Reading time < 10 minutes RALLIRINKI interviewed Estonian rallying hero Markko Märtin and he took us to an in-depth talk on how he experienced the highly competitive 2003 event. Here you will learn why he made that daredevil jump on Ouninpohja, what exactly caused his biggest close call in the event and what Märtin and Burns … Jatka lukemista #ReliveRallyFinland2003 – Markko Märtin: “There was no way we could’ve both finished the rally driving that fast”
On the final day of Rally Finland 2003 Richard Burns, Carlos Sainz and Petter Solberg literally started the event all over again, only half a second separating the three after two days of driving. Eventually the final day was a great battle between Burns and Solberg – which the Norwegian took to his benefit and … Jatka lukemista #ReliveRallyFinland2003 – Petter Solberg: “If I wanted to win Richard, I knew I had to go a little bit over the limit”
It’s clear without saying Marcus Grönholm was extremely disappointed when retiring from the lead of Rally Finland 2003 on the second run of Ouninpohja stage. Rallirinki called Grönholm and asked how he remembers that year now. Reading time < 4 minutes Peugeot driver Marcus Grönholm started his 2003 season as a reigning World Champion. He … Jatka lukemista #ReliveRallyFinland2003 – Grönholm: ”That moment I just wanted to pack up and go home”
Reading time < 8 minutes Rally Finland 2003 marks the last WRC event 1981 World Champion and a true rallying philosopher Ari Vatanen entered. #RALLIRINKI contacted Vatanen for an interview about the 2003 event, but it turned out, as expected, to a lengthy discussion about everything else as well. When the phone rang and the … Jatka lukemista #ReliveRallyFinland2003 – When Gravel is the Salt of Life – Ari Vatanen tells how Rally Finland 2003 fits into his bigger picture
15 years on, but still every now and then on rallies one can hear someone asking: ”Markko, Markko, kus sa oled?” This line is from 2003 Rally Finland ad campaign which riduculed the foreign drivers. RALLIRINKI went on and sought out the people responsible for this memorable campaign. Reading time < 4 minutes Rally Finland … Jatka lukemista #ReliveRallyFinland2003: Who did come up with the ad ”Markko, Markko, where are you” and how it would’ve continued?
Reading time < 4 minutes Rally Finland 2003 didn’t have much quantity in its entry list, but the emphasis was surely on the quality. Entry list included five former winners of the event and also five future winners of the event. RALLIRINKI walks through how Rally Finland 2003 were set before the event. Season 2003 … Jatka lukemista #RelieveRallyFinland2003 – Five winners, six manufacturers, seven world champions
Reading time < 2 minutes 15 years ago Rally Finland 2003 had a number of winner candidates, but two of them were to be taken more seriously than others: Then three-time Rally Finland winner Marcus Grönholm and the blindingly fast Markko Märtin. RALLIRINKI called both drivers and interviewed them for #ReliveRallyFinland2003. On pretty much every … Jatka lukemista #ReliveRallyFinland2003 – Märtin vs. Grönholm: Psychological games or genuine fear, both drivers were confident about winning