WRC – Breaking news – Victorious Evans/Martin on top of Toyota 1-2-3 on Rally Japan
2023 Forum8 Rally Japan – Sunday’s breaking news
Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin secured a lights-to-flag victory on Sunday at FORUM8 Rally Japan as their Toyota Gazoo Racing team locked out the top three positions on home soil.
Welsh driver Evans clinched his eighth career win ahead of team-mate Sébastien Ogier at this final round of the season, confirming his place as the runner-up driver in the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship for the third time.
Evans laid the foundations for glory early in the asphalt fixture when he charged to a near-two-minute advantage in Friday’s rain-soaked opening leg. From then on, he was able to control the rally by adapting his risk level to suit the ever-changing conditions.
Kalle Rovanperä’s capture of the final podium spot capped off a perfect season for Toyota, which has heralded titles for Rovanperä and co-driver Jonne Halttunen, as well as a third successive manufacturers’ championship victory.
More news to follow…