After showing good progress throughout the weekend, Esapekka Lappi and co-driver Janne Ferm completed Rally Turkey 6th O/A in their Ford Fiesta WRC.
September 20, 2020
With a new car this season, it took some stages for Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm to get to grips with the Ford Fiesta WRC on the very rough Rally Turkey stages. Getting to know the car and best set up, they got quicker over the weekend, with some really good splits times towards the end of the rally. Two punctures and a broken damper made them loose some time on the final day, and they ended 6th O/A.
“It’s always a challenge coming here, but I think you also need a little bit of luck and that wasn’t really on our side today. That long stage is the roughest of the weekend and we got a puncture on both passes through there. The first one was quite early on so we had to stop and change, and the second was about five kilometres from the end. It was a shame because the times on both passes of that stage were actually looking pretty good. We’d made quite a few changes throughout the weekend, and it looked as though everything was starting to come together. So hopefully that’s all good information that we can take forward to Sardinia in two weeks times.”