Rally Estonia (2022)
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Estonia once again proved why it deserves a place on the World Rally Championship calendar as the small Baltic nation put on an impressive show in only its third appearance in the WRC. Autosport reviews the highs, lows, turning points, close calls and heartbreak from a wet Rally Estonia.
Hyundai Motorsport will conduct a review of the basic elements of its i20 N as it bids to improve its World Rally Championship challenger.
After trailing Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans for much of Rally Estonia's opening day, WRC points leader Kalle Rovanpera took advantage of a change in the weather and never looked back afterwards. Winning for a fifth time this year at the scene of his 2021 breakthrough, and with a breathtaking powerstage bonus for good measure, his advantage is already looking difficult to topple
Ott Tanak has been fined for failing to wear a Pirelli branded cap issued by the World Rally Championship during Rally Estonia’s post-event proceedings.
Kalle Rovanpera was “on another planet” on his way to a dominant Rally Estonia victory, according to Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala.
Kalle Rovanpera clinched a fifth win from seven World Rally Championship rounds with a masterclass display to defeat Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans at Rally Estonia.
Kalle Rovanpera extended his lead over Elfyn Evans as the World Rally Championship points leader closed in on victory at Rally Estonia on Sunday morning.
Hyundai Motorsport elected to use Saturday’s running at Rally Estonia as a glorified test for Rally Finland following Toyota’s dominance at the front.
Toyota’s Elfyn Evans says he had “no answer” to Kalle Rovanpera’s blistering pace at Rally Estonia as he watched his team-mate surge into a comfortable lead.
Kalle Rovanpera produced a near-perfect drive to pull clear of Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans at Rally Estonia to edge closer to a fifth World Rally Championship win of the season.
Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera extended his Rally Estonia lead over team-mate Elfyn Evans as intermittent rain created slippery conditions on Saturday morning.
Kalle Rovanpera says he consciously attacked when heavy rain hit Friday’s final stage of Rally Estonia to claim the lead, as he knew conditions would become worse for his rivals.
Craig Breen says his Rally Estonia exit could have been a ”nothing accident” had his Ford Puma avoided a concrete pole hidden in the grass run-off on Stage 4.
Toyota's Kalle Rovanpera has surged into the lead at Rally Estonia after a sudden heavy rain shower on the World Rally Championship event wreaked havoc on Friday afternoon’s final stage.
Ott Tanak has been handed a 10-second penalty for failing to drive his Hyundai i20 N in electric mode during a prescribed electric-only zone at Rally Estonia.
Toyota’s Elfyn Evans has stormed into the lead at Rally Estonia after winning all of Friday morning’s stages, while overnight leader Craig Breen retired from the action.
Overnight Rally Estonia leader Craig Breen has retired from Friday’s running following an off on Stage 4 of the gravel World Rally Championship event.
M-Sport’s Craig Breen pipped World Rally Championship leader Kalle Rovanpera to win the opening super special stage of Rally Estonia on Thursday evening.
Hyundai’s Ott Tanak has labelled the “extreme” man-made jumps at Rally Estonia as like “a ski resort for rally cars” ahead of his home World Rally Championship event.
World Rally Championship leader Kalle Rovanpera says thoughts of when he can wrap up a record breaking title are yet to cross his mind ahead of Rally Estonia.
Toyota's Esapekka Lappi pipped Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville in a damp Rally Estonia shakedown that was punctuated by a roll for Toyota’s Takamoto Katsuta.
Hyundai Motorsport has been forced to start planning its World Rally Championship parts supply for next year six months in advance due to the global delay in sourcing key materials.
M-Sport team principal Richard Millener is confident a fix has been found to avoid a repeat of the engine fire that ended Sebastien Loeb's Safari Rally Kenya podium hopes.
Toyota will debut an upgraded engine and rear wing performance package at Rally Estonia this weekend as it aims to continue its strong World Rally Championship form.
Ott Tanak is not feeling any extra pressure to perform on home soil as the Hyundai driver attempts to re-ignite a difficult 2022 World Rally Championship campaign this weekend.
M-Sport will hand Jari Huttunen a full World Rally Championship debut in a Rally1 Ford Puma at next month’s Rally Finland.
Alpine, Skoda and the Stellantis Group are understood to have signalled interest in joining the World Rally Championship’s top tier if regulations undergo a change for the future.