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Jani Paasonen

1975-04-11 (age 46)

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Former WRC driver Paasonen establishes World RX team

Former works World Rally driver Jani Paasonen has set up his own team to compete in the World Rallycross Championship with a Ford Fiesta.

USRC: Int'l Rally New York news 2009-10-16

Jani Paasonen and Mika Rajasalo of Finland to compete in the International Rally New York 2009 Forestburgh, New York (October 16, 2009) A noted Finnish rally driver Jani Paasonen with codriver Mika Rajasalo have entered the International Rally ...

Rally Finland: Skoda final summary

Janne Tuohino and Armin Schwarz brought the Å koda Fabia WRC 05 home in 10th and 11th places respectively on Rally Finland. Jani Paasonen's rally ended on SS5 when a rear wheel collapsed under the car following a heavy landing after a jump that ...

Rally Finland: Skoda leg two notes

The Skoda Motorsport World Rally Team completed the second leg of Rally Finland with Janne Tuohino in 10th place and Armin Schwarz in 11th. Jani Paasonen did not restart this morning as the penalties he collected under the SupeRally system would ...

Rally Finland: Ford leg one summary

Ford's Finns race into top six in Finnish speed show BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen and fellow Finns Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen each hold top six positions after today's pulsating opening leg of the ...

Rally Finland: Subaru leg one summary

After an incident-filled first day of Rally Finland for the Subaru team, Petter Solberg holds fifth place overall, but remains less than five seconds behind the top-three with two days of competition still to go. Solberg recorded a string of ...

Rally Finland: Mitsubish leg one summary

ROVANPERA SEVENTH IN THE MITSUBISHI LANCER WRC05 "Gigi" Galli out of the leg after going off the road The Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC crew of Harri Rovanperä and Risto Pietiläinen hold seventh position at the end of the opening leg of ...

Rally Finland: Skoda leg one summary

The Skoda Motorsport World Rally Team completed the opening day of Rally Finland with Janne Tuohino in 10th place and Armin Schwarz in 14th. Jani Paasonen went off the road for two minutes on SS2 trying to avoid the stricken car of Gigi Galli ...

Rally Finland: Skoda preview

The Skoda Motorsport World Rally Team will enter three cars for Rally Finland (August 4-7) with A. Schwarz - K. Wicha and J. Paasonen - J. Vainikka nominated for points on the tenth round of the 2005 World Rally Championship. A third Skoda Fabia ...

Rally Finland: Michelin preview

A launching-pad for the stars! Formerly known as the 1000 Lakes Rally, Rally Finland is doubtlessly the most furious round of the WRC calendar and an event every driver dreams of winning, Finns and non-Finns alike! Its hallmarks are ...

Rally Argentina: Skoda final summary

Armin Schwarz brought the Å koda Fabia WRC 05 home in 16th place to record his first ever finish on the Rally of Argentina. His overall result was affected when he lost more than 10 minutes with a broken strut mount on the opening day but on ...

Rally Argentina: Ford leg one summary

BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen and team-mates Roman Kresta and Jan Mozný produced strong performances on today's opening leg of Rally Argentina. Gardemeister's consistent pace earned fourth in his Ford Focus ...

Rally of Argentina: Skoda preview

As the second half of the 2005 World Rally Championship begins, the Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team will enter Armin Schwarz/Klaus Wicha and Jani Paasonen/Jani Vainikka for the ninth round Rally Argentina (July 14-17). Having missed last ...

Rally of Argentina: Skoda leg one summary

The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team endured a difficult opening day of Rally Argentina, round nine of the World Rally Championship. After ending last night’s superspecial stages in ninth place Jani Paasonen was forced to retire on SS5 and ...

Acropolis Rally: Skoda final summary

Armin Schwarz fought back from 48th position after the opening day to complete the Acropolis Rally of Greece in 18th place. Engine problems halted his progress after the second stage but he continued under SupeRally, picking up sufficient time ...

Acropolis Rally: Skoda leg two summary

After the second day of the Acropolis Rally Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team driver Armin Schwarz remains one place outside the manufacturers points positions. Armin climbed 24 places today and was among the top eight times on SS14 but is ...

Acropolis Rally: Leg two summary

Championship leader Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) dominated the leg as the Frenchman closed in on a record-breaking fifth consecutive victory. He was fastest on all eight stages to extend his advantage to 1min 24.6sec. Marcus Grönholm (Peugeot) was ...

Acropolis Rally: Subaru leg two summary

Petter Solberg endured another tough time on today's second Leg of the Acropolis Rally of Greece. Starting this morning from 14th place overall, after problems on yesterday's first Leg, his opportunities to fight back were badly affected by a poor ...

Acropolis Rally: Ford leg two summary

BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen lie second in the Acropolis Rally of Greece tonight after another thrilling day's action over tough gravel mountain roads. The flying Finns fought tooth and nail with Carlos ...

Acropolis Rally: Leg one summary

Leg One News Despite having the worst of the road conditions, Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) ended the day with a 6.1sec advantage over Marcus Grönholm (Peugeot). Grönholm had the upper hand for most of the day, despite having to switch to a manual ...

Acropolis Rally: Skoda leg one summary

Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team driver Jani Paasonen lies 12th overall after the opening day of the Acropolis Rally. But team mates Armin Schwarz and Janne Tuohino were both forced to withdraw. Armin will continue under SupeRally but Janne has ...

Acropolis Rally: Round eight preview

The Acropolis Rally is based at Lamia, approximately 200kms north east of Athens. After dropping the traditional ceremonial start in Athens last year, the rally will return to the capital this year for a start ceremony and superspecial inside the ...

Acropolis Rally: Michelin preview

Mediterranean Trilogy, Episode 3: Michelin in Olympic country After visits to Cyprus and Turkey, the final encounter of the Mediterranean trilogy takes rallying's gods to Greece for the legendary Acropolis Rally. In association with Sebastien Loeb ...

Rally Mexico: Skoda final summary

Tough Point for 05 Fabia Debut Armin Schwarz and Jani Paasonen ended Rally Mexico in ninth and 13th places respectively. The Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team's newly homologated Fabia WRC 05 showed its improved potential but the event proved ...

Rally Mexico: Skoda leg two summary

Armin & Jani move up the order Armin Schwarz and Jani Paasonen hold ninth and 14th places respectively after the second day of Rally Mexico. Both Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team drivers set top eight times but as several rivals hit problems on ...

Rally Mexico: Mitsubishi leg one summary

ROVANPERA 7th OVERALL IN THE MITSUBISHI LANCER WRC05 Panizzi scores fourth fastest stage time Rovanperä and Panizzi 7th and 11th overnight After the opening leg of the 2005 Corona Rally México, the Finnish Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 crews of ...

Rally Mexico: Skoda leg one summary

Frustrating day for Skoda Motorsport Armin Schwarz ended the opening day of Rally Mexico -- the third round of the 2005 World Rally Championship - in 12th position as the Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team debuted the new Fabia WRC05. Armin has ...

Rally Mexico: Pre-event press conference

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Corona Rally Mexico Media FIA Pre-event Press Conference 10.03.2005 Present: Guy Frequelin - Citroen Total Malcolm Wilson - BP-Ford World Rally Team Gilles Panizzi - Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports Jani Paasonen - Skoda ...

Rally Mexico: Skoda preview

The Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team heads for Rally Mexico (March 10-13), the third round of the 2005 World Rally Championship with a new car, the Fabia WRC 05. Rally Mexico joined the WRC for the first time last year and was voted one of the ...

Swedish Rally: Skoda final summary

Jani Paasonen and Mattias Ekström finished in 9th and 10th places respectively on the Swedish Rally. During the final day Mattias climbed six places to claim his first WRC points for the Skoda Motorsport World Rally Team but Janne Tuohino went ...

Swedish Rally: Skoda leg two summary

Janne Tuohino, Jani Paasonen and Mattias Ekström, hold 11th, 13th and 16th places respectively after the second and longest day of the Swedish Rally. Once all three Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team drivers set top seven times again, but none ...

Swedish Rally: Skoda leg one summary

All three Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team drivers set times in the top six during the day with Jani taking fifth fastest on the opening stage of the rally and second fastest on SS5. After several days worrying that the only snow rally of the ...

Swedish Rally: Skoda preview

Weather will play a big part in the Swedish rallye The Skoda Motorsport World Rally Team heads for the Swedish Rally (February 10-13) with three Scandinavian drivers at the wheel of the Fabia WRC. Janne Tuohino will be the nominated driver ...

Swedish Rally: Michelin preview

Michelin out to extend its winning run in Sweden Unbeaten in the Swedish Rally since 1998, Michelin will be looking to continue that run over the Varmland's snowy lanes next weekend. It won't be easy but Michelin, reigning World Champions and ...

Monte-Carlo: Skoda leg one summary

Alex Bengue and Armin Schwarz hold 12th and 15th places respectively after the opening day of the Monte Carlo Rally. Alex began his first event with the Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team by setting ninth fastest time on the opening special stage ...

Rally Australia retirements

Stage Driver Nat Car Reason ----- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- ------------------------- TC1C Marcos Ligato RA Subaru Impreza WRX Engine TC1C Markko ...

Rally Australia: Team Malaysia final summary

Blown tyre sees Karam retire from 2nd in Australia Team Proton PERT Malaysia drivers Karamjit Singh and Allen Oh retired from Rally Australia today when their Petronas/Malaysia Airlines sponsored Gp N Proton PERT blew a tyre on SS10, the opening ...

Rally Australia leg 1 standings - Production

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Alister McRae GB Subaru Impreza WRX 1:21:53.3 2. Karamjit Singh ...

Rally Catalunya: Final summary

Ford claimed its second world rally victory in two weeks when Markko Martin and Michael Park won the Rally Catalunya in Spain today. Their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car finished this penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship in the ...

Rally of Great Britain retirements

Stage Driver Nat Car Reason ----- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- ------------------------- SS10 Marcus Gronholm FIN Peugeot 307 WRC Mechanical SS7 Armin ...

Rallye Deutschland final results - Production

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Xavier Pons E Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4:24:11.4 2. Niall McShea ...

Rallye Deutschland leg 2 standings - Production

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Xavier Pons E Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 3:21:26.4 2. Niall McShea ...

Rallye Deutschland leg 1 standings - Production

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Xavier Pons E Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 1:27:19.3 2. Gianluigi Galli ...

Rally Deutschland: Round 10 preview

With the last seven WRC rounds contested on gravel, Rally Deutschland is the first of three asphalt events scheduled for the remainder of the season. Based in the countryside around Trier, the oldest city in Germany, the event presents crews with ...

Rally Finland: Pre-event press conference

FIA World Rally Championship 2004 Neste Rally Finland FIA Pre-event Press Conference 05.08.2004 Sven Qvandt, Mitsubishi Guy Frequelin, Citroen Janne Tuohino, Ford Jani Paasonen, Skoda Marcus Gronholm, Peugeot Mikko Hirvonen, Subaru Q: ...

Rally Argentina final results - Production

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Daniel SolÁ E Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4:45:32.4 2. Jani Paasonen ...

Rally Argentina leg 2 standings - Production

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Gianluigi Galli I Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 3:36:49.7 2. Daniel SolÁ ...

Rally Argentina leg 1 standings - Production

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Marcos Ligato RA Subaru Impreza Sti 2:11:45.7 2. Manfred Stohl ...

Rally Argentina: Mitsubishi preview

Passionate Land Awaits The Mitsubishi WRC Team After three rough gravel rallies hosted around the Mediterranean, the FIA World Rally Championship now takes the Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports team to Argentina for the only round to be hosted on the ...

Rally New Zealand: Mitsubishi final notes

Former Group N World Champion Manfred Stohl, driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, took victory in the third round of the FIA Production Car World Rally Championship, Rally New Zealand. The Austrian’s victory marks a hat-trick of PWRC wins for ...

Rally New Zealand final results - Production

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Manfred Stohl A Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4:18:53.3 2. Marcos Ligato ...

Rally New Zealand: Mitsubishi leg two summary

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution driver "Dani" Solà has been the star of the FIA Production Car World Rally Championship today and the Spaniard not only now leads the registered contenders, but set six fastest times in the eight stages run in the second ...

Rally New Zealand leg 2 standings - Production

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Daniel Sola E Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 2:53:41.8 2. Marcos Ligato ...

Rally New Zealand: Mitsubishi leg one summary

Three Lancer Evolutions in The Top Six of The PWRC Austrian Manfred Stohl leads PWRC cars after leg one; "Dani" Solà third Lancer drivers "Gigi" Galli and Fumio Nutahara retire after rolling Panizzi and Sohlberg retire Manfred Stohl, driving a ...

Rally New Zealand leg 1 standings - Production

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Manfred Stohl A Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 1:30:38.7 2. Marcos Ligato ...

Rally Mexico: Mitsubishi leg two summary

Panizzi in Eighth For Mitsubishi Team Panizzi defends eighth position despite transmission woes Damaged suspension forces Galli into retirement Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sport experienced a difficult second leg of Corona Rally México under bright ...

Rally Mexico: Mitsubishi leg one summary

Panizzi Sets Pace For Mitsubishi on Rally Mexico Mitsubishi in ninth after strong run by Panizzi Galli back in competition after early brake problems Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports had a confident start to the 2004 Corona Rally México with ...

Rally Mexico retirements

Stage Driver Nat Car Reason ----- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- ------------------------- SS1 Mark Higgins GB Subaru Impreza Sti Gearbox TC2A Douglas ...

Rally Mexico Leg 1 standings - Production

@>Standings at the end of the stage: Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Daniel Sola E Mitsubishi Lancer ...

Rally Mexico: Mitsubishi preview

Mitsubishi Heads into Uncharted WRC Territory The third round of the FIA World Rally Championship takes Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports to Mexico for the first-ever World Rally Championship event to be hosted in the country. Gilles and Herve ...