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Internetissä vuodesta 2001!
Kosunen Racing on Mika Kosusen ympärillä toimiva yhteisö, joka perustettiin vuonna 2001. Periaatteena on, että kilpakumppania
autetaan aina tarvittaessa.
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Mitsubishi Colt WRC' Evolution
Ainutlaatuinen 4WD, 550 hv, 800 Nm Mitsubishi Colt CZ3:n. Ainutlaatuinen kalusto kiinnostaa sekä Suomessa, että maailmalla. Lisää
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Yhteistyössä on voimaa!
Ilman kumppaneita autourheilu on mahdotonta. Näyttävä kokonaisuus kiinnostaa sekä yleisöä, että medioita. Kysy kalustoa myös messuille ja tapahtumiin. Lisää >
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Koostevideot kiinnostavat
Mielenkiintoiset kuvakulmat, vaihtuvat ideat, nopeus- ja vaihdenäytöt, savolainen huumori siivittää tunnettuja kisakoosteita.

Tommi Mäkinen

Tommi MäkinenFull name: Tommi Antero Mäkinen
Born: 26.06.1964, Puuppola, Finland
World Rally wins: 24
World Rally points: 544
World Rally Champion: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Career:
1985: First rally (12.10, Nokia-ralli, Finland, Ford Escort RS 2000)
1987: First WRC event: 1000 Lakes Rally (Lancia Delta 4WD)
1988: Group N Finnish Champion
1990: 3rd in Group N FIA Cup
1994: World Rally debut win, 1000 Lakes Rally (Rally Finland)
1995: Mitsubishi contract - fifth in FIA Drivers' Championship
1996: World Rally Champion
1997: World Rally Champion
1998: World Rally Champion
1999: World Rally Champion
2000: 5th in World Rally Drivers' Championship
2001: 3th in World Rally Drivers' Championship
2002: 8th in World Rally Drivers' Championship
2003: 8th in World Rally Drivers' Championship


Career Co-drivers:
Jari Nieminen
Rodney Spokes
Juha Repo
Timo Hantunen
Seppo Harjanne
Risto Mannisenmäki
Kaj Lindström

Factory Team's
1992: Nissan Motorsports
1995-2001: Mitsubishi Ralliart
2002-2003: Subaru Rally Team

Did you know? Tommi is year 1992 Finnish champion in tractor ploughing, junior titles in same discipline in 1983 and 1986, 2nd in 1984 Nordic Junior Championships.

Five times winner of Neste Rally Finland and four times winner (successive years) of Monte Carlo Rally.

Story
Unsurprisingly, his first Finnish championship was in tractor ploughing 1983. Tommi learned to drive fast on the ice track he cleared with his three other brothers on a nearby lake. After comprehensive school he started working with forest machinery together with his father. Later, he worked on his own as a subcontractor.

In 1985, Tommi purchased his first rally car, a used Ford Escort RS 2000. In 1988, Tommi won the Finnish Champion while taking part in five overseas rallies. Year 1990 he teamed up with co-driver Seppo Harjanne to drive a Group N Mitsubishi Galant VR-4. They finished twice in the top ten overall and won the Group N category three times. Tommi concluded his first factory contract with Nissan in 1991 (4x4 Sunny GTI-R). However, a promising career was cut short when the team decided to pull out in the middle of the following season.

Tommi's stamp sheetIn 1994, Ford gambled on his talents for the 1000 Lakes (Rally Finland). Tommi took the opportunity and won the rally in front of some of the fastest drivers in WRC! A Mitsubishi contract followed next year. There followed four years of domination, the likes that we will probably never see again. Tommi won 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 World Rally drivers Championship title. In 2002 Mäkinen joined the 555 Subaru World Rally Team and in a remarkable team debut, won the season's opening rally in Monte Carlo.

Year 2003 Tommi Mäkinen announced his decision to make 2003 the closing season of his extraordinary career in rallying. Tommi Mäkinen is unique in the history of rally racing because he is the only driver to win the four World Championship in successive years. Whenever Tommi talks, everyone always just stops and listens to what he has to say - we all know that he's a legend.

Tommi Mäkinen, has honoured with a two-stamp miniature sheet, also featuring Mäkinen's co-driver, Risto Mannisenmäki. The sheet is designed by Ms Susanna Rumpu and Mr Ari Lakaniemi. © Finland Post Ltd, Philatelic Centre.