Finnish legends to go head-to-head at Race Retro

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Finnish rally legends Ari Vatanen and Markku Alén will once again return to the rally stage after being confirmed as the latest special guests to appear at Race Retro, which celebrates its 15th anniversary from 26-27 February. 

Vatanen and Alén are poised to take part in a ‘clash of the titans’ on Stoneleigh Park’s bespoke Live Rally Stage, which will play host to a series of flat-out demonstration runs from 70-80 Group B and Group C rally cars.  

“I am very much looking forward to joining Race Retro and seeing all the rally fans over the weekend,” said Vatanen. “To get to drive these fantastic cars again is an honour and I can’t wait!”

Acting show director Lee Masters said: “Vatanen and Alén are larger than life characters who are guaranteed to delight the crowds. To have them with us at the show is one thing but to have them in action, driving these amazing Group B cars on our rally stage is something you won’t see anywhere else. We are thrilled to have them as part of our 15th show.”

“I am delighted to be invited to this great event and look forward to driving on the rally stage with my old friend Ari,” said Alén. “It will be a great weekend and I look forward to meeting fellow enthusiasts.”

Vatanen and Alén will be in action across both days of demonstrations. Click here to book tickets

Fancy taking part? We found this stunning ex-Vatanen Peugeot 205 T16 up for sale.

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