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21 Aug 2022
The last day of Rallye Ypres Belgium 2022 passed without any surprises.

The last day of Rallye Ypres Belgium 2022 passed without any surprises. As expected Tänak Ott / Järveoja M. (Hyundai i20 N Rally1) kept the leading position and finished as winners in Belgium. Just 5.0 seconds behind them in second place are Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) who had a 10 second penalty and would have been winners in Belgium if not for that penalty. The last place on the podium goes to Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) +1:41.6 behind.
Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre (Ford Puma Rally1) lost 5th position after crashing on stage 19.
Rovanperä K. / Halttunen Jonne (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) won the Power Stage today and the big losers Neuville T. / Wydaeghe M. (Hyundai i20 N Rally1) managed to reach a modest 3rd place in the Power Stage today.
First in RC2 and 6th overall are Lefebvre S. / Malfoy Andy (Citroën C3 Rally2), who managed to displace yesterday's drivers Mikkelsen A. / Eriksen T. (Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo) by 18.1 seconds.
Kalle Rovanperä remains at the top of the general classification with a lead of 72 points over Ott Tanak.


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20 Aug 2022
After 2 days of fighting in Belgium and 16 high-speed stages, Tänak Ott / Järveoja M.

After 2 days of fighting in Belgium and 16 high-speed stages, Tänak Ott / Järveoja M. (Hyundai i20 N Rally1) took the lead. They lead by 8.2 seconds ahead of second placed Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1). Third place goes to the crew Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) at +1:09.8.
In reality, the fight for first place tomorrow will be between Ott Tanak and Elfyn Evans.

Ott Tanak and Neuville T. / Wydaeghe M. (Hyundai i20 N Rally1) showed a very strong fight for the leadership position during these two days. Neuville led by a comfortable lead of over 17 seconds by the 14 speed stage. In stage number 15 Wijtschate 2 with a length of 15.00 km, Neuville lost everything. The Belgian lost a certain victory in his home race after an accident leaving the track and landing in the ditch.
It's another run of bad luck for Neuville.
A fight for 4th place is coming on Sunday between 4th Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre
(Ford Puma Rally1) and fifth Solberg Oliver / Edmondson E. (Hyundai i20 N Rally1). The difference between them is only 5.7 seconds.
First in RC2 are Mikkelsen A. / Eriksen T. (Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo) and 8th in the general classification.
The other big loser, the leader in the general classification Rovanperä K. / Halttunen Jonne (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) crashed already in the 2nd speed stage and left the fight.
Only 4 stages remain on Sunday until the Ypres Belgium Rally Finale.


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07 Aug 2022
Tänak Ott / Järveoja M.

Tänak Ott / Järveoja M. (Hyundai i20 N Rally1) managed to keep the fragile lead and took the victory in Rally Finland 2022. At the end of the 22nd stage, the Estonian crew won by 6.8 seconds ahead of Rovanperä K. / Halttunen Jonne (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1).
No change from the previous day in third place are Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) with a gap of +1:20.7.
Fourth position and third in a row for Toyota is in the hands of the crew Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) +1:37.6.
First in RC2 and 8th overall are Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko (Hyundai i20 N Rally2), who took the win with a lead of just 7.7 seconds ahead of Lindholm Emil / Hämäläinen R. (Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo).
The winner of the Power Stage was Kalle Rovanperä, who continues to lead convincingly in the general classification. The next round of the World Rally Championship is the Ypres Rally Belgium on 18-21 August 2022.


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