Published on May 24th, 2017 | by Subhash Nair0
All Three Yaris WRCs in Top 10: Power Stage Points for Lappi on Debut
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has finished one of the most demanding rallies of the year with all three cars in the top 10, after entering a trio of drivers for the first time. Making his debut was Esapekka Lappi, who claimed two points by setting fourth-fastest time on the Power Stage.
Juho Hänninen was seventh, Jari-Matti Latvala was ninth despite not feeling well, and Lappi was 10th.
The final day of Rally Portugal consisted of four stages run consecutively without service, including two passes on the famous Fafe stage.
After encountering varied issues over the previous two days, the Toyota drivers concentrated on bringing all three cars safely home to consolidate the team’s third spot in the manufacturers’ standings. An unexpected bonus was Lappi’s driver points on the Power Stage.