Team MRF Tyres Champions in Finnish Rally Championship 2021
Emil Lindholm take Driver’s Championship in Finland
Team MRF Tyres has taken victory in the Finnish Rally Championship (Ralli SM) and the SM KokUA 60-v Juhlaralli this weekend. Emil Lindholm and Reeta Hämäläinen dominated the final round of the season in Finland and took victory in a hard-fought championship.
Going into the final round, it was a winner-take-all scenario with the top three drivers separated by just seven points. Team MRF Tyres was on the pace from the first of the ten-stage competition with Lindholm winning the Skriko stage. It was a lead that he would build on through the first day to end the Saturday action in first place but with a lead of just 2.9 seconds.
The pressure was intense for the four Sunday stages, that featured 74km of action. The long stages meant that drivers would have to push and keep their concentration over a long period of time.
Lindholm was supreme, never relinquishing his lead in his quest to win the Championship. The Team MRF Tyres Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo was exceptional with the entire team operating without mistakes.
The 2021 Finnish Rally Championship was the first full season for Team MRF Tyres in Finland, one of the most competitive Championships in the world. Beginning with the European Rally Championship in 2020, Team MRF Tyres has now expanded to rallies in Finland and in Italy with great success. While Lindholm celebrates his Championship success, Team MRF Tyres will be back on stage next weekend in the FIA European Rally Championship’s Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras with Dani Sordo and Simone Campedelli at the wheel.
Emil Lindholm, Driver, Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo (Champion), said” “It is a great feeling to have won the championship. It is a great reward for the all the hard work at Team MRF Tyres. I have learnt a lot by participating in this year’s championships. The Finnish Championship is one of the most respected events in the world of national rally series. To survive in Finland the tyres have to tackle different conditions like snow, ice and composition from different gravel roads. This victory is a result of some great team work.”