The 17-year-old Finn heads compatriot Eerik Pietarinen by 54,0s.
“Everything is going well and I am confident,” he said. “The lead is a surprise but when I am driving and it’s going really well I know I am fast.”
He continued: “I’ve not had any issues but the stages are really difficult, you can make a lot of mistakes and if you make a mistake in these stages it’s game over almost every time or you have a big problem. But I’m not making any mistakes and it’s going really well [although] I am concerned because yesterday, in the afternoon, it was really rough but I hope we can avoid all the rocks.”
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