Rally rewind: Finland 2019

It’s been more than two years since the forests and lakes of central Finland echoed to the sound of the FIA World Rally Championship. Finland’s fast and furious Friday The opening leg was one of those WRC days that lives long in the memory. The Estonian led throughout the morning, his cause aided by left-sided punctures for Latvala and Meeke. Six-tenths covered Latvala, Tänak and Meeke as Toyota dominated on roads it knows so well. “There was concrete there last year so I had my note,” related Latvala later. Title-chasing Tänak Tänak had regained and then lost the lead before Kakaristo, but when Latvala yielded almost 15sec, the Estonian had his break. He eased through the final day to secure back-to-back Finland wins, and his third victory in four rallies, by 25.6sec.

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