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 directly north from Lahti. On Saturday the rally returns to more familiar setting from the last few years, when route heads to the Lammi region west of Lahti. Both regions offer international and local drivers the most memorable of experiences on the legendary Finnish gravel roads.
The start and finish ceremonies are once again at the picturesque harbor of Lahti and rally HQ including the service park and media center are situated at the Lahti Sports and Fair Centre.
The reconnaissance takes place on Wednesday and Thursday the 12th and 13th of August. The international competition is once again joined by the national event, this year called the Top Building Rally. Options for participating are a two-day rally with reconnaissance or a single day rally on Saturday without reconnaissance and pace notes.