Per Eklund Wins FIA RallyCross Championship In Finland

Posted on 22. Oct, 2009 by in 2000-2009, Personalities


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Per Eklund Wins FIA RallyCross Championship In Finland in his Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan.

Here are the details below thanks to Mike Jager.


Eklund wins in Finland!

This weekend (October 3-4) the third and final 2009 Candidate Event for the FIA European Rallycross Championship takes place at Kouvola in Finland. Greinbach (Austria – May 16-17) and Stjørdal (Norway – June 20) were the other Candidate Events that went underway earlier this season.
The evaluation of those three Candidate Events together with the evaluation of the past ten 2009 events will be discussed among the members of the FIA Off-Road Commission in order to be able to release the 2010 calendar. It is expected that the 2010 calendar will be announced on October 14 following the next FIA Off-Road Commission meeting.

The Finnish event was run in mixed weather conditions and won by Per Eklund who led home new Finnish champion Atro Määttä (Focus) and Harri Arola (Mitsubishi Lancer E6).

Results Division 1

1. Per Eklund (S), SAAB 9-3 SportSedan
2. Atro Määttä (FIN), Ford Focus
3. Harri Arola (FIN), Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
4. Jari Järvenpää (FIN), Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
5. Sami Pakkala (FIN), Honda Civic Type-R
6. Ilkka Kiviniemi (FIN), Toyota Corolla

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  1. anonymous

    22. Oct, 2009

    Great, I love those results – Finns all around, but the only outsider is Per in the first place with Swedish Saab 😀 I guess Finns at the event were not happy 🙂
    Besides, this is the only racing heritage Saab can relate to nowadays – real competition, real results. The rally successes of 96 and 99 are nice history, only it has 0 relevance to modern Saabs. Too bad Saab has so little to do with Per Eklund and his racing.

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  2. Ryan

    22. Oct, 2009


    I know, Saab needs to be more of a part of this and also recruit a young new generation for competition.

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