The drivers faced difficult conditions throughout the weekend as warm temperatures caused the ice and snow to melt. Tänak ended Friday within two seconds of the #rally lead and then capitalised on his better road position on Saturday to open up an advantage of nearly a minute over the competition. On Sunday, he took care through the opening two stages and was then fastest on the Power Stage by 3.5 seconds to claim the five available bonus points. Co-driven by Martin Järveoja, Tänak now leads the drivers' championship standings for the first time in his career.
Kris Meeke clinched sixth position overall in his second #rally with the team after increasing his margin over his closest rival during the final day. His points have helped the team to claim a one-point lead in the manufacturers' championship. #jarimattilatvala, competing under restart rules following his off on Friday, claimed a stage win in the day's opening test. Marcus Grönholm also completed his comeback #rally in a privately-entered #yariswrc.
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