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Esapekka Lappi is European Rally Champion 2014

Tour de Corse 2014 (A. Lavadinho) (5)

Despite Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm (FIN/FIN) being unable to finish the season finale on Corsica, the works drivers are the champions of the drivers’ and co-drivers’ standings.

ŠKODA has secured the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) title for the third time in a row.

- It’s the biggest success of my career for sure. My thanks go to the entire ŠKODA Motorsport team and my co-driver Janne – they all did a fantastic job, said Lappi.

Lappi and co-driver Janne Ferm earned the victory with his three wins at the ERC rallies in Latvia, Northern Ireland and Switzerland.

Lappi won also ERC Asphalt Master. Lappi drove a ŠKODA Motorsport Fabia Super 2000 in this year’s ERC, won two Tarmac rounds in 2014 – the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally and Rallye International du Valais. He also scored ERC Asphalt Master points on the four other sealed-surface events he contested alongside co-driver Janne Ferm.

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 Pictures A. Lavadinho.