Facebook page.

Follow the Rally Radio on 99.3 MHz in the Jyväskylä area, 97.0 MHz in northern Central Finland, 97.9 MHz on

Wednesday evening and all day Thursday in the Lahti area, or live on the internet at yle.fi/keskisuomi.

Official Rally Radio on air

Wednesday 1.8.

18.00-22.00 Ruuhimäki Qualifying

Thursday 2.8.

15.05-17.00 Warm-up studio

17.00-22.00 Day 1 of competition: 3 Special Stages

Friday 3.8.

06.00-07.30 Rally Radio Wake Up Show

7.30-21.00 Day 2 of competition: 9 Special Stages

21.00-24.00 R Rally Radio by Night

Saturday 4.8.

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05.00-07.00 Rally Radio Wake Up Show

07.00-21.45 Day 3 of competition: 6 Special Stages and Podium

19. Medical and Safety Service

19.1 Medical Information

At the administrative checks before the rally all drivers must present their Medical Certificate of Aptitude in

accordance with the FIA medical standards, and as given to them by their own ASN. Normally this Medical

Certificate of Aptitude is included to International Competitor´s License, but if it is not, competitor is responsible

to present a separate document.

A decision in accordance with Finnish law has been taken by the Health Care District Central Finland that an

individual living elsewhere than in Finland must pay the total cost of treatment received unless other provision

has been made in international agreements.

Residents of EU/EEA/ and Switzerland

By presenting your European Health Insurance Card, you will receive medical treatment on the same terms as

the local residents. However, not all doctors and hospitals operate within the reimbursement system, which

means that any costs you incur outside the system will have to be paid by yourself. As a general rule, public

health services are covered by the reimbursement system.

The European Health Insurance Card mainly covers emergency treatment in the event of an illness or injury

and other medically necessary treatment. You can also get medical treatment if you have a pre-existing chronic

condition that requires medical attention while you are abroad.

Please contact your national health insurance authorities to get your card before travelling to Finland.

Residents of other countries

If you are a resident of a country other than those mentioned above, the patient charge will be the equivalent of

the total cost of treatment plus the patient charge for an individual living in Finland.

Payment of the patient charge

If you require first aid, collection of the patient charge will be made as you leave hospital. Collection of the charge

will take place in advance in cases where you have agreed with the hospital on treatment that is not urgent.

Should an insurance institution be responsible for your patient charges, acceptable evidence of this must be

presented to the hospital.

All competitors living in the European Community should organise themselves a European Health Insurance Card

to be able to get free medical services at the communal health care centres and hospitals.

This card can be obtained from your local social services.

Medical Services in Service Park Paviljonki

There is a first aid room in the Rally HQ lobby, which is open during the opening hours of the Paviljonki building.

In addition to this, a medical unit will be set up in the service park of the rally, based in an ambulance as marked

in the service area map (Appendix 4.1). This medical unit will help you with any problems you may have and will

respond to any accidents that may occur in your service areas. The unit will be open as follows:

Wednesday 1 August 1600-2300

Thursday 2 August 0800-1500 and 2200-0100 (at least)

Friday 3 August 0615-2400 (at least)

Saturday 4 August 0645-2200 (at least)

You can reach the unit through rally control emergency numbers (in road book) or directly at +358 50 362 4376.

19.2 Medical and Safety Service phone numbers

Emergency numbers

General emergency number: 112

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Hospitals in the area

Jyväskylä: +358 14 269 1811

Jämsä: +358 14 717 31

Lahti (Päijät-Häme) +358 3 818 11

Police station

Jyväskylä +358 71 874 0521 Jämsä: +358 71 8746500

Lahti +358 71 8730 341 Keuruu: +358 71 874 7250

Towing Service

Jyväskylä area:

Hinausapu Hinaus-Team Oy +358 14 610 726, +358 400 241 207

Hinaus- ja kuljetuspalvelu Rantanen Oy +358 400 342381, +358 400 888 005

Hinausapu Mehtovuori +358 14 611 909, +358 20 747 9622 (24h Service)

Jyväskylä – Korpilahti:

Hinaus Javanainen +358 400 343 326


Laaksosen Autokorjaamo Ky +358 14 744 180

Lahti area:

Hinauspalvelu Hietamäki Oy +358 40 759 6901

Hinauspalvelu T.Virtanen +3583 7303700



Yliopiston Apteekki +358 203 20 200


Yliopiston Apteekki +358 3 0020200

Lahden tori apteekki +358 3 871710

20. Useful Facts and Information

20.1 General Facts about Finland


5.3 million, giving an average density of only 17.4 per sq. kilometre; annual growth rate 0.127%. Life expectancy

78.66 years. The demographic pyramid resembles that of most other industrial countries, with the middle-aged

groups predominating. Average household sizes 2.1 persons. 54% of the population live in single-family houses,

46% in apartment blocks; room area per person 36 sq. metres. 74% are urban-dwellers, with 1 million in Helsinki

and the adjacent cities of Espoo and Vantaa. Other major cities include Tampere, Turku, Oulu and Lahti.


338,145 sq. kilometres, of which 10% is water. There are more than 60,000 lakes in Finland. 7% of the land is

under cultivation, barley and oats being the main crops. Forests (mainly pine and spruce) cover 76% of the



The Finnish climate is considerably milder than one might expect from the country’s northerly location. There

are major variations in the seasons. During the rally, it is late summer and the weather may vary quite a lot,

although it is predominantly warm. It can be sunny and warm, well over 20 degrees Celsius or it can rain and be

only about 10 degrees Celsius.

Time zone

Finnish time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (UTC +2 hours). Daylight saving time is used from the

last Sunday of March to the last Sunday of September.

Sunrise - Sunset at Jyväskylä Airport (EFJY at N62 o 13’48” E025 o 43’48”)

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Wednesday August 1 sunrise at 04.41 sunset at 22.05

Thursday August 2 sunrise at 04.44 sunset at 22.02

Friday August 3 sunrise at 04.47 sunset at 21.59

Saturday August 4 sunrise at 04.49 sunset at 21.56

Civil twilight starts at about 03.30 and ends at about 23.00 at this time of the year.


Finnish 93.4% of the population

Swedish 5.5% of the population

English is spoken by almost everybody, German and French by some.

Currency and Banking

The Finnish currency unit is euro (€ or EUR), devided into 100 cents.

The denominations in circulation are:

Notes - 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros

Coins - 2 and 1 euros; 50, 20, 10 and 5 cents (2 and 1 cent coins not in active use in Finland).

Foreign currency may be exchanged in banks Monday to Friday at 9.30-16.30. Most banks display exchange rates

on their windows.

Current rates on 25 June 2012

1 € = 1,2494 USD 1 € = 0,8033 GBP 1 € = 41,4996 RUB

Banks in Jyväskylä:

Keski-Suomen Osuuspankki

Kauppakatu 22 (Pedestrian zone)

Sampo Pankki

Kauppakatu 37 (Pedestrian zone)


Kauppakatu 18 (Pedestrian zone)

Säästöpankki Optia

Kauppakatu 23

Banks in Lahti:

Päijät-Hämeen Osuuspankki

Aleksanterinkatu 20

Sampo Pankki

Aleksanterinkatu 8

Sampo Private Banking Lahti

Rautatienkatu 20 (Raliway Station)


Aleksanterinkatu 10

Automatic Teller Machines

All these banks have several cash dispensers all over the city. They usually operate on Visa/Eurocard. From the

ATMs you can withdraw notes in denominations of 20 and 50 €. The closest cash dispenser to the Rally HQ is in

Matkakeskus (the railway station). You can recognise the ATMs from an orange sign ”OTTO”.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are very widely accepted in hotels, car rental offices, department stores, restaurants, shops

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and most taxis. Foreign credit cards can be used to withdraw cash from almost all ATMs.

Medical Services

Medicines are sold at pharmacies (APTEEKKI). Usually pharmacies are open until 17.00 or 18.00. There is one

pharmacy (Yliopiston Apteekki) at Kauppakatu 39, which is open daily 08.00 – 23.00.

All hospitals have doctors on duty around the clock. In emergencies, patients should be directed to a health care

centre or hospital emergency unit. Dental care is mainly provided by private practitioners.


There are no regulations requiring visitors to Finland to have vaccinations.


The tap water is safe to drink.


The electric current in Finland is 230 Volts. Plugs and sockets are the same as in the continental countries of the

European Union.


There are pre-paid SIM cards available for your GSM mobile phones at ‘R-Kioski’ in various values.

20.2 City of Jyväskylä

Neste Oil Rally Finland has been hosted by the City of Jyväskylä since the very beginning of the event, for over 60

years. The role of the city has grown to be a more central one over the years, as the event has grown from a

modest concentration run for a handful of enthusiasts to a full-blown world level event.

General Information

The city of Jyväskylä was inaugurated as a town in 1837 and is located in the lake district of Central Finland. It is

easily reached by road, air and water. Lively, youthful Jyväskylä is Finland’s seventh largest city with a population

of almost 130 000. New Jyväskylä was formed at the beginning of 2009 as a result of the merger of Jyväskylä,

Jyväskylä Rural Municipality and Korpilahti. Today Jyväskylä is a bustling centre for business, education, sports

and culture. The Jyväskylä region – comprising of the city of Jyväskylä and six municipalities surrounding it – has

170 000 inhabitants.

Jyväskylä is a school and university town with 45 000 students during the academic year, providing a diversity of

educational offerings for people of all ages. The multi-disciplinary University of Jyväskylä and Jyväskylä University

of Applied Sciences and the Jyväskylä Vocational Institute are among Finland’s leading research and educational

institutions with an increasing number of international students.

Bustling Centre of Innovation

Jyväskylä is one of Finland’s five centres of growth. Special expertise can be found in the fields of paper

manufacturing and paper machinery as well as energy production, environmental, information, welfare and


In recent years, Jyväskylä has gained reputation as organiser of many national and international congresses and

fairs in the Jyväskylän Paviljonki Fair and Congress Centre.

Quality of Life

The landscape of Jyväskylä is varied with lakes, forests and hills within a walking distance of the city centre. The

Laajavuori skiing centre and recreation area with its new outdoor theatre facility provides excellent opportunities

for sports and other activities, and that is where the shakedown of the rally also takes place. Lively pedestrian

precinct and beautiful university campus right in the city centre are central places for different events. The trail

around Lake Jyväsjärvi is a great recreational area for both residents and visitors alike.

The Jyväskylä region is easily reached by land and air: the distance of 270 kilometres from Helsinki takes only 35

minutes by plane and some 3 hours by car or by rail. For more information about the city and what it can offer,

please log onto http://jyvaskylanseutu.fi/travel or e-mail travel@jkl.fi. For a city map, please see Appendix 2.4.

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20.3 City of Lahti

Lahti Region

The Lahti region is Finland’s fifth largest urban region. With its versatile range of services the City of Lahti forms

the centre of an economic region with 200,000 inhabitants, as well as a thriving business city. The surrounding

ridge and lake landscapes provide a natural living environment. Lahti is also the gateway to the Finnish Lake

District. The waterway stretching from Lake Vesijärvi via the Vääksy Canal to Lake Päijänne allows you to reach

as far as Central Finland by water.

Lahti occupies an ideal logistic location in the centre of Southern Finland, with good traffic connections to other

parts of Finland. Lahti is only an hour’s drive away from the greater Helsinki region and Helsinki-Vantaa

international airport. The new Helsinki–Lahti railway has shortened the travelling time from Helsinki to Lahti to

less than 50 minutes by train.

City of Innovations and Design

Lahti is one of Finland’s leading design cities. Designers educated in Lahti have gained international recognition

especially for their jewellery and industrial design. Other areas of expertise include metal, woodwork and

furniture industries. In addition, a lot of Finnish environmental expertise is concentrated in Lahti region focusing

especially on soil and water research, as well as waste treatment and recycling.

Lahti is internationally known for winter sports and it has hosted the Nordic World Ski Championships six times.

In addition, Lahti Symphony Orchestra has achieved international award and success for its accounts of Jean

Sibelius masterpieces.

The wood-built Sibelius Hall on a beautiful site by Lake Vesijärvi is a model of new technology and modern

wood construction. The architectural masterpiece plays host to both international congresses and classical and

entertainment concerts. The Sibelius Hall is worth visiting.

20.4 Other Rally Cities, towns and municiapalities

Notably the rally visits many other cities, town and municipalities in Central and Southern Finland. These include

such names as Laukaa, Konnevesi, Muurame, Jämsä, Kuhmoinen, Kärkölä, Hausjärvi, Mäntsälä, Heinola, Sysmä,

Hartola, Joutsa, Leivonmäki, Toivakka, Petäjävesi, Uurainen, Saarijärvi, Keuruu, Multia and Korpilahti.

20.5 Useful telephone numbers

International prefix is 999, area code, Central Finland 014 (+358-14 from abroad)

General emergency number:

Ambulance 112

Directory inquiries (telephone numbers, addresses) 020202 / 118 / 0100 100


Main Post Office at Jyväskylä (Itella) +358 200 71000

Vapaudenkatu 61, 40100 Jyväskylä

(Mon - Fri 9-20, Sat 9-14)

Main Post Office at Lahti (Itella) +358 200 71000

Mannerheiminkatu 13, 15140 Lahti

(Mon - Fri 9-20, Sat 9-14)

Courier Services

DHL Global Forwarding Oy +358 20 533 7777

DHL Express Finland Oy +358 30 45 345

TNT +358 800 188 800

Tourist Services

Jyväskylä Region Tourist Service:

Asemakatu 6, +358 14 266 0113

40100 Jyväskylä matkailu@jkl.fi

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(Mon - Fri 9-17, Sat 9-14)

Lahti Travel:

Rautatienkatu 22, +358 207 281 750

15110 Lahti info@lahtitravel.fi

(Mon - Fri 9-17)

Jyväskylä Airport

Lentoasemantie 70, +358 14 445 5701

41160 Tikkakoski

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

Finavia switchboard: +358 20 708 000 (between 8am-4pm)

Information 24h +358 200 14636

www.helsinki-vantaa.fi and www.finavia.fi


Blue1/SAS Central Reservations Centre +358 600 25831

Finnair (Customer Care Center, 24h a day) +358 600 140 140 (3.12 €/min)

Flybe only at internet: http://fi-en.flybe.com/

Estonian Air only at internet: http://estonian-air.com

Helicopter Companies

First Invest Oy/ Karelia Copters +358 400 457 868

Heliflite Oy

contact@heliflite.fi +358 16 532 100


Helikopterikeskus Oy

mail@helikopterikeskus.com +358 9 686 0630


Helitour Oy

info@helitour.fi +358 9 374 5100


Heliwest Oy

dick.lindholm@heliwest.fi +358 40 552 2122


Skärgårdshavets Helikoptertjänst Ab

info@shtab.com +358 18 17271


Jyväskylä Railway Station

Hannikaisenkatu 20 +358 600 41 900 (Switchboard)


Lahti Railway Station

Mannerheiminkatu 15 +358 600 41 900 (Switchboard)

15100 LAHTI


Jyväskylä area:

Jyväskylän Aluetaksi Oy +358 14 106 900

Keski-Suomen Aluetaksi Oy +358 14 106 444

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Lahti area:

Lahden Taksikeskus (Taxi Central) +358 600 300 41

Car Manufacturers’ Authorized Dealers in Jyväskylä

Audi, Volkswagen

Jyväskylän Autotarvike Oy +358 207 741 500

Aholaidantie 2, Jyväskylä

Fiat, Seat

Ahjoauto +358 207 751 560

Sorsastajantie 4, Jyväskylä

Volvo, Renault, Dacia

Hämeen Autovaruste Oy +358 10 5228 200

Kuormaajantie 8, Jyväskylä

Chrysler, Dodge, Huyndai. Nissan, Jeep

Autopale Oy +358 14 860 2200

Vasarakatu 5, Jyväskylä


Käyttöauto Oy +358 14 331 4600

Alasinkatu 2, Jyväskylä


OK-Auto Oy +358 10 5228 300

Kuormaajantie 5, Jyväskylä

Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Kia, Lancia, Mitsubishi

Delta auto +358 207 408 741

Itä-Päijänteentie 45, Jyväskylä

Opel, Citroën, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Chevrolet

AutoBest +358 207 990 600

Leipomonkuja 7, Jyväskylä

BMW, Mazda, Saab, Skoda, Subaru, Rover, Peugeot

Autotalo Laakkonen Oy +358 14 696 620

Palokankaantie 20, Jyväskylä

Honda, Toyota, Seat

Rinta-Joupin Autoliike +358 14 337 6300

Merasin 2, Jyväskylä

Car Manufacturers’ Authorized Dealers in Lahti

Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Kia, Lancia, Mitsubishi

Delta auto +358 207 408 751

Tupalankatu 5, Lahti

Mazda, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Subaru

Autotalo Laakkonen Oy +358 3 883 2200

Ajokatu 261, Lahti


Vesijärven Auto Oy +358 3 871 510

Myyntimiehenkatu 4, Lahti

Ford, Peugeot

Automaa Oy +358 10 7656 600

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Saksalankatu 28, Lahti

Alfa-Rome, Fiat, Citroën, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Chevrolet

MegaAuto +358 207 510 400

Alhonkatu 5, Lahti

Car Rental companies in Jyväskylä

Avis +358 424 7281

Väinönkatu 8, Jyväskylä

Hertz +358 20 555 2680

Vapaudenkatu 38, Jyväskylä

Europcar +358 40 306 2851

Aholaidantie 2, Jyväskylä

Jaatinen Rent +358 14 611 649

Vapaudenkatu 48-50, Jyväskylä

Matka-Rent Oy +358 14 675 789, +358 500 676 443

Ahjokatu 12, Jyväskylä

Scandia Rent +358 14 281 524

Hannikaisenkatu, Jyväskylä

Car Rental companies in Lahti

Avis +358 3 752 4130

Mannerheiminkatu 15, Lahti

Hertz +358 20 555 2700

Hakakatu 1, Lahti

Europcar +358 40 306 2860

Mannerheiminkatu 15, Lahti

Scandia Rent +358 3 782 7017

Aleksanterinkatu 37, Lahti

Tyre Dealers in Jyväskylä

Vianor Oy

Vasarakatu 3, Jyväskylä +358 10 401 3660

Lahdentie 131, Jämsä +358 10 401 3170

Mäntymäentie 4, Keuruu +358 10 401 3350

Jyväs-Rengas +358 14 675 773

Ahjokatu 11, Jyväskylä

MR-Rengas Ky +358 14 675 012, +358 400 643 221

Puulaakintie 4, Jyväskylä

Rengasnuora +358 14 410 1400, +358 400 646 580

Seppäläntie 1, Jyväskylä

Muuramen Rengaspiste +358 14 372 2091


Motor Sport Equipments

Björk Motorsport +358 40 561 6138

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Kuormaajantie 3, Jyväskylä

PrintSport +358 14 861 600, +358 40 301 1401

Liepeentie 18, Lievestuore

Euroracing +358 9 274 4460

Lahelantie 7, Tuusula

Autoracing +358 9 540 7800

Vattuniemenkatu 5, Helsinki

Windsreen Repairs

Lasi-Kalle +358 14 612 388

Kalevankatu 8, Jyväskylä

Jyväskylän Lasihuolto +358 14 217 332

Tapionkatu 4, Jyväskylä

Car Washing

Autopesula Clean Oy +358 40 086 8379

Laukaantie 1, Jyväskylä

Towing Services


Hinausapu Hinaus-Team Oy +358 14 610 726, +358 400 241 207

Hinaus- ja kuljetuspalvelu Rantanen Oy +358 400 342381, +358 400 888 005

Hinausapu Mehtovuori +358 14 611 909, +358 20 747 9622 (24h Service)

Jyväskylä – Korpilahti:

Hinaus Javanainen +358400 343 326


Laaksosen Autokorjaamo Ky +358 14 744 180

Copy shop and Sign Writer

KopiJyvä Oy +358 14 3342 800, +358 14 334 6400

Viitaniementie 15, Jyväskylä

Laundry Service


Vapaudenkatu 46, Jyväskylä +358 42 457 6029

Special Welding Services


Ainilankuja 9, Jyväskylä +358 400 649 525

Muurski Oy

Vasarakatu 11 +358 14 676 642

Gas Services

Kaasu-Matti +358 14 253 523

Laukaantie 16, Jyväskylä

Mobile Phone Rentals

Midare +358 14 24200 11

Kauppakatu 20, Jyväskylä

Official Rally Weather Service http//ilmanet.fmi.fi

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