So - this weekend a rally was held in Finland - SM TeijoTalot Ralli.
Of course, our young rocket ship driver N.Gryazin was there as well! Overall there were 99 crews on the starting line and they had to finish eight stages in two days.
After the first day and first three stages in the leading position was our own N.Gryazin and Y.Federov in their Škoda Fabia R5 and the Finnish rally champion Eerik Pietarinen was only 0,8 sec behind him. Emil Lindholm was third - but not for long.
After the first two stages of the second day, Gryazin managed to make the gap between him and Emil 9,7 secs big and Pietarinen took the third position. In the last three stages, Gryazin showed some great speed and that lead him to a beautiful victory.
"It's a great feeling to win here in Finland. Finnish rallies are very challenging, but the roads are amazing. It's an accomplishment that I have learned to control my rocket on roads like these, stages like these and can win because the competition is really up there. "
This was Gryazins 6th rally in Finland this year and up till now the highest place he took was third. This was his first win in Finland.
From all of us here in SRT - Nikolay, you are on a roll here and we can't wait to support your ongoing success in ERC Liepāja in a couple of weeks!