Elfyn Evans, navigated by codriver Scott Martin, stormed to victory at Secto Rally Finland on Sunday afternoon to employ alive his hopes of a maiden FIA World Rally Championship title.
He stamped his authority on the quickest round of the collection by grabbing the lead on Saturday morning. He survived intense tension to claim a fifth WRC occasion victory in a Toyota Yaris by 14.1sec, becoming most efficient the 2d Briton to procure the enduring fixture.
Victory enabled Evans to chop crew-mate Sébastien Ogier’s championship consequence in 24 factors with two rounds very top. Ogier performed fifth.
Hyundai i20 crew-mates Ott Tänak and Craig Breen, who each and each led the three-day rally in the opening leg, performed 2d and third. Two-time winner Tänak ended 28.1sec obvious of the Irishman.
Evans received the Wolf Energy Stage to claim 5 bonus factors. Tänak scored four factors in 2d with Esapekka Lappi taking three in third in yet any other Yaris. Takamoto Katsuta secured two factors in fourth in a Yaris with Breen netting the top point in fifth.
In FIA WRC2, Teemu Suninen and Mikko Markkula claimed the class procure on their Volkswagen Polo GTI Rally debut with Movisport! They took maximum factors in the Wolf Energy Stage to stay the rally fashioned.
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