Finnish championship at Hyvinkää

by Eddi Laumanns |

The sixth and final round of the Finnish Rallycross Championship (SM) was held on Saturday September 10 at the Hyvinkään Rallicrossrata at Hyvinkää. While 2010 SM winner Toomas Heikkinen had left his native series to concentrate on the ERC it was multiple Finnish champion Atro Määttä who claimed his third 2011 overall victory as well as his fifth Rallycross title (2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011).

After the start of the all decisive A final it was Honda campaigner Sami Pakkala who took the early lead, but the protégé of Rallycross legend Matti Alamäki was not able to keep his Civic of the 8th generation for the whole race in front of the Määttä Ford Focus I, but eventually made it to second and the SM bronce medal. Championship leader prior to Hyvinkää was Jukka Lautamäki, but after reaching the chequered flag of the last race of the season in third position the Ford Focus driver became the series runner-up to his make colleague Määttä.

In the SRC category it was Swedish guest driver Fredrik Tiger who won the A final from his Finnish competitors, but as Tiger had not registered for the championship the BMW pilot did not get any points for his success. Therefore the full Bingo pot went to his runner-up Joni-Pekka Rajala, who thereby snatched the SRC title away from under the nose of top favourite Jari-Pekka Kokko.


  • Supercar – Final Results:
  • 1. Atro Määttä (FIN) Ford Focus I
  • 2. Sami Pakkala (FIN) Honda Civic VIII
  • 3. Jukka Lautamäki (FIN) Ford Focus I
  • 4. Pertti Tapojärvi (FIN) Mitsubishi Lancer E6
  • 5. Pekka Keski-Korsu (FIN) Ford Focus I
  • 6. Janne Kanerva (FIN) Škoda Fabia I
  • Final Standings:
  • 1. Atro Määttä 86 points
  • 2. Jukka Lautamäki 80
  • 3. Sami Pakkala 76
  • 4. Ari Perkiömäki 74
  • 5. Janne Kanerva 65
  • 6. Teemu Pätsi 55
  • SRC – Final Results:
  • 1. Fredrik Tiger (S) BMW E36 Coupé
  • 2. Joni-Pekka Rajala (FIN) Ford Escort VII
  • 3. Niklas Ehrnsten (FIN) Volvo 940
  • 4. Juha-Pekka Matilla (FIN) BMW E46
  • 5. Kari Urilla (FIN) Volvo S40 I
  • 6. Jari-Pekka Kokko (FIN) Ford Escort VII
  • Final Standings:
  • 1. Joni-Pekka Rajala 91 points
  • 2. Jari-Pekka Kokko 89
  • 3. Niklas Ehrnsten 74
  • 4. Jukka-Pekka Peltokangas 72
  • 5. Juha-Pekka Mattila 58
  • 6. Topi Kannonlahti 55


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

« »