july 31, 2017 - Msport
M-SPORT - WRC, Rally Finland 2017
Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt stormed to a sensational second place at this weekend's Neste #rally
Finland – securing the Ecoboost-powered #ford
Fiesta WRC's twelfth podium of the year.
Proving competitive on any surface, the Fiesta set six fastest stage times including a 1-2-3 through the second pass of Päijälä (SS21) and a 1-2-3-4 though the second pass of Pihlajakoski (SS20).
Evans' result – as well as that of early leader Ott Tänak – has strengthened the team's position at the head of the manufacturer standings and, despite having to withdraw from the #rally
, Sébastien Ogier has maintained the joint lead of the drivers' championship.
Elsewhere in the team, local hero Teemu Suninen had been challenging Evans for second position, but fell to fourth with a high-speed spin through the penultimate stage. Despite the disappointment, the young Finn delivered an extremely impressive performance on what was only his second appearance at the sport's highest level.