Esapekka Lappi is keen for more WRC2 action after claiming a second dominant victory of the FIA World Rally Championship campaign at Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Sunday.

The Finn’s 30-point Portuguese outing moved him into second place in the series standings, nine down on leader Andreas Mikkelsen. The Norwegian has, however, started one round more than Volkswagen Polo R5 driver Lappi.

“That was a really strong result again,” said Lappi, who backed up his emphatic Arctic Rally Finland win with an even better effort in Matosinhos.

At home he won, but only managed second place on the rally-closing Wolf Power Stage. On Sunday, he did the double to claim maximum bonus points and finish seventh overall, 1min 42sec clear of second-placed WRC2 driver Teemu Suninen.

His next WRC2 outing remains under review but the former Rally Finland winner is keen to be back in action.