Rally Finland - 2nd Day - 1st Loop: Tanak out in front, Solberg crashes out

At the end of the morning loop of the second day, Ott Tanak is now the new leader of Rally Finland with Esapekka Lappi and Elfyn Evans following him.

Ott Tanak is in first position overall as he set the fastest time in Stage 2 and 4.

Esapekka Lappi follows the Hyundai driver for 6,2 seconds and was the fastest driver in Stage 3.

Elfyn Evans completes the top three and stayed out of trouble as the two frontrunners.

Craig Breen is fourth and is chasing Evans for the third place of the race. However, the M-Sport driver reported a small problem with the intercom at the end of Stage 2.

Kalle Rovanpera completes the top five and had to drive on road mode in SS5 as the penultimate stage of this loop was initially red flagged.

Takamoto Katsuta is in sixth place on the overall classification and dropped some seconds in Stage 2 as he had a spin towards the end of this stage. Finally, he was the fastest driver in Stage 6.

Thierry Neuville dropped from first to seventh at the end of the morning loop as he was struggling to find traction and grip with his i20N.

Pierre-Louis Loubet, Jari Huttunen and Gus Greensmith complete the top ten.

Loubet lost 7,5 seconds in Stage 4 as he had a stall.

Adrien Fourmaux is outside the top ten as he had to stop in Stage 3 after cutting the inside of a fast right-hand corned. This incident had as a result to damage the steering arm of his Puma, but he managed to do some repairs, therefore he was back on the move. In addition to that, the Frenchman said at the end of Stage 4 that there was a leak from the power steering.

Oliver Solberg is not able to continue on Saturday under the regulations of Rally2 after the crash he had on the very first corner of Stage 2. The accident happened when he slid wide on the corner, hit something hard in the undergrowth and then his i20N rolled over.

Stage 5 was cancelled by the organizers due to safety issues.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch below the overall classification after SS6:

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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