Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm finished 4th in the overall classifications and claimed their best result of the 2020 season with the Ford Fiesta WRC at Rally Monza.
December 06, 2020
Combining his circuit-racing experience with some inspired tyre choices throughout the weekend, the Flying Finn was battling at the sharp end before luck played its hand and a series of small mistakes saw him fall from the fight at the front.
Unable to make the most of his superior tyre choice through the snow-covered mountain stages, and taking the wrong compound for this morning’s opener, the podium positions slipped out of his grasp; but the Finn should remain proud of his performance this weekend.
“This was a good weekend for us and we can be pleased with our performance. It was good to be back on Tarmac, and good to see that we can be competitive in these tricky conditions.
"Things didn’t always go our way and we were quite unlucky at times, but I was very happy with my driving and we proved that we can be up there fighting at the top.
“A big thanks to everyone who has supported us throughout the year, and to the FIA, WRC Promotor and event organisers for ensuring we could finish the season and continue rallying in these difficult times.”