JUNIOR RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
Just 18-year old Juuso Nordgren with his co-driver Mika Stenberg confirmed Finnish Junior Rally Championship title on the last event. The junior championship includes 5 events, which all are driven “blind”, so no pacenotes allowed. Nordgren won 4 events , and in one he retired. Before Nordgren this title has been won by some famous names in world of rallying: Markku Alen, Marcus Grönholm and Juha Salo. Juuso Nordgren has been contracted as “junior-driver” in the line-up of Peugeot Sport Finland alongside with Juha Salo for Finnish Rally Championship for 2016. Nordgren will drive for FRC 2WD title with his 208R2, as Salo will chase his 10th title with 208T16 R5 on 4WD class of FRC.
FINNISH RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
Peugeot 208 T16 R5-driver Juha Salo with his co-driver Marko Salminen, won earlier the Finnish Rally Championship title by also winning the last event in Tampere. Title is 9th for Juha Salo and first for Peugeot in 9 years as.
Here is the list of Peugeot – winners so far:
1959: Esko Keinänen Peugeot 403
1988: Sampsa Junnila Peugeot 205 GTI 1900
2000: Sebastian Lindholm Peugeot 206 WRC
2002: Sebastian Lindholm Peugeot 206 WRC
2003: Sebastian Lindholm Peugeot 206 WRC
2004: Sebastian Lindholm Peugeot 206 WRC
2005: Kosti Katajamäki Peugeot 206 WRC
2006: Sebastian Lindholm Peugeot 206 WRC
2015: Juha Salo Peugeot 208 T16 R5
2015: Juuso Nordgren 208R2 (Junior Championship)