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5Hyundai Motorsport tests its performance at the WRC Rally Finland

How Rallying Is Improving The Breed, And Forecasting Hyundai Performance

Autoblog joined Hyundai to check out the Neste Oil Rally Finland, where thousands of kilometers of lightly traveled, rolling gravel roads have turned out decades of astonishing racing and cold-blooded drivers. Even though the World Rally Championship is well tamed from its feral Group B days, Rally Finland is still the drivers' favorite, with the fastest speeds and the biggest jumps.

9Lotus-Renault won't let Kimi Raikkonen contest Rally Finland

The Formula One team formerly known as Renault and currently racing under the Lotus banner is still feeling the absence of its star driver Robert Kubica. The Polish driver, as you may recall, was severely injured when he crashed his Skoda Fabia S2000 in a rally in Italy two years ago. And now the driver who's keeping his seat warm wants to go rallying, too, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen.

26Video: Mikko Hirvonen tests WRC Ford Focus, enters low orbit

Mikko Hirvonen and his 2010 Ford Focus RS WRC – Click above to watch video after the jump

28VIDEO: Russian WRC driver nearly flips Citroen C4 in Finland

Evgeny Novikov's Citroen C4 in action - click above to watch video

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