Lauri Joona’s maiden Junior WRC podium escaped him in the closing moments of his first Junior WRC rally in Sweden 2020. The Finn made an impressive start and was sat third with a ten second gap over fourth on the final stage, then an untimely puncture in torrential rain saw him slip all the way to ninth. He had proven to everybody watching that he has the potential for some strong results and went on to win AKK’s Flying Finn Future Star Award. Joona is back for more Junior WRC action in 2021 and it’s just a matter of time before his first stage win and podium comes through.

Nationality FIN
Date of Birth 07.12.1996
Birthplace Finland
FIA Junior WRC debut 2020 (Rally Sweden)
FIA Junior WRC wins 1
FIA Junior WRC podiums 5
FIA Junior WRC stage wins 16
WRC3 wins 3
WRC3 podiums 6
WRC3 stage wins 44
Co-Driver Tuuka Shemeikka