Rally Finland - 4th Day: Tanak takes maiden Hyundai win in Finland, Lappi rolls

At the end of the final day of Rally Finland, Ott Tanak wins this event for a third time in his WRC career with Kalle Rovanpera and Esapekka Lappi completing the podium places.

Ott Tanak is the winner of this year's Rally Finland and took the first ever victory of Hyundai there. The Estonian driver controlled his lead on Sunday and was the fastest driver in Stage 19. Also, he set the second fastest time in PS, therefore he took two bonus points from it.

Kalle Rovanpera remained second and said that he did not want to take any unnecessary risk. However, he set an identical time with Tanak in Stage 20 while he was the fastest driver in Stage 21 and 22 scoring five extra points in Powerstage.

Esapekka Lappi completes the podium despite his roll on the penultimate stage of the day. The incident happened when he ran wide on a left-hander and the car dug into a rut. He completed SS21 20,5 seconds slower than his teammate. However, he managed to arrive at the regroup zone repairing the radiator's leak and putting water from a lake. Finally, he took off the windscreen of his Yaris ahead of the start of SS22 while the roof was missing.

Elfyn Evans finished in fourth position overall and could not do more to catch Lappi for the lowest place of the podium. However, he scored three points in Powerstage.

Thierry Neuville completes the top five and his stage times were in top three, but he took only one extra point from Powerstage.

Takamoto Katsuta follows the Belgian driver and was slower than the last one, therefore their gap increased to 51 seconds.

Gus Greensmith finished seventh overall and said at the end of Stage 19 that he had no grip.

Pierre-Louis Loubet was in eighth place, but he was forced to retire ahead of Powerstage due to a technical issue. 

Jari Huttunen completes the top ten after Loubet's problem. However, he reported a strange feeling with the power steering of his Puma at the end of Stage 19 and finished just one place far from the top ten.

Adrien Fourmaux remained outside the top ten. 

Craig Breen restarted today under the regulations of Rally2 after his retirement in Stage 12 and scored only four points in Finland as he was the second fastest driver in Powerstage.

Watch below the stage times:

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

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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