The fifth season of Test My Ride Finland beings! In the first episode, Mika Salo is challenged by Antti Nieminen and Ford Mustang '66. The challenger's support crew also includes a familiar face from the previous season, Taisto Rajala.
Test My Ride Finland - Season 5
The fifth season of Test My Ride Finland begins! In this series, competitors who have tuned their cars will challenge the Formula 1 driver Mika Salo on the Alastaro Circuit. The competitors will compete in cars they have built by themselves. There is plenty of speed and dangerous situations, as some of the competitors have never been on a racing track before. In the first episode, Mika Salo is challenged by Antti Nieminen in his Ford Mustang '66. The competitor's support crew also includes a familiar face from the previous season, Taisto Rajala.
Power: 400 + Hp
Torque: 600 + Nm
Top speed: 230 Km/h
This episode of Test My Ride Finland has a really interesting build. Jarmo Sinisalo has built his car, using a pile of metal pipes and a motorbike engine. The building goal was to have a running buggy. How will things go on a racing track, with the test driver Mika Salo at the wheel? Production company: Dakar.
Power: 190 Hp
Torque: 140 Nm
Top speed: 190 Km/h
In this episode of Test My Ride Finland, there are men from Miehikkälä, near the eastern border, with an amazing Audi Quattro. For example, there is a switch in this Audi which can turn a normal family car into a real missile. Are Aki Mannoja's driving skills enough, because Mika Salo is on fire in this episode! Production company: Dakar.
Power: 450 Hp
Torque: 530 Nm
Top speed: 280 Km/h
In this episode of Test My Ride Finland, Mika Salo will face a challenger whose car brakes were too efficient. Now, that mistake has been fixed, and the Mazda is ready to go. The competitor, Jussi Karjala, is an driver who's been training in driving simulators, as well. How will the race go, and will the competitor be still allowed to spend his evenings in the garage? Production company: Dakar.
Power: 170 Hp
Torque: 182 Nm
Top speed: 190 Km/h
Tuomas Kaiponen intended to put a proper stereo in his Beamer, but the outcome was a bit different. The tune-up shifted towards the engine, and now there is enough capacity for a great ride. However, sufficient strength does not necessarily guarantee a quick lap time. Production company: Dakar.
Power: 800 Hp
Torque: 900 Nm
Top speed: 300 Km/h
During last season, the production manager of the TMRF series, Taru Mickos, became inspired to build herself a car and to participate in the programme. Taru may have been quite an over-achiever, as she's back again, and with a new car. Taru's father, Henkka, is also included in this episode, as he's also keen to get on the track… Production company: Dakar.
Power: 210 Hp
Torque: 250 Nm
Top speed: 240 Km/h
In this episode of Test My Ride Finland, Mika Salo is challenged to a race by Ari Alanen, a wrestler from Ostrobothnia. Ari has plenty of trophies from car races, as well, so Mika really has to focus. The ride is a completely re-built Sunbeam Imp '71. Its engine is actually a motorbike engine. Production company: Dakar.
Power: 200+ Hp
Torque: 160 Nm
Top speed: 200 Km/h
To start with, an '83 Ford Sierra is not particularly inspiring for a race track. However, the situation is a lot different once Antti Hirvonen has tweaked the car. There is plenty of power and manoeuvrability, as well as a tough driver. Production company: Dakar.
Power: 500 Hp
Torque: 620 Nm
Top speed: 250+ Km/h
In this episode of Test My Ride Finland, there is plenty of power in the legendary rally car, as well as in the tuner himself, Sami Mäkäräinen. It is interesting to see, how the Subaru will handle the asphalt, and whether the competitor Sami will last on the track for the entire episode. Production company: Dakar.
Power: 400 Nm
Torque: 400 Nm
In this episode of Test My Ride Finland, Mika Salo will be testing a real beauty from '76. This globally successful exhibition car also happens to be quick on the racing track. Now, everything is as it should be. This car is what TMRF is all about, particularly if the owner of the car, Tony Suominen, has built practically everything by himself. Production company: Dakar.
Top speed: 260 Km/h
In this episode of Test My Ride Finland, Mika Salo will test the first Opel Manta in Finland. Manta is a special car in the sense that it was originally made as a racing car. The competitor, Marko Rantanen, is not beginner either, having had experience driving even a F1 car. Production company: Dakar.
Power: 200 Hp
Torque: 235 Hp
Top speed: 230 Km/h
In this episode of Test My Ride Finland, we will meet all four generations of motor sports enthusiasts. Mika is challenged by the family's youngest driver, Toni, on his Camaro that really has a good acceleration. Mika Salo isn't totally inexperienced anymore either, as he has raced against father and also his grandfather. Production company: Dakar.
The Winner of TMRF 2015 is chosen today! In this episode, we will review the cars and highlights of the season. What is the most important in a car: power, manoeuvrability, appearance or the tuner's skills and attitude? Who is Mika Salo's favourite to win TMRF 2015. Today, we will also find out which of our viewers is the winner of the TMRF mobile game. Production company: Dakar.