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.
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: