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Rally Japan 2022: Hyundai collides with Toyota in an unexpected finish to a two-way match in Japan

Rally Japan 2022: Hyundai collides with Toyota in an unexpected finish to a two-way match in Japan

And theEverything was ready for Japan pool This was the team’s final festival Toyotathe latest fireworks of the Japan House’s Fantastic World Cup, which took back the manufacturers’ title and the drivers’ title – and also made history with the youngest ever champion, Callie Rovanbar– In this first chapter of the new hybrid era. Of course, there could be no better chance than for the championship to return to the Asian continent, where they landed this week after all their homework, for the Latvala men to bid farewell to an impressive campaign.

But you already know that in motorsports, and in sports in general, there are no plans that are worth it. Even less if it turns out to be a turbulent gathering like the one filmed since Friday before the eyes of local fans, witnesses today, under a massive deluge, An unexpected weakness ended with the Hyundai championshipwhich softens the party that Toyota should have been celebrating.

in anticipation of high rain Which was announced for the last stage, the German team again scored a goal against its rivals (as in Croatia), which resulted in the perfect choice of tires. Thanks to this decision and the tingling he suffered Evans With three slides to go, when approached six-tenths of a NovellThe Belgian signed his second win this year alone, accompanied again tankworld runner-up in the final of the three years he has starred in so far Hyundai.

Although he was way off the lead, the blunders made by his teammates were tolerable Katsuta The joy of ascending to the podium in front of all his people, as a fortress on this journey for Team Toyota.

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Japan Rally. ultimate:

1- Thierry Nouvel / Martin Widaige (Hyundai i20 N Rally 1) 2:38: 16.9

2- Outtank / Martin Gerfuga (Hyundai i20 N Rally1) at a price of 50.7

3- Takamoto Katsuta / Aaron Johnston (Toyota GR Yaris Rally 1) at 1:43.9

4- Sebastien Ogier / Vincent Landis (Toyota GR Yaris Rally 1) at 2: 06.9

5- Elfyn Evans / Scott Martin (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) 3: 14.8