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Championship status
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Rally Finland 2008 counts for:

2008 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers/Co-drivers
2008 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
2008 FIA Production Car World Championship (for drivers)
2008 FIA Junior World Championship (for drivers)

Facts
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 448th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 9 of 15 
 Official name: Neste Oil Rally Finland 
 Edition: 58th 
 Date: from Thursday 31-Jul-2008 to Sunday 3-Aug-2008 
 Rally HQ: Jyvaskyla, Central Finland; Finland 
 Clerk of the Course: Kai Tarkiainen 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 109  
 Starters: 99  
 Finishers: 68 (68.7% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 24 
 Shortest: 2.06km(SS1 SSS Killeri 1)
 Longest: 23.09km(SS22 Lankamaa)
 Slowest: 92.12km/h(SS1 SSS Killeri 1)
 Fastest: 126.32km/h(SS8 Urria)
 Planned stage distance: 340.42km(23.3% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 340.42km(23.3% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 1,121.16km
 Total distance: 1,461.58km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 42nd win and 67th podium for Sebastien Loeb.
 Second place was 26th podium for Mikko Hirvonen. 
 Third place was 6th podium for Christopher Atkinson. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 48th win and 111th podium for Citroen.
    Second place was 245th podium for Ford.
    Third place was 128th podium for Subaru.
Sebastien Loeb
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Leading from start to finish, Loeb vanguished Hirvonen in a thrilling battle and fulfilled a dream of many years: winning the Rally Finland. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Chris Atkinson
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No fewer than six different drivers occupied third place during the rally. In the end it was Subaru's Chris Atkinson who held that place, following an ever-improving drive. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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Toni Gardemeister
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Suzuki debuted their mildly revised SX4 WRC and experienced Gardemeister finished in points despite potentially dangerous off-road excursion, hurt arm and mechanical problems. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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Turkey 2008
Deutschland 2008
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