Rallying history will be made in Lahti in August

Esa Peltonen and Toyota Starlet, fast combination everywhere. Photo by Jarmo Mäki. The international Lahti Historic Rally has been organised annually in Lahti since 2002, excluding in 2020, when the international event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and only the national Top Building Rally took place. This year the organising of the international event has been progressing normally with hopes of a more traditional version of Lahti Historic Rally to take place in August. However, big plans have been in motion in the background and as a result we are proud to able to welcome the Finnish Historic Rally Trophy series into the Lahti Historic Rally family! HRT is the most popular historic rallying series in Finland and combined with the FIA European Historic Rally Championship competitors we…
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Lahti Historic Rally organizer hosts the national Top Building Rally (NEAFP) on August 15th

Rallying will once again take place in Lahti, or actually in Lammi this summer, as the Lahti Historic Rally organizer hosts the national Top Building Rally on August 15th! The rally will consist of 84 kilometres of special stages split into two identical loops of three stages near by Lammi. The organizer has made sure almost any competitor can enter the event, as a myriad of classes are provided allowing even international participants. Naturally the rally will follow all guidance and ruling by the local sporting and legal authorities in respect to the COVID-19 situation, including limiting close contacts between personnel in all parts of the event. More information is provided directly to competitors and spectators before the event. We wish to see a diverse and exciting group of entrants…
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Lahti Historic Rally 2020 cancelled

Winners 2019 Esa Peltonen-Jyrki Saarto / Toyota Starlet 1300 Lahti Historic Rally, the Finnish round of the FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship scheduled to take place in August has been cancelled due to the global COVID-19 situation and the resulting traveling restrictions that would have made it difficult if not impossible for the international competitors to arrive in Finland. So far most of the events in the FIA EHS Rally Championship of 2020 have either been cancelled or postponed, with only the rallies in Italy and Switzerland later in the autumn maintaining their dates. At the original date, the Lahti event would have been the season opener and August fast approaching, competitors would have had to start making travel preparations already.The organising committee felt the only responsible decision was…
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Lahti Historic Rally 2020

Lahti Historic Rally 2020 The international Lahti Historic Rally 2020 will take place from Friday 14th to Saturday 15th of August. The competition is the seventh of the nine rounds of the FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship series. The first two events of this season, the Costa Brava in Spain and the Sanremo Rally Storico in Italy, have however been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizer of Lahti Historic Rally pays close attention to development of the global situation, but so far, the preparations continue as planned. The route of the upcoming Lahti Historic Rally contains around 150 competitive kilometers in six different special stages, all of them driven twice. The first two loops are driven on Friday when the rally heads to the region of Sysmä…
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Lahti Historic Rally was first driven in 2002, although it wasn't until the next year when the event first time debuted in the FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship. Traditionally the event has also been supplemented with a national rally event, this year known as the AD Varaosaexpert Rally, which is also open to international drivers with cars following the Finnish technical regulations. The Lahti Historic Rally will open with the traditional ceremonial start at the Lahti harbour and the same beautiful lake-side venue will also host the end of the rally celebrations and price giving. On Friday (August 9), the first Lahti Historic Rally car will start from the harbour market square at 10.01AM and the AD Varaosaexpert Rally competitors will follow directly after the EHSRC crews. The same procedure…
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