Our guide to the WRC 3 category of this week's rally
- There are 10 crews in the WRC 3 class, which is dominated once again by Citroen DS3 RT drivers battling for the manufacturer’s ‘Top Driver’ series.
- WRC3 championship leader Sébastien Chardonnet tackled the rally in 2012 and hopes that knowledge will help him extend his advantage this week. The Frenchman’s closest rival, Quentin Gilbert, has a good record on gravel but is a newcomer to the Finnish rally.
- Keith Cronin, Saintéloc Racing’s Alastair Fisher [pictured] and Stéphane Consani are also leading contenders, as is Christian Riedemann who won the last round in Sardinia.
- Watch out too for Finland’s Jussi Vainionpää. The 24-year-old is a newcomer to WRC3, but as current leader of the Finnish Rally Championship in the SM2 category, local knowledge should stand him in good stead.