Fisher heads the WRC Academy standings following his victory in Portugal and second place finish in Greece. He wants to build on his strong early season form by beating his rapid rivals on the high-speed Jyvaskyla-based event in early August.
“If you can be fast in Finland it means a lot, it is such a prestigious rally,” said the 23-year-old from Northern Ireland. “The competition in Finland is definitely going to be tough.”
On his Rally Finland debut last season, Fisher impressed by setting four fastest times in the WRC Academy to lead by 28 seconds before he slid off the road, struck a bank and retired.
“Even though we’d built a lead of 28 seconds we still had to commit to our pace notes and keep pushing because the moment you back off you lose your rhythm and too much time, which is always difficult to recover,” said Fisher.
“The stages are so fast and so difficult because of all the blind crests. It’s easy to make mistakes and just the smallest mistakes are punished very heavily.”