Rally Estonia 6th for Lappi

Signalling the championship’s return to action, our Finnish duo got off to the perfect start as Lappi took an early lead through the opening speed test. But as the action turned to fast country lanes outside the host city of Tartu, the going got tough.

September 06, 2020

Lacking confidence in the fast sections, Lappi and co-driver Janne Ferm focused on delivering a clean run through the closing stages – only to be caught out in the ruts. Forced into a spin on the second pass of Kaagvere (SS16), 10 seconds were lost along with a position to team mate Suninen.

“Firstly I have to say that the organisers have done a fantastic job this weekend. Everything worked smoothly with no problems and it really was an amazing job from everyone involved. It was good to be back in the rally car and to show some pace in the beginning, but after that it became a really challenging weekend for us. There is a lot of work to do on these type of stages, but hopefully in Turkey and Sardinia we can be stronger.”

O/A result Rally Estonia 2020

1 Tanak, Hyundai

2 Breen, Hyundai +22,2

3 Ogier, Toyota +26,9

4 Evans, Toyota +41,9

5 Rovanperä, Toyota +1.18,7

6 Suninen, Ford +2.39,6

7 Lappi, Ford +2.52,0

8 Greensmith, Ford +4.53,8