Toyota driving force Ott Tänak, co-driven through Martin Järveoja, has received Rally Finland for the second one consecutive yr, extending his lead within the drivers’ championship to 22 issues over Sébastien Ogier.

In overall, the Estonian received six of the 23 levels, together with the Energy Level, to say the victory with a 25.6 moment margin over Citroën’s Esapekka Lappi.

Tänak hit the entrance on Saturday, with Lappi additionally transferring into the runner-up spot. The Finn used to be challenged through his compatriot and previous rally chief Jari-Matti Latvala, whose Toyota crowned the time sheets on Friday evening and in short on Saturday morning, ahead of struggling a left-rear puncture – his moment in two days – at the Kakaristo level.

Lappi used to be ready to take a morale-boosting moment position, his first podium after Sweden. Latvala completed 7.6 seconds at the back of after an up and down weekend, having received 8 levels – greater than any individual else at the rally – and claiming his first podium since Australia closing yr.

In fourth, Andreas Mikkelsen used to be the highest finisher for Hyundai, which continues to guide the producers’ championship forward of Toyota. Even if Mikkelsen used to be happy with the improvement at the i20 Coupé WRC, the crew maintains its undesirable file of by no means completing at the podium in Finland.

The Norwegian got here out on best in after an in depth fight with six-time champion Ogier, who used to be in poor health right through Saturday. The Frenchman closed to inside of one moment of the Norwegian on Sunday, however Mikkelsen spoke back with the quickest time at the penultimate level (Laukaa 2) to go Ogier through 2.7s.

Championship contender Thierry Neuville inherited 6th position after crew mate Craig Breen moved apart for him on Sunday morning. Neuville struggled with tempo from the beginning, however controlled to progressively improv his automobile’s set-up right through the rally.

For Breen, it used to be a dream debut for his first WRC attendance of 2019. The Irishman set a few second-fastest level occasions at the opening day and spent lots of the rally locked in a good fight with Mikkelsen, Ogier and Neuville, ahead of he used to be requested to test in early in SS22 to Neuville’s receive advantages.

In the back of him, M-Recreation Ford driving force Teemu Suninen completed with a disappointing 8th position on his house  match.

The highest FIA WRC 2 Professional finisher used to be Finland’s teen Kalle Rovanperä in 9th general with the Škoda Fabia R5 Evo – his fourth consecutive win within the class. Russia’s Nikolay Gryazin alternatively took his first actual FIA WRC 2 win, whilst Sweden’s Tom Kristensson claimed a dominant win within the FIA Junior WRC class, having led from the beginning.

2019 Rally Finland – Ultimate Effects:

PosMotive force / Co-Motive forceAutomobileTime

Ott Tänak (EST) / Martin Järveoja (EST)                         

Toyota Yaris WRC2hr 30min 40.3sec
2Esapekka Lappi (FIN) / Janne Ferm (FIN)Citroën C3 WRC2hr 31min 5.9sec
3Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) / Mikka AnttilaToyota Yaris WRC2hr 31min 13.5sec
4Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) / Anders Jaeger-Amland (NOR)Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC2hr 31min 33.7sec
5Sébastien Ogier (FRA) / Julien Ingrassia (FRA)Citroën C3 WRC2hr 31min 36.4sec
6Thierry Neuville (BEL) / Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL)Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC2hr 32min 12.17sec
7Craig Breen (IRL) / Paul Nagle (IRL)Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC2hr 32min 18.5sec
8Teemu Suninen (FIN) / Marko Salminen (FIN)Ford Fiesta WRC2hr 33min 14.1sec
9Kalle Rovanperä (FIN) / Jonne Halttunen (FIN)Škoda Fabia R5 Evo2hr 38min 34.4sec
10Nicolay Griazyn (RUS) / Yaroslav Fedorov (FIN)Škoda Fabia R52hr 41min 09.0sec

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