Our guide to the Junior WRC category of this week's rally
- Neste Oil Rally Finland is the third round of the 2013 Junior WRC Calendar and a radically different challenge for the young drivers after the slower, rougher rounds in Portugal and Greece.
- Driving identical Ford Fiesta R2s running GEM bio-fuel and shod with Hankook tyres, the 11 Junior WRC drivers will tackle the opening 19 stages of the main event, including the legendary Ouninpohja, with the competition concluding at midday on Saturday.
- Finnish newcomers this season Andreas Amberg and Niko Nieminen are both eager to put on a good show for the home crowd, but expect Nieminen to be cautious early on as he gets used to working with new co-driver Ari Koponen.
- Series leader Pontus Tidemand from Sweden and his closest rival José Suárez from Spain are tipped to do well, as is Estonian Sander Pärn who lies third in the standings. On this third outing on Rally Finland, Parn hopes his experience of similar rallies in his home country will give him an advantage.