Maiden victory for Lappi
Jyväskylä, Finland - Esapekka Lappi earned his first ever victory in sealing the Rally of Finland in his homeland on Sunday ahead of Briton Elfyn Evans and compatriot Juho Hanninen.
Belgian Thierry Neuville took over the World Rally Championship lead from Frenchman Sebastien Ogier despite finishing only sixth.
Ogier had been forced to abandon the race on Friday following a crash and scored no points.
But in finishing sixth in the race and third in the power stage, he took 11 points to draw level with Ogier on 160, and goes ahead by virtue of three rally victories to two this season.
Lappi was competing in only his fourth rally. He won a special in his second rally, in Sardinia, and now just four races into his career has claimed his home rally too.
The 26 year old had led at the end of Friday's eight specials before losing the lead to Toyota teammate and compatriot Jari-Matti Latvala.
But Latvala broke down on the 19th stage, ending his hopes of a fourth victory in the Rally of Finland, and Lappi never looked back.
Ogier suffered a setback after co-driver Julien Ingrassia suffered head injuries in a crash.
Ogier and Ingrassia were both taken to hospital for tests after their Ford Fiesta went off the road following a collision with trees on the fourth stage.
On Saturday, medical officials signed off Ingrassia from racing for two weeks after being diagnosed with mild concussion.
The decision was then confirmed later when Ingrassia underwent further tests.
Esapekka Lappi in action in his Toyota Yaris WRC during the Rally of Finland in Jyväskylä, Finland, on Sunday
Finnish driver Esapekka Lappi sits in the cockpit of his car