Tänak wins in Sweden
Ott Tänak won Rally Sweden on Sunday afternoon to lead the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time in his career.
The Estonian, driving a Toyota Yaris, claimed a commanding 53.7sec victory at the series’ second round after easing through the short final leg on snow and ice-covered roads.
Esapekka Lappi finished second in a Citroën C3 after a titanic four-way fight for the remaining podium places. The Finn edged Thierry Neuville’s Hyundai i20 by 3.0sec.
Tänak won the final live TV Wolf Power Stage to claim five bonus points. Neuville took four points for second with Elfyn Evans, driving a Ford Fiesta, scoring three in third. Sébastien Ogier, in a Citroën C3, and Lappi took two and one point respectively.
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