Kosunen Racing
Online (web) since 2001!
The Kosunen Racing is a private motorsport team from Finland. The principle is that rivals will help whenever needed!
Mitsubishi Colt WRC' Evolution
Mitsubishi Colt WRC' Evolution
4WD, +500 bhp and about 800 Nm torque Unique and extreme equipment of interest both in Finland and abroad! more »
Working together to victory!
Without partners in motorsport, it is impossible. An impressive ensemble of interest to the general public, as well as the media. more >
Team leffat
Video compilations
Interesting camera angles, changing ideas, speed and gear displays, humor boosts well-known race videos
Skoda Felicia, 1400 Trophy
Skoda Felicia, 1400 Trophy
Rally: 1400 Trophy class Skoda Mini'Kit Felicia.
2WD, +100 hv, 6-speed dogbox, LSD etc. more »

Driver - Mika Kosunen

Mika KosunenName: Mika Kosunen, Nationality: Finnish
Date of birth: 1976, Residence: Siilinjärvi, Finland

Team owner and driver Mika Kosunen become interested in motorsports through his father. When Mika was 16 years old he beat his father in icerace competition, after that only Mika has been racing. Mika started to drive in national rallysprints.

This is possible in Finland just two years (age 16) before receiving actual driving licence. After taking many wins in rallysprint competitions with Mk2 Ford Escort. Mika starts rally driving in 1995. In year 1999 - 2000 Mika driving F-Cup series with Escort. Then end of year 2000 Mika self build his first front wheel drive rallycar.

Opel Astra Gsi F 16V - Mika Kosunen

2001-2002 Finnish Junior championship serie: At year 2001 Mika drive under 2-litres group N category with Opel Astra F Gsi 16V. Most important event in year 2001 was Finnish round of World Rally Championship. Mika was only aiming to drive finish in Rally Finland under 2-litres group N competition. After the last special stage Mika's overall result was third in his group, great finish! Year 2002 Mika drive first full season in the Finnish Junior championship serie and get bronze medal.

2003 Learning year to 4WD: New year, chapter, car and class. Year 2003 Mika drive Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV (group N). Year was bit a disappointing but it was also big learning year. Best result was in internetional Saaremaa rally were Mika get N-group seventh place. Different kind of failures caused retirements and we fighting hole year with budget. The team didn't have the same resources as the top Finnish group N team's. In a year 2004 we take part Finnish local area championchip events. That consist both rally and rallysprint events. It was a first year when we use tyre warmers in tarmac events. Mitsubishi was tuned N-group (267 bhp) and SS/Super Special class. In SS car was underpowered, some SS class cars has over 600 horsepower. But we learn a lot...

Mika Kosunen2005 Group A/SS, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo: New car, more power (~ 420 bhp / 630 Nm). Season 2005 start's with rallysprint overall win. In winter season events Mika was always first or second. Not bad at all! During year the dog box gearbox broke many times. Bad luck or too much power?? In the rally events a co-driver was 29 year old mr. Pasi Huttunen.

Rally results; two times second, one win and one retiment (bad tyre failure). East-Finland rallisprint Champion 2005. Season 2006 with same car but of course more power ( 480 bhp / 600 Nm). East-Finland rallisprint Champion 2006.

Mitsubishi Colt Evo - Mika KosunenFull team desing and build. Team reveals completely new Mitsubishi Colt CZ3 Evo. The 90 hp frontwheel drive Mitsubishi Colt CZ3 was stripped down to bare metal and the various modifications needed to fit the Evo 4WD layout. The engine dropped into is new custom mounts, as it needed to be place to make sure all other driverain components would fit perfectly.

The true benefit of 2-litre Colt Evo intercooled turbocharged engine becomes clear the instant you accelerate. The turbocharger has a 45 mm diameter restrictor to limit the air intake and engine runs now 1.6 bar boost. An extraordinary over 500 horsepower and +700 Nm of torque making this a vehicle packed full of grunt yet perfectly!