WRC Japan: Evans seals victory in Toyota 1-2-3
Evans delivered an impressive performance in extreme wet and snowy conditions to win the rally, with Ogier finishing in second place. Toyota dominated the event, with Rovanpera taking third place. Evans set the fastest times throughout the event, particularly standing out on Friday in the challenging wet conditions. A lack of visibility due to misted windscreens made the race even more difficult. Neuville was initially Evans’ closest competitor but crashed and had to rejoin the rally the following day. Evans maintained control despite the changeable weather and secured victory. Rovanpera faced difficulties with his foggy windscreen, ultimately settling for third place. Lappi struggled initially but steadily improved to finish in fourth place. Katsuta showed great potential but damaged his car early on, leading to a fightback to fifth place. Tanak had issues with a misted windscreen but managed to finish in sixth place. Sordo and Fourmaux also competed in the rally.