Jari Huttunen and Mikko Lukka delivered a sturdy power all over Tarmac, snow and ice to clinch the FIA WRC3 championship snatch on Sunday at ACI Rally Monza.
After blasting into an early lead on Thursday evening, the rapid Finn opted no longer to construct up drawn into the scrap for the rally snatch.
As a exchange, he drove his Hyundai i20 Rally2 at a happy glide all the plot thru the weekend’s final jog assessments to attain encourage home 1min 19.2sec in the encourage of Andreas Mikkelsen in third. The halt result turned into sufficient to present Huttunen the title on the conclusion of a tough-fought season.
Huttunen turned into practically misplaced for phrases on the halt of the closing Serraglio Energy Stage and thanked his crew and sponsors for this achievement.
Mikkelsen’s performance stood out as one amongst the finest of the rally. The Norwegian returned to the FIA WRC for the first time since 2019 and guided his Škoda Fabia Evo to various stage wins to gain class honours and seventh overall.
Oliver Solberg kept the winner accurate in his an identical automobile. The pair traded instances from the accumulate-breeze and finest 15.9sec split the pair on Sunday afternoon.
Emil Lindholm turned into 38.6sec in the encourage of fellow compatriot Huttunen in fourth no topic a puncture on his Škoda all the plot thru Saturday, while Kajetan Kajetanowicz rounded out the top 5 one more 1min 40.5sec additional encourage. The Pole ends the one year third in the championship standings.
Bolivian hotshot Marco Bulacia had a steep learning curve with restricted Tarmac abilities in his Citroën C3 Rally2. He achieved the occasion 4min 51.6sec down on the winners in sixth and secured second in the championship.
Championship debutante Josh McErlean showed impressive glide in his Hyundai to create a mere 16.5sec in the encourage of Bulacia in seventh.
Yohan Rossel ripped a rear wheel off his Citroën on Friday morning’s opener and turned into left playing buy-up for the the rest of the occasion.
Gregoire Munster also hit pain when he rolled his i20 into retirement on the closing stage.