Kimi Räikkönen is testing his WRC car on
Mid-Finland’s snowy roads at the moment. Räikkönen started testing on
Friday and will continue on Saturday.
"Next week he will make pace notes for Arctic Rally and then it takes off," Kimi’s PR manager Riku Kuvaja told.
According to Kuvaja the testing program after Arctic rally hasn’t been determined yet.
Kimi Räikkönen got a good starting number to Arctic Lapland. He is going to take off right after his team mate Dani Sordo (check out the entry list here).
After Sordo and Räikkönen the N-group’s top names will take off
starting with Juha Salo. Räikkönen’s starting number is excellent
unless it’s snowing.
"If there is even 5cm more new snow it’s going to be hopeless
and everybody would want to have five cars in front to clear the road.
If the conditions are ideal the starting order has no meaning," Heikki
The other A-group cars leave after the N-group. A completely new
class was made up for Räikkönen and Sordo because the other WRC cars
aren’t according to the new international standards.