Rally got a good start as Lappi set the quickest time to the first stage of the rally on Thursday evening.
Friday morning was a bit of a struggle but after midday service Lappi gained performance as the day went on, improving their cars’ setups to suit the conditions. The setups and the confidence is getting better and better during the rally.
“I am pretty pleased with this result. Strong performace without mistakes and speed was quite okay, not the best but ok. These are important points, especially for the team. Sunday morning loop the performance was really strong: We defended our third place and we managed to do a fastest time, which is always nice. We got a big gap and after that it was just about bringing the car safely to the finish, which we did.”
With the results for Latvala (2nd) and Lappi, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team extends its manufacturers’ championship lead to 20 points.