Lappi seals win
Esapekka Lappi won Neste Rally Finland on Sunday afternoon to claim his maiden FIA World Rally Championship success.
The 26-year-old Finn survived a late scare after breaking a wheel on his Toyota Yaris to win by 36.0sec on only his fourth start at the WRC’s highest level.
Elfyn Evans won a thrilling battle for second in his Ford Fiesta. He edged Juho Hänninen by 0.3sec, after Teemu Suninen spun out of the runners-up position in the penultimate speed test.
Ott Tänak won the final live TV Power Stage to claim five bonus points in a Fiesta. Evans took four points for second, while Thierry Neuville secured three in a Hyundai i20. Jari-Matti Latvala and Hänninen, both driving Yaris cars, took two and one point respectively.
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