Jari-Matti Latvala brought Toyota its first win since 1999, having celebrated success at the Rally Sweden.
The ex-pilot of Volkswagen inherited the leadership of the rally from Thierry Neuville, who on Saturday suffered a setback.
Rally Sweden: Neuville loses the lead because of the accident, Latvala is ahead of both M-Sport
Before Powerstage advantage over Latvala Ott Tanaka was 20 seconds, but Jari-Matti did not slow down and won the final special stage of Rally Sweden, having put in his piggy Bank for another five points.
Second on the Powerstage was Sebastien Ogier and Neuville third.
If we talk about the final Protocol of the competition, Latvala is ahead of Tanaka 29.2 seconds. Completed the podium the reigning world champion Ogier, who lost Jari-Matti.
“It’s just unbelievable, said after the finish Latvala. New team, new car, second rally and win. I have no words to describe my feelings. This is an emotional moment for me.”
Tanak was satisfied with his performance, saying: “overall, it was a successful weekend. Yesterday we were fastest, and I’m glad of that fact.”
Ogier, who scored a double finish on the podium for M-Sport, added: “We managed to ascend the podium. It’s great. The rally was difficult, but we have gained important points in the championship.”
If to speak about position in the standings after two stages of season 2017, the first place is Jari-Matti, ahead of Sebastien on four points. On third position was occupied by the Tanak, losing Finn 15 points.
In fourth place in Rally Sweden concluded Dani Sordo, becoming the best representatives of Hyundai. Craig Breen has won for Citroen in fifth place.
The second half of the top ten amounted to Elfyn Evans, Hayden Paddon, Stephen Lefebvre, tidemand of Pontus, who became the fastest in the WRC2, and Teemu Suninen.
As for the Russian crew consisting of Alexei Lukyanyuk and Alexey Arnautova, he completed Powerstage 18-m, and in the overall competition he finished 29th.
|1.||Jari-Matti Latvala||Gazoo Racing Toyota Yaris||2:36:03.6|
|2.||Ott Tanak||M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||+29,2|
|3.||Sebastien Ogier||M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||+59,5|
|4.||Dani Sordo||Hyundai i20 Coupe||+2.11,3|
|5.||Craig Breen||Citroen DS3 Abu Dhabi||+2.51,2|
|6.||Elfyn Evans||DMACK M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||+5.26,6|
|7.||Hayden Paddon||Hyundai i20 Coupe||+5.31,2|
|8.||Stéphane Lefebvre||Citroen C3 Abu Dhabi||+7.14,7|
|9.||Pontus Of Tidemand||Skoda Motorsport Fabia R5||+9.11,1|
|10.||Teemu Suninen||Ford Fiesta R5||+10.02,9|
|29.||Alexey Lukyanuk||Ford Fiesta R5||+51.38,6|
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