Rally Estonia - 4th Day: Rovanpera unstoppable after taking his fifth win of the season, drama for M-Sport

At the end of the final day, Kalle Rovanpera is the winner of this year's Rally Estonia with Elfyn Evans and Ott Tanak finishing behind him.

Kalle Rovanpera wins for a second year in a row in Estonia and he extends further his championship lead over his rivals. He was the fastest driver in Stage 19, 20, 21 and 24 scoring the maximum points as he took the five extra points from PS.

Elfyn Evans finished second overall and had a spin in Stage 20 as the rear snapped away under braking. Moreover, he scored four points in Powerstage as he was the second fastest driver on the last stage of Rally Estonia.

Ott Tanak completes the podium and set an equal time with Rovanpera in Stage 20. Finally, he faced brake issues in Stage 23 and 24.

Thierry Neuville remained in fourth place and had an overshoot in Stage 22. In addition to that, he went a bit wide in a mid-speed left-hander and lost the rear in Stage 21 resulting in going into the bushes. In fact, he said at the end of SS21 that he had to work on the seat as it was moving and he was sitting offset the steering wheel.

Takamoto Katsuta completes the top five and secured another top five finish in his career. He was the fifth fastest driver in Powerstage meaning that scored only one extra point.

Esapekka Lappi stole the sixth place from Adrien Fourmaux in Powerstage and he managed to set the fastest time in Stage 22 and 23. Finally, he scored only two points in Powerstage.

Adrien Fourmaux comes behind Lappi and dropped time in Stage 20 as he ran wide on a left-hander and his Puma ended up on the grass.

Oliver Solberg and Craig Breen finished outside the top ten.

Solberg overcooked a right-hander and slid wide into some hay bales in Stage 21 while the centre console of his i20N fell off during Stage 23 and hit the ignition button. His co-driver, Elliott Edmondson, tried to put the centre console back and it was a little distracting for the youngster. Finally, he did a 360 in a field as he went off the road on a right-hander of Stage 24.

Pierre-Louis Loubet was forced to retire after the end of Stage 19 as the front left suspension of his Puma was damaged. The incident happened when he hit a rock and afterwards drove over another rock resulting in slowing down his pace and dropping more than one minute.

Gus Greensmith retired after Stage 20 after facing a transmission issue with his car in that stage which led him to drop more than one minute there.

Both M-Sport drivers were eighth and ninth overall respectively before their retirements.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch below the overall classification after the end of Rally Estonia:

Photo Credits: Toyota

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