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Esapekka Lappi will once again compete in the World Rally Championship on the occasion of the Rally de Portugal. The Finn will ride, for the second time in 2021, one of the Movisport team Volkswagen Polo R5s. Without a doubt, he will be one of the candidates to be reckoned with in WRC2.

The Finn didn`t show his best version in recent years as an official driver at Citroën and M-Sport Ford. He had good rallies on time, but he didn`t prove to be the Lappi who excelled more often at Toyota or with the Skoda Fabia R5 in previous years.

He showed a totally opposite attitude in the Arctic Rally Finland, in which he also raced with the same unit and team that he will do in Portugal. Lappi and Ferm gave their rivals no choice in WRC2, scoring eight of the ten scratch marks in the rally.

His rivals weren’t bad.. Andreas Mikkelsen, Nikolay Gryazin or Adrien Fourmaux, among others, ran a lot in the difficult Finnish conditions. Lappi took advantage of his knowledge and pace on the fast icy slopes to win.

In Portugal, he will have another opportunity to show that he can return with all the guarantees to a car of the highest category in 2022. It will not be easy with the level of his rivals. Mikkelsen and Gryazin are joined by Teemu Suninen (his former teammate of his in 2020), Mads Ostberg, Oliver Solberg, Ole Christian Veiby … it will be lovely!

This will be Lappi and Ferm’s car decoration:


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