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 kill myself because I thought that damaged the car.
Victory brought me an unforgettable experience. It’s incredible, but I still can’t realize your accomplishments.”
Compatriot Lappi and team boss Tommi Makinen also won the first home rally in 1994, driving additional crew Ford.
“I still every day I remember the incredible victory of 1994,” said Makinen.
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