The final day consisted of two passes through the 22nd 47km Aittajarvi stage and Toyota scored a 2-1 win in the morning when Elfyn Evans took his second stage win of the Rovanpera event during the Hyundai von Thierry Neuville only scored 0s behind in third place

The battle between Rovanpera and Neuville for second place in the rally would also determine the provisional championship lead. The front runner in the rally in Lapland was defending champion Sebastien Ogier, who had battled an unfavorable road position throughout the event and after one on Sunday Fall restarted at the end of the last stage on Saturday

The Frenchman’s only goal was to save some points from the power stage, and he treated the world properly with a textbook performance on the sidelines.Ogier’s time was nearly 11 seconds faster than his morning run, but that tentative fastest time was something that the rest of the field was targeting

The first to challenge Ogier was teenage Oliver Solberg, who was behind the wheel of a Pukka WRC car for Hyundai for the first time. Solberg threw it all against the wall? literally â ???? His Hyundai flipped between the snowbanks and almost inevitably it would go off and fall for 15 seconds

Evans was next and couldn’t match Ogier’s pace, but then Irishman Craig Breen showed fantastically controlled aggression for Hyundai to set a new benchmark: 15s faster than Frenchman Breen in his first WRC -Use been frustrated since finishing second at the Estonia Rally last year, and survived a horror early day after the team was forced to remove and replace his gearbox for a night cure oil leak

The engineers delivered the repair in just a few seconds and Breen’s pace increase on Sunday was impressive although it accidentally put a wrench into work for teammate Neuville in his fight against Rovanpera In the end, Neuville was 0 minutes shorter than Breen1s and then Rovanpera cut the finish line fastest, beating Breen by 02s to secure the championship lead p>

In contrast, rally leader Tanak took a measured approach to set the fourth fastest time on the stage, adding two bonus points to the 25 he won for the entire event

“You know first, when you come to a new event, you never know what to expect” said Tanak “???? This weekend we came to Finland, kind of the homeland of Toyota, [Gazoo Racing WRT has one Base in Finland] and also Rovanpera should be very strong, so the pressure was definitely there and then we knew it”It will be very difficult to take up the fight. But in the end we had a very good weekend just enough and nothing too muchâ ????

After not scoring a goal in the opening lap in Monte Carlo, the 27 points that Tanak took from the Arctic Rally bring him to fifth place in the drivers’ standings Championship and helped halve Hyundai deficit to Toyota in manufacturers ???? Points

The new championship leader Rovanpera was satisfied with the result, albeit frustrated after struggling with his setup at the rally

??????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????? he said But I have to say, I pushed all weekend, at most all the time I think it was a good weekend on my partâ ????

Before the award ceremony, there was a minute’s silence in memory of the 1983 world champion, Hannu Mikkola A Finnish Air Force F-18 Hornet flew overhead in an emotional tribute led by its former co-driver, FIA President Jean Todt and his former teammate, FIA Women in Motorsport President Michele Mouton

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The Norwegian made a positive impact on settling for decent points from second place, but compatriot Mads Ostberg, who will return himself later this year to defend his WRC2 crown, was cheekily merciless To tear Mikkelsen out of the comment box

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