Marcus Grönholm takes record Rally Finland win

Gronholm Rally Finland

After a two-month break, the World Rally Championship returns to the former 1000 Lakes venue and Marcus Grönholm scored his seventh career Rally Finland win.

In fact, it was a dominate performance by the Ford Rally Team as Grönholm and team-mate Mikko Hirvonen finished in first and second.

World champion Sébastien Loeb could only manage third. The Frenchman is now 13 points adrift of the Finn in the championship standings.

Grönholm is the first driver in the modern era of the WRC to win an event seven times.

“When I was a young driver in the 1990s I could never have thought that I would ever win here, but seven times looks very good,” said Grönholm.

“I’m very happy, and it’s nice to get the 10 points here before we head to Germany.”

The epic Loeb versus Grönholm title battle continues on the Rallye Deutschland on August 17th.

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