As the Ecoboost-powered #ford #fiestawrc secured a second successive double podium, M-Sport have strengthened their lead at the head of the manufacturers' standings – holding a 20 point advantage over their closest rivals.
Having won four stages and delivered an impressive performance over the course of the weekend, Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja were just 3.8 seconds adrift of the lead going into the final-day showdown.
Ultimately however, the pairing struggled to find the confidence-boosting rhythm they had previously enjoyed and had to settle for second place – reserving an elusive first victory for another day.
In the sister M-Sport #fiestawrc, #sebastienogier and Julien Ingrassia secured a fine third place overall after being hampered by a less than perfect road position throughout much of the #event.
Biding their time, the Frenchmen did what they do best and secured a strong haul of points for their championship defence.
Throughout the field, M-Sport's range of #ford Fiesta #rally cars have proved a force to be reckoned with – securing strong results throughout the second round of the FIA World #rally Championship.
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