Corona hampered motorcycle acceleration races

Thursday May 12th, 2022

Jenni Pekkarinen drag race 2021

Drag racing driver Jenni Pekkarinen, sponsored by KLINGER Finland, was able to take part only two Finnish Championship races in season 2021 due to difficulties in delivering new riding equipment. Due to the corona, there were hosted only three Finnish Championship races all together. The races went to get a feel for driving after the previous year’s crash, so unfortunately the season wasn’t what she hoped for. 

Next summer, Pekkarinen has decided to take a break from driving the Finnish Championships and PM series, and he plans to participate in the test days at most occasionally. Uncertainty about the number of races and places to drive has contributed to the decision to take a break from the competition. At this stage, no official competition invitation and registration has been opened in the spring, so the competition schedules and entry fees are uncertain. In addition to this, there will be no European Championships in Finland next summer, which has attracted the best spectators to the competitions every year. There is also uncertainty about the Swedish races due to the change of ownership of the track.

Jenni Pekkarinen would like to thank KLINGER Finland for the cooperation in the current year, as it has enabled her to participate in the Finnish Championships and also made it possible to compete on the Swedish and Norwegian sides. The years spent have accumulated both great memories and experiences and success in the form of awards.