Estonia: Tanak, Jarveoja win Rally Finland, widen WRC points lead

  • 2019-08-05
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian rally driver Ott Tanak and co-driver Martin Jarveoja, driving a Toyota Yaris for Toyota Gazoo Racing, won Rally Finland on Sunday, further extending their points lead in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).

The Estonians were ahead of Finns Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm by 25.6 seconds and outraced teammates Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila by 33.2 seconds.

The top three was followed by Norwegians Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jaeger-Amland further 53.4 seconds behind.

The Estonians' biggest competitors, ruling world champion Sebastien Ogier with Julien Ingrassia as co-pilot for Citroen C3 WRC, and Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul from Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, placed fourth and fifth, respectively 56.1 seconds, and 1 minute and 32.1 seconds behind.

Tanak and Jarveoja also won the Power Stage.

After the ninth round, Tanak and Jarveoja lead the drivers' and co-drivers' championship with 180 points, followed by Ogier with 158 and Neuville with 155 points.