6.9.2020 – Esapekka Lappi and Kimmo Kurkela enjoyed rallying with JanPro Racing Ford Fiesta RS WRC in Estonia

Due worldwide Covid-19 pandemic the engines of rally cars have been in rest mode for over a half year. However now after a cancellation after cancellation the competition finally got underway at Estonia.

JanPro Racing were very happy to compete with Esapekka Lappi and co-driver Janne Ferm in RedGrey Lõuna-Eesti Rally and with Kimmo Kurkela and co-driver Reeta Hämäläinen at first-ever WRC Rally Estonia.

Both drivers were very happy for trouble-free runs and the performance of JanPro Racing Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

Final Results WRC Rally Estonia 2020:
1. Ott Tänak & Martin Järveoja, Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, 1:59:53.6
2. Graig Breen & Paul Nagle, Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, +22.2sec
3. Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia, Toyota Yaris WRC, +26.9sec

9. Kimmo Kurkela & Reeta Hämäläinen, JanPro Racing Ford Fiesta WRC, +15:42.1sec

Final Results 18th RedGrey Lõuna-Eesti Rally 2020: Top-5:
1. Ott Tänak & Martin Järveoja, Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, 48:28.2
2. Kalle Rovanperä & Jonne Halttunen, Toyota Yaris WRC, +13.7sec
3. Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia, Toyota Yaris WRC, +29.0sec
4. Esapekka Lappi & Janne Ferm, JanPro Racing Ford Fiesta WRC, +1:46.8sec
5. Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul, Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, +2:18.6sec

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JanPro Racing – 25 years of experience from WRC

JanPro Racing is a new Rally Team which owns and rents Ford Fiesta RS WRC for customers who want to compete in top level rally car either in World Rally Championship series/events or other regional or national series/events.

Team manager Janne Tuohino introduced the car and the team in WRC Rally Sweden 2019. He has over 25 years of experience from rallying in its’ many levels and he is surrounded with professional and highly qualified motorsport people.

With new service truck, hardware and professional staff JanPro Racing can offer a highly competitive package for ”future rally stars”, experienced semi-professional driver or gentlemen driver.

Please ask your personal offer!

Highly experienced team Manager Janne Tuohino
  • Date of Birth: 22.5.1975
  • Place of Residence: Dubai (Emirates)
  • Family relations: Wife, Two children
  • First rally: 1993 Kiiminki Rallysprint (Finland)
  • First WRC event: 1996 WRC Rally Finland
  • WRC-events in total: 48

Career highlights:

  • 2010 2nd in WRC Rally Sweden S2000 (Ford Fiesta S2000)
  • 2005 Skoda Manufacturer driver
  • 2004 Best privateer in WRC Series (9th in overall standings) (Ford Focus RS WRC)
  • 2004 4th in WRC Rally Sweden as a Ford Manufacturer driver (Ford Focus RS WRC)
  • 2002 3rd in JWRC (Citroen Saxo)
  • 2001 Finnish Rally Champion (Group-A, Toyota Corolla WRC)

Ford Fiesta RS WRC – Championship winning rally car!

In season 2017 FIA introduced ”new era” World Rally Car. In seasons 2017 and 2018 british M-Sport driver Sebastien Ogier won the title of World Rally Champion with Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

Now two seasons later JanPro Racing is the first privateer team which rents the car for customers.

– The idea of running an own team after my active career has been in my mind. Now when this kind of opportunity came around I decide to take it an therefore JanPro Racing is now the first private WRC team in the World which rents a modern WRC car for rally drivers. Our Ford Fiesta RS WRC Rally car is available for renting with tailor-made package according the needs of each customer. JanPro Racing is in co-operation with M-Sport in WRC events and in other events our own team and mechanics takes care of the car and all services during the rally. This is very unique project and opportunity in the World, Tuohino tells.

Please see our team & car info as well as look the pictures & videos from previous events!

Technical specifications
  • Engine type: In-line four cylinder, 1.6 litre, turbo direct injection
  • Bore x Stroke: 83.0 mm / 73.9 mm
  • Power (max): 380 hp (280 kW) at 6,000 rpm
  • Torque (max): 450 Nm at 5,500 rpm
  • Transmission type: Four-wheel drive
  • Gearbox: Six-speed sequential developed by M-Sport and Ricardo with hydraulic shift
  • Differentials: Mechanical front and rear differentials with active centre differential
  • Clutch: Multi disc clutch developed by M-Sport and AP Racing
  • Suspension: MacPherson struts with Reiger adjustable dampers
  • Steering: Power-assisted rack and pinion
  • Brakes on gravel: 300mm Brembo ventilated discs with Brembo four-piston monoblock calipers
  • Brakes on tarmac: 370mm/355mm Brembo ventilated discs with Brembo four-piston monoblock calipers
  • Wheels: 8 x 18 inch for tarmac, 7 x 15 inch for gravel ; Michelin tyres
  • Length: 4.130 mm
  • Width: 1.875 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.493 mm
  • Weight: 1.190 kg minimum / 1.350 kg with crew
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Janne Tuohino, team manager
tel. +358 500 905 011
email. info@janproracing.com

Jani Kekoni, media & PR
tel. +358 40 515 6870
email. media@janproracing.com

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