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The rally championship of Russia Midnight Sun 2012 starts in Lahdenpohja

The race track of the Midnight Sun 2012 rally

The race track of the Midnight Sun 2012 rally

On June, 22-23 Lahdenpohja hosts competitions of the Midnight Sun 2012 autorally. The competition which is the 4th stage of the Russian rally championship of 2012, the 5th stage of the championship of the Northwest Federal District of Russia and the 2nd stage of Michelin Cup will welcome about 80 crews.

Among them there are participants from Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, Ekaterinburg, Perm, Maikop, Smolensk, Yaroslavl, Rostov-on-Don, Tyumen and other cities of Russia, as well as sportsmen from Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Ukraine.

The race track of the rally is divided in two sections, it is 264 kilometers long, 56 km of which are four high-speed sites. On June, 22 participants will have the technical inspection and test rides, the start of the competition takes place on June, 23 at 10:30 a.m.

As representatives of the of the Automobile Federation of St.-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region have mentioned, Midnight Sun 2012 autorally has a long, almost semicentenial, history. The first start of the competition took place 1963. Since then the race was held almost annually. Lahdenpohja region of Karelia has become the venue for the competition since 1995.

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Created: June 20, 2012. Last updated: June 21, 2012.
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