Finnish Rally Championship 2013
Rallying and rally cars are going through major changes internationally. New teams are coming in to the sport and new homologations are developed by the FIA. These changes reflect on the Finnish Rally Championship, both as new machinery introduced to it, as well as old machinery needing national regulations for keeping them up to date. These challenges we try to face with the new Championship regulations, in order to secure the future of the series and to enhance both the interest of the competitors and the fans.
The Finnish Rally Championship (FRC) is the Number 1 Championship in Finnish motorsport, which also has a very good reputation internationally. There are seven events in the FRC, of which three will be driven in the winter and four in the summer. New events will be joining the Championship, and many of them are developing their event into the direction of a two-day format.
Three drivers´ Champions will be crowned: 4WDs and two different classes in 2WDs. Separate classifications will be published for drivers, co-drivers and teams (4WD only) in the following classes:
SM1 4WD: FIA R4 ja R5, Super 2000 Rally, FIN R 4WD, Group N over 2000 cm3 and WRC-autot (homologation variants 31.12.2002 or earlier)
SM2 Super2: FIA R3, FIN R 2WD and Group N up to 2000 cm3 and Super 1600, as well as Diesel cars in Groups N and A
SM3 2WD-R: FIA R1 and R2 up to 1600 cm3
Points will be awarded to the 15 best drivers in each event, in all classes.
Finnish Rally Cup, the Suomi Cup, runs as a support event in the FRC events. The seven classes and eligible cars are as follows:
Class SC4 Group F, free cylinder volume
Class SC5 FIN R and Group A up to and including 1400 cm3
Class SC6 V1600 (nationally homologated standard cars)
Class SC7 Historic -69 and -75, up to and including 1600 cm3
Class SC8 Historic -69 and -75, over 1600 cm3
Class SC9 Historic -81 and -85, up to and including 1600 cm3
Class SC10 Historic -81 and -85, over 1600 cm3
In the four Historic classes, each class is awarded its own points according to the number of starters, but only one Cup winner will emerge at the end of the season based on overall points standings in the four classes.
The organisers of the events are free to take other support classes, such as A juniors or Historic cars.
Please check Regulations for more information! (Coming soon!)