JOKKIS RACING

JOKKIS races are the Finnish version of touring car races for everyone and have a long tradition. The first races took place in Finland in the 70’s and in 1977 the Finnish Automobile Sports Association AKK officially accepted the series as a race series.

Every year about 150 racing events with up to 900 participants take place in Finland. The 2019 racing calendar for official races alone comprises 85 events in Finland. This does not include the internal events of the various racing clubs, of which between 70 and 80 also take place every summer.

The races are held on rallycross tracks up to 1,400 metres long – on asphalt and gravel in summer and on ice and snow in winter.

Almost everything that has ever been driven on the roads of Europe is used as vehicles.
Thus at a JOKKIS race from the small Fiat 600 to the Golf to the Volvo 245 the most different vehicle types and drive concepts are represented.

The most important feature of the JOKKIS racing series is the obligation to sell all participating vehicles, which ensures more equal opportunities between the participants.

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JOKKIS FACTS

FIRST RACES / OFFICIAL RACESERIES
1970ties / From 1977 raceseries of the AKK

TRACK-TYPE / NUMBER OF TRACKS
Rallycross / ca. 70 in Finland

TRACK COVER SUMMER / WINTER
Gravel & Tarmac / Ice & Snow

RACEEVENTS / PARTICIPANTS
ca. 85 official / 100 – 900 Racers

SPECILA
Sales commitment for the vehicles

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JOKKIS

JOKKIS vehicles often look adventurous, but they are full-fledged racing cars.

All have a FIA vehicle card issued by the Finnish Motorsport Association (AKK) and the technical condition is checked before each race event.

The vehicles are emptied and must be equipped with the necessary safety equipment such as roll cages, racing seats and belts, NASCAR nets and emergency stop buttons.

At each event, a technical inspection of the vehicles takes place. Technically, due to the sales obligation are simple vehicles (see also sales obligation).

A popular model for JOKKIS in Finland, for example, the Fiat 600. In top vehicles here meet approximately 180 hp engine power to 600 kg curb weight, which is comparable to the power of a Nissan GT-R 549 hp.

Due to the short In the construction of a JOKKIS vehicle the emphasis is on good acceleration.

The individual events do not form a season with a scoring as in other racing series (F1, DTM, etc.), but are independent events. The Finnish championship is also held in the form of a single race event.

A race event consists of preliminary and intermediate runs as well as the finals, which are held as elimination rounds. The number of runs for each rider depends on the number of participants in the event and his success in the races.

The individual races are short sprint races with a standing start and a length of 3-4 laps. Thus, often the start and the acceleration up to the first corner are decisive for the start of the race.

In order to increase the equal opportunity, the races take place in a total of 8 different classes. There are separate classes for front- and rear-wheel drive vehicles as well as for young people (15-18 years), women and seniors.

In order to ensure equal opportunities in the race and to keep the costs within limits, each participant (including the winner) is obliged to offer his vehicle in a bidding process and possibly also to sell.

The price for the “naked racing vehicle” (without seat and straps) is currently set at 1,500 euros.

Buyers must have a valid national license from the Finnish Automobile Federation (AKKK) or a valid international FIA license.
Only one bid per license holder may be submitted per race event.

In the bidding process, interested parties can make purchase bids for a vehicle. In order to keep his vehicle, the vehicle owner can give up to three so-called “protection offers”. For multiple bids, the lot decides.

If a prospective buyer wins the bidding process, the owner is obliged to sell the vehicle. If he refuses, the racing license can be withdrawn. If the owner wins the bidding process, he keeps his vehicle.

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RALLYCROSS

SUMMER & AUTUMN
JOKKIS Rallycross races are touringcar races carried out on rallycross-tracks covered with 40% tarmac and about 60% of gravel.
FUN-FACTOR - EXTREM

ICERACING

WINTER & SPRING
JOKKIS iceraces are touringcar races on ice and snow.
For the neccessary grip the vehicles are equiped with rally-spikes.
FUN-FACTOR - ULTIMATIVE

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