Karting Finnish Champion, Rally Finnish Champion, Rally European Champion and Rally WRC2 World Champion.
It’s all about hard work and the best teams together with co-driver Janne Ferm.
2012 Finnish Rally Champion and the youngest winner of Arctic Lapland Rally. Just a year after becoming an EVEN Management athlete, Esapekka became a professional rally driver when he signed a contract with ŠKODA Motorsport to compete in the 2013 FIA European Rally Championship. The multi-year deal also included selected rounds of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, as well as the opportunity to gain more FIA World Rally Championship experience.
Esapekka became FIA European Rally Champion in 2014, after another fantastic season in the factory ŠKODA Motorsport Fabia S2000.
In 2015 Lappi continued his successful partnership with Skoda Motorsport, and competed in the WRC2 with the brand new Skoda Fabia R5, along with the continuation of the development work with the car. He contested 8 rallies in total, took 4 podiums and together with co-driver Janne Ferm, he celebrated victory at both Rally Poland and Rally Finland.
2016 The “Flying Finns” Esapekka and Janne are crowned WRC2 World Champions. 4 wins and 65 stage wins. Thanks to the team ŠKODA Motorsport, who always provided a perfect car.