Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja dominated the weekend at the Arctic Lapland Rally, taking a well deserved victory. The Estonians took a step forward from the first stage, continuing at a hellish pace for the rest of the race.
Kalle Rovanperä and Jonne Halttunen have also embroidered it. The young Finnish competitor has achieved the best result of his life in the WRC, a magnificent second place, with which he takes the lead of the WRC.
Thierry Neuville and Martin Wydaeghe have stayed at a distance of 2.3 seconds after a Power Stage of absolute heart attack. Therefore, after two races, they are the only ones who have not got off the podium, also with third place in Monte Carlo. Important result for them and the Korean brand.
Craig Breen and Paul Nagle have also endured pressure from Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin. The Irish have added the second fastest time of the Power Stage and return to the WRC with a great result. For their part, Evans and Martin finished fifth.
Takamoto Katsuta has also had a great career, passing Oliver Solberg in the last moments. The Swede made a mistake, in the form of a spin, in the last kilometers of the race.
Teemu Suninen and Gus Greensmith have closed the general classification with the Ford Fiesta WRC, more penalized in very fast rallies like this one. Suninen came close on the twisty stages, but it wasn’t enough. Of course, the two M-Sport units are at the finish line.
|1.||Tänak/Järveoja – Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC|
|2.||Rovanperä/Halttunen – Toyota Yaris WRC||+17.5|
|3.||Neuville/Wydaeghe – Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC||+19.8|
|4.||Breen/Nagle – Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC||+52.6|
|5.||Evans/Martin – Toyota Yaris WRC||+1:01.5|
|6.||Katsuta/Barritt – Toyota Yaris WRC||+1:37.8|
|7.||Solberg/Marshall – Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC||+1:39.0|
|8.||Suninen/Markkula – Ford Fiesta WRC||+2:09.0|