Ott Tänak secured the 10th win of his world championship career with victory in Finland, ahead of local stars Esapekka Lappi (Citroën/Michelin) and Jari-Matt...
Ott Tänak claimed a third straight victory in Germany where he was joined on the Rallye Deutschland podium by Toyota/Michelin team-mates Kris Meeke and Jari-Matti Latvala. Michelin scooped the top prize in WRC2 Pro, too, in association with Skoda Motorsport.
True to tradition, the outcome of this year’s Rallye Deutschland was settled more or less by the classic 41-kilometre, part-concrete/part-asphalt Panzerplatte stage which scuppered the challenges of both Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin), who was battling for the lead at the time, and six-time world champion Sébastien Ogier (Citroën/Michelin).
Hyundai/Michelin’s Neuville (4th) and Sordo (5th) were the only two drivers who succeeded in contesting Toyota’s supremacy, while Esapekka Lappi and Ogier ended up sixth and eighth for Citroën/Michelin.