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December 23, 2011

Write a WRC app review & win a Nokia Lumia 800!

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and move into top gear as we give you the chance to WIN a Nokia Lumia 800 and other goodies in our World Rally Championship competition. Read on to find out how you can be a WRC winner!

Just a few weeks ago now the 2011 World Rally Championship season came to an end in Wales, UK. It was an amazing season and Nokia were present on the tour for every twist and turn as the official technical sponsor. Check out the review of the 2011 tour.

What is the World Rally Championship?

Here’s a little run-down of the World Rally Championship for those of you who are unsure about who they are and what they do. The WRC is organised by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and takes place all over the globe; from Australia to South America and the Middle East to Europe (there’s even a rally in Finland, the home of Nokia). For those interested, below is how the first half of next year looks. Not a bad calendar for those avid travellers amongst us.

Across the year there are 13 three-day events that take place on a multitude of different driving surfaces (ever tried driving on snow?) and at the end of the season there is a prize for the winning driver and the winning car manufacturer across the whole year (just like Formula 1 racing). This year Sebastian Loeb lifted the trophy for the eighth year in a row, an unrivalled feat in the motor sport world!

Nokia and WRC

You may be wondering where the partnership between Nokia and WRC started? Well we developed the official WRC Live app for rally drivers and fans alike to follow the live in-rally progress of teams and drivers using Nokia Maps. The app also enabled everyone to stay up-to-date with exclusive WRC content and news on all Nokia platforms, including S40, Symbian 3, Meego and Windows Mobile.

Here’s a cool statistic for you, the WRC app was downloaded by close to a 1 million people in 2011 and many of the teams on the WRC circuit use it to stay ahead of the competition. Fancy playing around with it? You can download it for free ahead of the 2012 tour – but first off you can take a little pit stop to see the features in action:


For those who enjoy their twists and turns, here are some photos of the 2011 season, most of which were taken on the N8. As you can see, we got pretty close to the action! Anyway, enough of that – how do you win a Lumia 800!?

Here’s how…

Get ready for 2012 and WIN!

This is it. We are offering you the chance to win a World Rally Championship bumper prize. The winning pack includes the Nokia Lumia 800 pre-loaded with the WRC Live app, plus some WRC merchandising.

Here is what you have to do:

We want you to download the WRC Live app and review it for everyone in the Nokia Connects community! It really is as simple as that. Whether it’s a link in the comments section below from your own blog, or even a full review left in the comments section below, we want your thoughts on the WRC Live app.  Submissions close at midnight on Monday 2nd January (London time) and we will pick one lucky winner on Tuesday 3rd January.

Good luck!