Lappi seals win in Finland
Evans edges thrilling fight for second
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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