Jukka Korhonen saved the best until last when he scored his season’s best result of fifth place in the final round of the 2012 MSA British Rally Championship which took place with the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire.
Driving the Pirelli TEG Sport Skoda Fabia R2, the 27-year-old from Siikajarvi, who won last year’s Pirelli UK Star Driver award, gradually climbed the leader board from holding seventh place overall after opening day´s night stage in Dalby.
Along with co-driver Marko Salminen, Korhonen moved up to sixth place through the opening tests in Gale Rigg on Saturday before moving up to fifth in Cropton which he held to the final stage in Langdale.
- I had a small off in the dark on the opening stage and lost 30 seconds. We went over the ditch but luckily there were not any damages to the car. After that I was fastest R2 driver in every stage and I was happy with my driving, Jukka commented.
Just as importantly the crew took the lead in Class R2 and ended up being victorious at the Scarborough finish to take maximum points in class to consolidate third place overall in R2 class.
Also Korhonen scored vital points for the Pirelli TEG Sport Team in the Team’s Championship to end the season in style.
Stuart Newby, Team Owner: – This has been a good way to end the season with Jukka getting his best result and everything went to plan. After the SS1 he controlled the rally and set some good times which we were pleased with.