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Asunmaa fourth in FRC Mikkeli
28.08.2022  |  169
Teemu Asunmaa and Ville Mannisenmäki in SM Ralli Mikkeli. Photo: Hannu Rainamo/Hannuphoto
Teemu Asunmaa and Ville Mannisenmäki in SM Ralli Mikkeli. Photo: Hannu Rainamo/Hannuphoto
Teemu Asunmaa, 35, along with his co-driver Ville Mannisenmäki, 27, have placed fourth in the sixth event of the FRC season, SM Ralli Mikkeli. The penultimate round of the season didn’t go as planned. Fourth place keeps Asunmaa fourth in championship standings.

Asunmaa’s SM Ralli Mikkeli started with difficulties after going wide on a junction on the opening stage. Third fastest time on SS2 kept Asunmaa in top 5 after two stages.

-We stalled the car on the braking and went wide because of that, and had a quick spin on a field to get the car oriented the right way. Otherwise there were no major events, it’s just not going for us. Driving on the big roads is not good, I just don’t trust my pacenotes now.

The day’s second leg consisted of two stages. Asunmaa was fifth on both of them staying fifth overall by the time of day’s second service break.

-The issue is the same as in Secto Rally Finland. The car and tires are working great, but it’s tough for me.

On the last three stages Asunmaa was fifth and twice fourth fastest, finishing fourth overall.

-We didn’t really push anymore on the last leg. The time differences are so big there was no point in pushing in order to avoid any mistakes.

Asunmaa is already focusing on the final round of FRC in Kouvola.

-Thankfully there’s a bit of time for it and we don’t need to think about it yet. A big thank you and apologies for my cooperation partners, the way is up and that’s where we are aiming.

Finnish Rally Championship continues with the final round of SM O.K. Auto-Ralli in Kouvola from 30th of September to 1st of October.

Overall results of SM Ralli Mikkeli:
1. Mikko Heikkilä 51:12,7   Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
2. Juha Salo 51:56,2 +43,5 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
3. Egon Kaur 51:58,1 +45,4 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
4. Teemu Asunmaa 52:34,4 +1:21,7 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
5. Aleksi Röyhkiö 52:54,4 +1:46,7 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
 
Special stage results:
SS1 – Sattila – 14,99 km
1. Mikko Heikkilä 6:48,0   Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
2. Emil Lindholm 6:49,3 +1,3 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
3. Egon Kaur 6:49,3 +1,3 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
4. Juha Salo 6:51,4 +3,4 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
5. Aleksi Röyhkiö 7:00,6 +12,6 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
8. Teemu Asunmaa 7:08,0 +20,0 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
 
SS2 – Suomenniemi – 21,10 km
1. Mikko Heikkilä 11:45,6   Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
2. Emil Lindholm 11:50,6 +5,0 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
3. Teemu Asunmaa 12:06,3 +20,7 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
4. Aleksi Röyhkiö 12:12,2 +26,6 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
5. Juha Salo 12:13,8 +28,2 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
 
SS3 – Hangastenmaa 1 – 14,90 km
1. Mikko Heikkilä 6:51,3   Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
2. Emil Lindholm 6:55,5 +4,2 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
3. Egon Kaur 6:55,5 +4,2 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
4. Juha Salo 6:57,2 +5,9 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
5. Teemu Asunmaa 7:02,5 +11,2 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
 
SS4 – Hännilä – 10,40 km
1. Mikko Heikkilä 4:34,7   Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
2. Egon Kaur 4:35,7 +1,0 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
3. Emil Lindholm 4:37,0 +2,3 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
4. Juha Salo 4:38,6 +3,9 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
5. Teemu Asunmaa 4:41,6 +6,9 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
 
SS5 – Hangastenmaa 2 – 14,90 km
1. Mikko Heikkilä 6:43,7   Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
2. Egon Kaur 6:45,3 +1,6 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
3. Emil Lindholm 6:48,6 +4,9 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
4. Juha Salo 6:48,8 +5,1 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
5. Teemu Asunmaa 6:52,2 +8,5 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
 
SS6 – Pistohiekka – 14,99 km
1. Juha Salo 7:24,0   Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
2. Egon Kaur 7:24,3 +0,3 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
3. Mikko Heikkilä 7:26,7 +2,7 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
4. Teemu Asunmaa 7:31,0 +7,0 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
5. Aleksi Röyhkiö 7:34,9 +10,9 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
 
SS7 – Maljala – 14,99 km
1. Egon Kaur 6:59,8   Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
2. Juha Salo 7:02,4 +2,6 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
3. Mikko Heikkilä 7:02,7 +2,9 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
4. Teemu Asunmaa 7:12,8 +13,0 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
5. Aleksi Röyhkiö 7:18,0 +18,2 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
 
FRC Championship standings after 6/7 rounds:
1. Emil Lindholm 104
2. Mikko Heikkilä 96
3. Egon Kaur 95
4. Teemu Asunmaa 81
5. Aleksi Röyhkiö 66
 
 
 
 

Teemu ja Ville

Teemu Asunmaa

34

Ikä

Alavus

Kotipaikka

Yrittäjä

Ammatti

Ville Mannisenmäi

26

Ikä

Rauma

Kotipaikka

Kumppanit

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