He finished a comfortable 2min 24.6sec clear of Estonia’s Sander Parn, with Sweden’s Pontus Tidemand completing the podium, a further 27.9sec behind. All were in identical Hankook-shod, GEM-fuelled Ford Fiesta R2 cars.
Amberg moved into a commanding lead yesterday and ensured he safely completed today’s final four tests.
“I’m so proud – my first win in the junior WRC and in front of my home crowd on one of the biggest and best rallies of them all,” he said. “The fans were fantastic and everything’s fallen into place. Even before Sander and Pontus started having problems, we showed we were capable of fighting at the front.”
Parn also played it carefully on the final day as Tidemand, with the championship standings in mind, focused on points and took a clean sweep of fastest times today to earn four bonus points.
Yeray Lemes finished fourth, just ahead of Maris Aasen after a tight battle over the final two days. A troublefree drive enabled Michael Burri to take sixth.
The remaining three finishers rejoined under Rally 2 regulations after retiring yesterday. Martin Koci was seventh, ahead of Niko-Pekka Nieminen and Jose Suarez. The only driver not to finish was Murat Bostanci, whose car was badly damaged after rolling.
Tidemand extended his series lead to 29 points over Suarez with Parn in third.
The next round is later this month in Germany.