The winner of the Rally Finland Esapekka Lappi feared that he lost the race because of an error on the penultimate stage.
The debut victory of Esapekka Lappi in the WRC came at Rally Finland
In the dope Lempaa Lappi decided not to risk it, however, this conservative approach prevented him.
“The car difficult to control, not attacking, – said the driver of the Toyota. Here all not as on the R5 – aerodynamics and center differential are not working efficiently if you go slow.
Am I too early went into a turn, suddenly the rear wheel went off the road and the rim broke. I was ready to...
A novice Toyota Esapekka Lappi won his debut win in the WRC, winning the home of Rally Finland.
After Saturday’s failures Jari-Matti Latvala Esapekka ahead of Teemu Suninen 50 seconds but on the penultimate stage of the competition Lempaa he damaged the rear left wheel on my Yaris.
However, Esapekka still managed to preserve the advantage and at the finish won from his nearest rival 36 seconds.
For the second place at the end of the rally turned serious struggle between Sunnana, Juho Hanninen and Alfina Evans.
In SU24 Sonnen lost control of the car in a high speed turn and lost about...
Racer Toyota Esapekka Lappi made the leader of the second day of the Rally Finland and is confident steps moving to his first WRC victory in only his fourth overall start.
Perhaps the key moment of the ninth stage of the season-2017 occurred on the 19th special stage, when technical problems came Jari-Matti Latvala. At that time, three-time winner of the “Rally of a thousand lakes” occupied the first position with the advantage of 8.5 seconds ahead of Lappi and have won all five previous stages of the day. On the causes of vehicle breakdowns, nothing is known.
Worst of all for a...
Toyota pilot Jari-Matti Latvala missed the opportunity for the fourth time to win the Rally Finland due to a malfunction of the vehicle.
Jari-Matti was leading on the home stage before the special stage Ouninpohja his Yaris has suddenly slowed down due to mechanical failure.
Rally Finland: Jari-Matti Latvala grabbed the lead at Esapekka Lappi
Latvala was able to continue driving distances, but soon had to re-Park your car at the roadside where he, along with co Miickey Anttila tried to repair the equipment.
Latvala can get back in the fight, but he has lost 12 minutes. This failure of team...
Toyota pilot Jari-Matti Latvala regained the lead on the home of Rally Finland.
The results of Friday and Jari-Matti behind his compatriot and teammate at Toyota of Esapekka Lappi by four seconds, but thanks to successful performance on the four morning stages he managed not only to regain the lead, but also to create advantage in 7.8 seconds.
“I don’t care what Latvala has won here three times. I want to be the fastest – quoted Lappi AUTOSPORT.com. – Honestly, I don’t know where he manages to play time. If I go even faster, then just fix the track”.
The return of defending world champion Sebastien Ogier at Rally Finland is still under question due to the poor health of his co-driver Julien Ingrassia, reports AUTOSPORT.
On the fourth special stage on Friday, the crew crashed their Ford Fiesta left the road and hit the right side of the tree. Ogier and Ingrassia was taken to hospital and underwent a medical examination, the results of which have been diagnosed with a co-driver has a slight concussion of the brain.
By Friday evening, Julien was discharged from the main hospital of Central Finland, but still complained of dizziness and...
Debutant WRC Esapekka Lappi, who plays for the factory Toyota team, made up of the leader of the dramatic and unpredictable first day of the Rally Finland.
26-year-old Finn, carrying only the fourth stage in the main class of the world championship, ahead of in the course of the day section of experienced teammate Jari-Matti Latvala, followed closely throughout the morning.
Showed the best time on the tenth special stage, Lappi led the General classification by the end of the day increased the gap from 0.3 to 4.4 seconds.
“It’s difficult to describe how I feel. Since my childhood...
Championship leader Sebastien Ogier has not yet decided on a return to Rally Finland after an accident that occurred Friday morning.
The Frenchman crashed the car on the fourth special stage, taking off the track and crashing into a tree on the right. Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia was sent to the hospital as a precaution.
“The car’s all right, we just need to wait a bit, – quotes AUTOSPORT, Ogier. – Julien suffered a serious jolt in the accident. We both had a medical examination – all fine. But while he feels not the best way, so I want to wait and give him the...
Ward Toyota Jari-Matti Latvala leads after the seventh special stage of the rally of Finland, but it is rapidly catching up with team-mate Lappi Esapekka.
The leaders of the championship having problems. Sebastien Ogier dropped out of the competition, damaging the rear suspension of your car M-Sport Ford. Ogier landed badly after a jump, with the result that flew in the tree. His team-mate Ott Tanak also encountered difficulties: Estonian lead on the first three SU, went too wide and hit a stone while DOPA Jukojarvi. Apart from the puncture, he must have damaged the driveshaft, resulting in...
The pilot M-Sport’s Ott Tanak won the first special stage, Rally Finland.
Estonian Ford Fiesta passed by the first additional 1.44,1, ahead of closest pursuer by 1.1 seconds.
“I have respect for these roads. When in Finland, you have a good feel of the car, enjoying the local competition,” said Ott.
The second was the Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville. The Belgian managed to leave behind the overall leader of the season-2017 Sebastien Ogier. Recall that in the standings ahead of the Frenchman Thierry on 11 points.
Fourth place was won by Craig Breen on the Citroen C3, and the...