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Ogier is out now and before last rally Loeb has 8 point lead to Hirvonen.

The good news is Juho Hänninen won the Super 2000 (SWRC) subclass.



But that was real grim week in motor sports.
Week ago Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon died in Las Vegas IndyCar race and yesterday 250cc champion Marco Simoncelli died in MotoGP in Malaysia.

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Was sad to hear about both accidents - just awful.

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These things always seem to happen in twos! It was awful to hear about the news above.
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The last rally this week. Will Loeb take yet another championship or can Hirvonen end the longest ever time without a Finnish champion in the sport?
Next four days decide.


It also seems this may be last rally in the... mediocre career of Räikkönen.

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Well that's over. Hirvonen retires and Loeb takes eighth consecutive championship.
Räikkönen may get some points in his possibly last rally.


On the other news (about Finnish F1 champions): Mika Häkkinen has returned behind wheel after few years. He's driving a Le Mans series race in China this weekend.

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Bottas crashed in Macao F3 GP. No Finn has ever won this classic race. Salo and Kovalainen have been second. We were really hoping to make it this time, but no luck.

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The year starts tragically with death of five time enduro world champion Mika Ahola. 37-year-old Ahola died on internal injuries from a fall in december. He had announced retiring after the accident.


Rally season begins tomorrow with Monte Carlo.

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After the disasterous Monte Carlo, we had Swedish rally this week and with much better result: Hirvonen and Latvala took 1-2 for Finland! If we couldn't do it on snow, where then?
But Loeb was 6th and still leads in points with his win in Monte.

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Portugal rally was colorful, with several top drivers crashing. In the end Hirvonen won and now leads in total points, but that may not mean much as Loeb is second and he's the #1 driver of their team; when it's between them, Hirvonen may not be allowed to win.

Jevgeni Novikov was third, becoming youngest ever driver to get podium at 21 (and I suspect first ever Russian). Interestingly his co-driver is the oldest ever, 56.


Edit: ...and Hirvonen is disqualified for wrong parts. That's still uncertain, but looks bad.

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GP3 is series raced with European F1 events. The main race in at saturday and second "sprint race" at sunday.

We have two Finns in the series this year - as last year winner Bottas became Williams test driver.
In Barcelona Aaro Vainio was 3rd and 5th and Matias Laine 5th and 3rd. They are now 3rd and 4th in points.
7 more reces to go.

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