2018 Rally Finland

The 2018 Rally Finland (formally known as the Neste Rally Finland 2018) was a motor racing event for rally cars that held over four days between 26 and 29 July 2018.[1] It marked the sixty-eighth running of Rally Finland, and was the eighth round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship and its support categories, the WRC-2 and WRC-3 championships, and the fourth round of the Junior WRC championship.[2][3] The event was based in Jyväskylä in Central Finland and consisted of twenty-three special stages totalling 317.26 km (197.14 mi) in competitive kilometres.[4]

2018 Rally Finland
68th Neste Rally Finland
Round 8 of 13 in the 2018 World Rally Championship
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Ott Tänak Rally Finland 2018 Ruuhimäki.JPG
The Toyota Yaris WRC of winners Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja during the event.
Host country Finland
Rally baseJyväskylä, Keski-Suomi
Dates run26 – 29 July 2018
Start locationJyväskylä, Keski-Suomi
Finish locationRuuhimäki, Toivakka
Stages23 (317.26 km; 197.14 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Transport distance1,110.23 km (689.86 miles)
Overall distance1,427.49 km (887.00 miles)
Results
Overall winnerEstonia Ott Tänak
Estonia Martin Järveoja
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
2:35:18.1
WRC-2 winnerFinland Eerik Pietarinen
Finland Juhana Raitanen
Finland TGS Worldwide
2:45:18.4
WRC-3 winnerEstonia Ken Torn
Estonia Kuldar Sikk
Estonia OT Racing
3:03:07.2
Power Stage winnerEstonia Ott Tänak
Estonia Martin Järveoja
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
Crews registered72
Crews67 at start, 51 at finish

Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm were the defending rally winners.[5] Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja were the rally winners. Their team, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, were the manufacturers' winners.[6] The TGS Worldwide crew of Eerik Pietarinen and Juhana Raitanen won the World Rally Championship-2 category in a Škoda Fabia R5, while Estonian crew Ken Torn and Kuldar Sikk won the World Rally Championship-3.[7][8]

BackgroundEdit

Championship standings prior to the eventEdit

Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul entered the round with a twenty-seven-point lead in the World Championship for Drivers and Co-drivers. In the World Championship for Manufacturers, Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT held a twenty-eight-point lead over M-Sport Ford WRT.

Entry listEdit

The following crews were entered into the rally. The event was opened to crews competing in the World Rally Championship, World Rally Championship-2, and the World Rally Championship-3. The final entry list consisted of twelve World Rally Car entries, eighteen in the World Rally Championship-2, and another eighteen entries in the World Rally Championship-3, fifteen of which were eligible to score points in the Junior World Rally Championship.

No. Entrant Driver Co-Driver Car Tyre
World Rally Car entries
1   M-Sport Ford WRT   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC M
2   M-Sport Ford WRT   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta WRC M
3   M-Sport Ford WRT   Teemu Suninen   Mikko Markkula Ford Fiesta WRC M
4   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger-Synnevaag Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
5   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
6   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT   Hayden Paddon   Sebastian Marshall Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
7   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Toyota Yaris WRC M
8   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC M
9   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm Toyota Yaris WRC M
10   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT   Mads Østberg   Torstein Eriksen Citroën C3 WRC M
11   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT   Craig Breen   Scott Martin Citroën C3 WRC M
12   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT   Khalid Al-Qassimi   Chris Patterson Citroën C3 WRC M
World Rally Championship-2 entries
31   Škoda Motorsport   Ole Christian Veiby   Stig Rune Skjærmoen Škoda Fabia R5 M
32   Gus Greensmith   Gus Greensmith   Craig Parry Ford Fiesta R5 M
33   Tommi Mäkinen Racing   Takamoto Katsuta   Marko Salminen Ford Fiesta R5 M
34   ACI Team Italia WRC   Fabio Andolfi   Simone Scattolin Škoda Fabia R5 P
35   BRC Racing Team   Pierre-Louis Loubet   Vincent Landais Hyundai i20 R5 M
36   Citroën Total Rallye Team   Stéphane Lefebvre   Gabin Moreau Citroën C3 R5 M
37   Tommi Mäkinen Racing   Hiroki Arai   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta R5 M
38   Hyundai Motorsport   Jari Huttunen   Antti Linnaketo Hyundai i20 R5 M
39   Nicolas Ciamin   Nicolas Ciamin   Thibault de la Haye Hyundai i20 R5 M
40   Motorsport Italia   Benito Guerra   Borja Rozada Škoda Fabia R5 P
41   Škoda Motorsport   Kalle Rovanperä   Jonne Halttunen Škoda Fabia R5 M
42   Lars Stugemo   Lars Stugemo   Kalle Lexe Škoda Fabia R5 P
43   Castrol Ford Team Türkiye   Murat Bostanci   Onur Vatansever Ford Fiesta R5 P
44   Citroën Total Rallye Team   Simone Tempestini   Sergiu Itu Citroën C3 R5 M
45   TGS Worldwide   Eerik Pietarinen   Juhana Raitanen Škoda Fabia R5 M
46   Printsport   Emil Lindholm   Mikael Korhonen Škoda Fabia R5 M
47   Tommi Mäkinen Racing 2   Jarkko Nikara   Sayaka Adachi Ford Fiesta R5 M
48   M-Sport Ford WRT   Jouni Virtanen   Enni Mälkönen Ford Fiesta R5 M
World Rally Championship-3 entries
61   Denis Rådström   Denis Rådström   Johan Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T P
62   Emil Bergkvist   Emil Bergkvist   Joakim Sjöberg Ford Fiesta R2T P
63   Équipe de France FFSA Rally   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi   Romain Courbon Ford Fiesta R2T P
64   Terry Folb   Terry Folb   Kevin Bronner Ford Fiesta R2T P
65   ACI Team Italia   Luca Bottarelli   Manuel Fenoli Ford Fiesta R2T P
66   ADAC Sachsen   Julius Tannert   Jürgen Heigl Ford Fiesta R2T P
67   ACI Team Italia   Enrico Oldrati   Danilo Fappani Ford Fiesta R2T P
68   Callum Devine   Callum Devine   Brian Hoy Ford Fiesta R2T P
69   Holder Brothers Racing   David Holder   Jason Farmer Ford Fiesta R2T P
70   Castrol Ford Team Turkiye   Bugra Banaz   Burak Erdener Ford Fiesta R2T P
71   OT Racing   Ken Torn   Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta R2T P
72   Emilio Fernández   Emilio Fernández   Joaquin Riquelme Ford Fiesta R2T P
73   Tom Williams   Tom Williams   Phil Hall Ford Fiesta R2T P
74   Umberto Accornero   Umberto Accornero   Maurizio Barone Ford Fiesta R2T P
75   Team Flying Finn   Henri Hokkala   Kimmo Pahkala Ford Fiesta R2T P
76   Taisko Lario   Taisko Lario   Tatu Hämäläinen Peugeot 208 R2 P
77   Louise Cook   Louise Cook   Stefan Davis Citroën DS3 R3T M
78   Darren Garrod   Sanjay Takale   Darren Garrod Ford Fiesta R2 P
Other major entries
83   Printsport   Łukasz Pieniążek   Przemysław Mazur Škoda Fabia R5 M
89   Team MRF Tyres   Gaurav Gill   Glenn MacNeall Ford Fiesta R5 MR
Source:[9]
Notes

ReportEdit

Pre-eventEdit

Following Citroën's sacking of Kris Meeke,[10][11] the team promoted Mads Østberg and Torstein Eriksen to replace him and his co-driver Paul Nagle as lead drivers.[12]

ThursdayEdit

Ott Tänak, driving a Yaris, took a 0.7-second lead over championship leader Thierry Neuville, while defending world champion Sébastien Ogier was 0.1 second further behind. Andreas Mikkelsen was in fourth place in another Hyundai i20, another slender 0.1 second behind, while defending rally winner Esapekka Lappi was in fifth. Shakedown top two Mads Østberg and Craig Breen tied in sixth, followed by local Finn Jari-Matti Latvala. Hayden Paddon and Elfyn Evans cleared the stage in ninth and tenth respectively.

FridayEdit

Friday witnessed a great fight between Ott Tänak, who drove a Yaris, and Mads Østberg, who drove a C3. After rally leader changed several times, the Estonian ended the day with a 5.8-second lead. Local Finn Jari-Matti Latvala completed the day in third, with Hayden Paddon led Hyundai in fourth position after Teemu Suninen fell back in the final stage of the day with brake issues in his Fiesta. Title contender Sébastien Ogier, who was second on the road, climbed up to sixth overall after Ford gave his teammate Elfyn Evans a team order, which ordered him to slow down in SS10 before reaching the finish line. Defending rally winner Esapekka Lappi, who stalled his car at the opening stage of the day, cleared the day in eighth place, while Craig Breen, who suffered an early puncture and a late fuel pressure issue, completed the day in ninth. Championship leader Thierry Neuville, who struggled for grip all the day due to being first on the road, completed the leaderboard. Teammate Andreas Mikkelsen finished down the order after rolling his i20.

SaturdayEdit

 
Rally runner-up Mads Østberg and Torstein Eriksen crew during the event.

Saturday in Rally Finland was dominated by three Yarises. Ott Tänak, who stormed away with a 39-second over Mads Østberg, Jari-Matti Latvala, who closed the gap the Norwegian to only 5.4 seconds, and Esapekka Lappi, who climbed up four places after his effort, took all eight stage victories of the day to make Toyota a 1-3-4 finish. Hayden Paddon, who led Hyundai in fifth place, manage to stay ahead of local Finn Teemu Suninen despite brake problems and high tyre wear. Defending world champion Sébastien Ogier, who struggled to come to terms with new shock absorbers and an upgraded aerodynamic package, and teammate Elfyn Evans cleared the day in seventh and eighth respectively, while Craig Breen completed the day in ninth overall in another C3. Championship leader Thierry Neuville, who failed to make up yesterday's lost time, completed the leaderboard in tenth place.

SundayEdit

Ott Tänak took his second rally victory of the season with a Power Stage win in Finland to gain a maximum thirty points after a master-class performance.[13] Mads Østberg edged Jari-Matti Latvala by only 2.8 seconds to finish second overall. Hayden Paddon completed the rally in fourth place after defending rally winner Esapekka Lappi went off in SS20.[14] Sébastien Ogier climbed up to fifth place after Ford gave another team order to Teemu Suninen, who was ordered to check in late at a time control so that he was given a 20-second time penalty and dropped behind his five-time world champion teammate in sixth. Elfyn Evans finished in seventh in another Fiesta, followed by Craig Breen in eighth. Championship leader Thierry Neuville ended his rally ahead of his teammate Andreas Mikkelsen in ninth place. Despite an unsatisfied outcome, he still leads the championship by twenty-one points over the defending world champion.

ClassificationEdit

Top ten finishersEdit

The following crews finished the rally in each class's top ten.[a]

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Stage
Overall classification
1 1 8   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 2:35:18.1 0.0 25 5
2 2 10   Mads Østberg   Torstein Eriksen   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC 2:35:50.8 +32.7 18 4
3 3 7   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 2:35:53.6 +35.5 15 3
4 4 6   Hayden Paddon   Sebastian Marshall   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:36:53.7 +1:35.6 12 0
5 5 1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 2:37:33.1 +2:15.0 10 0
6 6 3   Teemu Suninen   Mikko Markkula   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 2:37:37.3 +2:19.2 8 0
7 7 2   Elfyn Evans   Phil Mills   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 2:37:47.6 +2:29.5 6 0
8 8 11   Craig Breen   Scott Martin   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC 2:38:26.5 +3:08.4 4 1
9 9 5   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:39:09.9 +3:51.8 2 2
10 10 4   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger-Synnevaag   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:43:55.5 +8:37.4 1 0
World Rally Championship-2
11 1 45   Eerik Pietarinen   Juhana Raitanen   TGS Worldwide Škoda Fabia R5 2:45:18.4 0.0 25
12 2 38   Jari Huttunen   Antti Linnaketo   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 R5 2:46:25.2 +1:06.8 18
13 3 32   Gus Greensmith   Craig Parry   Gus Greensmith Ford Fiesta R5 2:47:53.3 +2:34.9 15
14 4 41   Kalle Rovanperä   Jonne Halttunen   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 2:47:55.2 +2:36.8 12
15 5 35   Pierre-Louis Loubet   Vincent Landais   BRC Racing Team Hyundai i20 R5 2:49:23.4 +4:05.0 10
18 6 40   Benito Guerra   Borja Rozada   Motorsport Italia Škoda Fabia R5 2:56:40.6 +11:22.2 8
23 7 37   Hiroki Arai   Jarmo Lehtinen   Tommi Mäkinen Racing Ford Fiesta R5 3:06:43.7 +21:25.3 6
29 8 34   Fabio Andolfi   Simone Scattolin   ACI Team Italia WRC Škoda Fabia R5 3:18:08.6 +32:50.2 4
36 9 44   Simone Tempestini   Sergiu Itu   Citroën Total Rallye Team Citroën C3 R5 3:31:05.5 +45:47.1 2
38 10 43   Murat Bostanci   Onur Vatansever   Castrol Ford Team Türkiye Ford Fiesta R5 3:42:31.8 +57:13.4 1
World Rally Championship-3
19 1 71   Ken Torn   Kuldar Sikk   OT Racing Ford Fiesta R2T 3:03:07.2 0.0 25
20 2 62   Emil Bergkvist   Joakim Sjöberg   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 3:03:17.1 +9.9 18
21 3 63   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi   Romain Courbon   Équipe de France FFSA Rally Ford Fiesta R2T 3:04:53.4 +1:46.2 15
24 4 66   Enrico Oldrati   Danilo Fappani   ACI Team Italia Ford Fiesta R2T 3:07:15.3 +4:08.1 12
25 5 68   Callum Devine   Brian Hoy   Callum Devine Ford Fiesta R2T 3:09:14.1 +6:06.9 10
26 6 73   Tom Williams   Phil Hall   Tom Williams Ford Fiesta R2T 3:13:12.4 +10:05.2 8
27 7 76   Taisko Lario   Tatu Hämäläinen   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 3:14:41.0 +11:33.8 6
28 8 70   Bugra Banaz   Burak Erdener   Castrol Ford Team Turkiye Ford Fiesta R2T 3:14:49.9 +11:42.7 4
32 9 67   Enrico Oldrati   Danilo Fappani   ACI Team Italia Ford Fiesta R2T 3:20:35.9 +17:28.7 2
33 10 69   David Holder   Jason Farmer   Holder Brothers Racing Ford Fiesta R2T 3:25:24.5 +22:17.3 1
Junior World Rally Championship
19 1 71   Ken Torn   Kuldar Sikk   OT Racing Ford Fiesta R2T 3:03:07.2 0.0 25 9
20 2 62   Emil Bergkvist   Joakim Sjöberg   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 3:03:17.1 +9.9 18 12
21 3 63   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi   Romain Courbon   Équipe de France FFSA Rally Ford Fiesta R2T 3:04:53.4 +1:46.2 15 0
24 4 66   Julius Tannert   ADAC Sachsen   Jürgen Heigl Ford Fiesta R2T 3:07:15.3 +4:08.1 12 0
25 5 68   Callum Devine   Brian Hoy   Callum Devine Ford Fiesta R2T 3:09:14.1 +6:06.9 10 0
26 6 73   Tom Williams   Phil Hall   Tom Williams Ford Fiesta R2T 3:13:12.4 +10:05.2 8 0
28 7 70   Bugra Banaz   Burak Erdener   Castrol Ford Team Turkiye Ford Fiesta R2T 3:14:49.9 +11:42.7 6 0
32 8 67   Enrico Oldrati   Danilo Fappani   ACI Team Italia Ford Fiesta R2T 3:20:35.9 +17:28.7 4 0
33 9 69   David Holder   Jason Farmer   Holder Brothers Racing Ford Fiesta R2T 3:25:24.5 +22:17.3 2 0
34 10 74   Umberto Accornero   Maurizio Barone   Umberto Accornero Ford Fiesta R2T 3:29:50.8 +26:43.6 1 0
Source:[15][16]

Other notable finishersEdit

The following notable crews finished the rally outside top ten.[a]

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Class Time Points
Event Class Stage
34 11 74   Umberto Accornero   Maurizio Barone   Umberto Accornero Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3 3:29:50.8 0
37 37 12   Khalid Al-Qassimi   Chris Patterson   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC WRC 3:41:28.3 0
39 11 65   Luca Bottarelli   Manuel Fenoli   ACI Team Italia Ford Fiesta R2T J-WRC 3:43:17.8 0
12 WRC-3
40 11 46   Emil Lindholm   Mikael Korhonen   Printsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 3:45:52.4
43 12 42   Lars Stugemo   Kalle Lexe   Lars Stugemo Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 3:52:21.1
44 13 36   Stéphane Lefebvre   Gabin Moreau   Citroën Total Rallye Team Citroën C3 R5 WRC-2 3:52:46.8
45 12 64   Terry Folb   Kevin Bronner   Terry Folb Ford Fiesta R2T J-WRC 3:53:24.6 0
13 WRC-3
47 14 78   Darren Garrod   Sanjay Takale   Darren Garrod Ford Fiesta R2 WRC-3 3:55:20.3
48 14 47   Jarkko Nikara   Sayaka Adachi   Tommi Mäkinen Racing 2 Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 3:55:24.2
50 13 72   Emilio Fernández   Joaquin Riquelme   Emilio Fernández Ford Fiesta R2T J-WRC 4:28:54.6 0
15 WRC-3
51 15 48   Jouni Virtanen   Enni Mälkönen   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:35:58.2
Source:[15][16]

Special stagesEdit

Overall classification
Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Class leader
26 July Vesala [Shakedown] 4.26 km   Mads Østberg Citroën C3 WRC 1:54.8 N/A
SS1 Harju 1 2.31 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 1:49.2   Ott Tänak
27 July SS2 Moksi 1 20.04 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 9:56.1
SS3 Urria 1 12.28 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC 6:09.8
SS4 Ässämäki 1 12.33 km   Mads Østberg Citroën C3 WRC 5:49.1   Mads Østberg
SS5 Äänekoski 1 7.71 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 3:32.1   Ott Tänak
SS6 Oittila 19.34 km   Mads Østberg Citroën C3 WRC 9:45.3   Mads Østberg
SS7 Moksi 2 20.04 km   Ott Tänak
  Mads Østberg
Toyota Yaris WRC
Citroën C3 WRC
9:49.3
SS8 Urria 2 12.28 km   Craig Breen Citroën C3 WRC 6:07.0
SS9 Ässämäki 2 12.33 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 5:47.0   Ott Tänak
SS10 Äänekoski 2 7.71 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 3:29.1
SS11 Harju 2 2.31 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 1:48.7
28 July SS12 Päijälä 1 23.92 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 11:36.4
SS13 Pihlajakoski 1 14.90 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 6:50.8
SS14 Kakaristo 1 23.66 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 11:40.4
SS15 Tuohikotanen 1 8.95 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 4:31.5
SS16 Tuohikotanen 2 8.95 km   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Ott Tänak
Toyota Yaris WRC
Toyota Yaris WRC
4:26.0
SS17 Kakaristo 2 23.66 km   Esapekka Lappi Toyota Yaris WRC 11:26.3
SS18 Päijälä 2 23.92 km   Esapekka Lappi Toyota Yaris WRC 11:31.1
SS19 Pihlajakoski 2 14.90 km   Esapekka Lappi Toyota Yaris WRC 6:50.4
29 July SS20 Laukaa 1 11.74 km   Mads Østberg Citroën C3 WRC 5:28.4
SS21 Ruuhimäki 1 11.12 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC 5:32.9
SS22 Laukaa 2 11.74 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC 5:21.8
SS23 Ruuhimäki 2 [Power stage] 11.12 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 5:26.2
World Rally Championship-2
26 July Vesala [Shakedown] 4.26 km   Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 2:02.9 N/A
SS1 Harju 1 2.31 km   Fabio Andolfi Škoda Fabia R5 1:54.1   Fabio Andolfi
27 July SS2 Moksi 1 20.04 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 10:25.5   Kalle Rovanperä
SS3 Urria 1 12.28 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 6:29.4
SS4 Ässämäki 1 12.33 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 6:10.2
SS5 Äänekoski 1 7.71 km   Eerik Pietarinen Škoda Fabia R5 3:43.3
SS6 Oittila 19.34 km   Emil Lindholm Škoda Fabia R5 10:22.0
SS7 Moksi 2 20.04 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 10:18.5
SS8 Urria 2 12.28 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 6:28.8
SS9 Ässämäki 2 12.33 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 6:14.3
SS10 Äänekoski 2 7.71 km   Eerik Pietarinen Škoda Fabia R5 3:42.4
SS11 Harju 2 2.31 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 1:52.9
28 July SS12 Päijälä 1 23.92 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 12:17.1
SS13 Pihlajakoski 1 14.90 km   Eerik Pietarinen Škoda Fabia R5 7:19.8
SS14 Kakaristo 1 23.66 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 12:20.0
SS15 Tuohikotanen 1 8.95 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 4:48.1
SS16 Tuohikotanen 2 8.95 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 4:43.2
SS17 Kakaristo 2 23.66 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 12:08.0
SS18 Päijälä 2 23.92 km   Eerik Pietarinen Škoda Fabia R5 12:17.1
SS19 Pihlajakoski 2 14.90 km   Eerik Pietarinen Škoda Fabia R5 7:19.8   Eerik Pietarinen
29 July SS20 Laukaa 1 11.74 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 5:43.5
SS21 Ruuhimäki 1 11.12 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 5:46.1
SS22 Laukaa 2 11.74 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 5:36.7
SS23 Ruuhimäki 2 11.12 km   Kalle Rovanperä Škoda Fabia R5 5:40.4
World Rally Championship-3 / Junior World Rally Championship
26 July Vesala [Shakedown] 4.26 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 2:20.0 N/A
SS1 Harju 1 2.31 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 2:08.3   Ken Torn
27 July SS2 Moksi 1 20.04 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 11:39.3   Emil Bergkvist
SS3 Urria 1 12.28 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 7:16.7
SS4 Ässämäki 1 12.33 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 27:56.2
SS5 Äänekoski 1 7.71 km   Henri Hokkala Ford Fiesta R2T 4:05.2
SS6 Oittila 19.34 km   Henri Hokkala Ford Fiesta R2T 11:21.0
SS7 Moksi 2 20.04 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 11:33.1
SS8 Urria 2 12.28 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 7:14.3
SS9 Ässämäki 2 12.33 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 6:54.2   Ken Torn
SS10 Äänekoski 2 7.71 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 4:02.5
SS11 Harju 2 2.31 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 2:06.3
28 July SS12 Päijälä 1 23.92 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 13:38.6
SS13 Pihlajakoski 1 14.90 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 8:11.3
SS14 Kakaristo 1 23.66 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 13:35.5
SS15 Tuohikotanen 1 8.95 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 5:21.8
SS16 Tuohikotanen 2 8.95 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 5:19.6
SS17 Kakaristo 2 23.66 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 13:25.4
SS18 Päijälä 2 23.92 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 13:41.6
SS19 Pihlajakoski 2 14.90 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 8:07.2
29 July SS20 Laukaa 1 11.74 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 6:26.5
SS21 Ruuhimäki 1 11.12 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 6:34.2
SS22 Laukaa 2 11.74 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 6:15.9
SS23 Ruuhimäki 2 11.12 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 6:29.3

Power stageEdit

The Power stage was an 11.12 km stage at the end of the rally. Additional World Championship points were awarded to the five fastest crews.

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Diff. Pts.
1   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC 5:26.2 0.0 5
2   Mads Østberg   Torstein Eriksen Citroën C3 WRC 5:26.7 +0.5 4
3   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Toyota Yaris WRC 5:27.0 +0.8 3
4   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 5:27.4 +1.2 2
5   Craig Breen   Scott Martin Citroën C3 WRC 5:27.9 +1.7 1

J-WRC stage winning crewsEdit

Junior World Rally Championship crews scored additional points. Each of the fastest stage time was awarded with one bonus point.

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Pts.
1   Emil Bergkvist   Joakim Sjöberg Ford Fiesta R2T 12
2   Ken Torn   Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta R2T 9
3   Henri Hokkala   Kimmo Pahkala Ford Fiesta R2T 2

PenaltiesEdit

The following notable crews were given time penalty during the rally.[a]

Stage No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Class Reason Penalty
SS3 44   Simone Tempestini   Sergiu Itu   Citroën Total Rallye Team Citroën C3 R5 WRC-2 1 minute late 0:10
SS6 4   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger-Synnevaag   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 4 minutes late 0:40
SS9 35   Pierre-Louis Loubet   Vincent Landais   BRC Racing Team Hyundai i20 R5 WRC-2 5 minutes late 0:50
SS12 78   Sanjay Takale   Darren Garrod   Darren Garrod Hyundai i20 R5 WRC-3 4 minutes late 0:40
SS21 89   Gaurav Gill   Glenn MacNeall   Team MRF Tyres Ford Fiesta R5 N/A Jump start 0:10
SS22 3   Teemu Suninen   Mikko Markkula   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 2 minutes late 0:20

RetirementsEdit

The following notable crews retired from the event.[a] Under Rally2 regulations, they were eligible to re-enter the event starting from the next leg. Crews that re-entered were given an additional time penalty.

Stage No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Class Cause Re-entry
SS2 36   Stéphane Lefebvre   Gabin Moreau   Citroën Total Rallye Team Citroën C3 R5 WRC-2 Technical Yes
SS2 47   Jarkko Nikara   Sayaka Adachi   Tommi Mäkinen Racing 2 Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Off road Yes
SS4 72   Emilio Fernández   Joaquin Riquelme   Emilio Fernández Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC Off road No
SS6 61   Denis Rådström   Johan Johansson   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC Technical No
SS7 75   Henri Hokkala   Kimmo Pahkala   Team Flying Finn Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC Off road No
SS8 33   Takamoto Katsuta   Marko Salminen   Tommi Mäkinen Racing Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Off road No
SS8 34   Fabio Andolfi   Simone Scattolin   ACI Team Italia WRC Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 Technical Yes
SS8 37   Hiroki Arai   Jarmo Lehtinen   Tommi Mäkinen Racing Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Technical Yes
SS8 43   Murat Bostanci   Onur Vatansever   Castrol Ford Team Türkiye Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Off road Yes
SS8 48   Jouni Virtanen   Enni Mälkönen   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Technical Yes
SS12 12   Khalid Al-Qassimi   Chris Patterson   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC WRC Suspension Yes
SS12 46   Emil Lindholm   Mikael Korhonen   Printsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 Off road No
SS13 83   Łukasz Pieniążek   Przemysław Mazur   Printsport Škoda Fabia R5 N/A Off road No
SS13 64   Terry Folb   Kevin Bronner   Terry Folb Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC Off road Yes
SS14 42   Lars Stugemo   Kalle Lexe   Lars Stugemo Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 Technical Yes
SS14 44   Simone Tempestini   Sergiu Itu   Citroën Total Rallye Team Citroën C3 R5 WRC-2 Off road No
SS14 48   Jouni Virtanen   Enni Mälkönen   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Technical Yes
SS15 65   Luca Bottarelli   Manuel Fenoli   ACI Team Italia Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC Off road Yes
SS17 39   Nicolas Ciamin   Thibault de la Haye   Nicolas Ciamin Hyundai i20 R5 WRC-2 Off road No
SS17 43   Murat Bostanci   Onur Vatansever   Castrol Ford Team Türkiye Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Mechanical No
SS17 69   David Holder   Jason Farmer   Holder Brothers Racing Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC Technical Yes
SS18 31   Ole Christian Veiby   Stig Rune Skjærmoen   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 Off road No
SS18 74   Umberto Accornero   Maurizio Barone   Umberto Accornero Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC Technical Yes
SS20 9   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC WRC Crash No
SS22 83   Łukasz Pieniążek   Przemysław Mazur   Printsport Škoda Fabia R5 N/A Off road No

Championship standings after the rallyEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Only crews contesting the World Rally Championship, World Rally Championship-2 and World Rally Championship-3 are listed.

ReferencesEdit

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