Sun 27 Feb 2022

Joona seals WRC3 glory in Sweden

Flying Finn Lauri Joona netted his first ever WRC3 category victory with a commanding performance on Sunday at Rally Sweden.

The 25-year-old took the top spot when Sami Pajari retired after SS2. He then led the M-Sport Poland Ford Fiesta Rally3 field for the remainder of the rally.

Joona, who also finished second in the FIA Junior WRC, eventually ended an impressive 2min 19.4sec clear of nearest challenger William Creighton.

“The weekend was quite good and we had very strong pace. I think we can be really happy with the result,” he said.

Mcrae Kimathi scored a WRC3 podium on his first ever European rally despite losing 17min stuck in a snowbank on Friday, whilst Pajari completed the leaderboard 49min 25.7sec adrift of the leader.

Full coverage from Rally Sweden is available on WRC+ All Live here, including every stage broadcast as it happens as well as key interviews, features and expert analysis from the service park.

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