Ireland's Craig Breen finished second at the Rally of Estonia, with team-mate Ott Tanak winning his home race for Hyundai on Sunday as the Baltic nation made its world rally championship debut in a season stalled by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Waterford native Breen finished 22.2 seconds behind reigning champion Tanak, with Toyota's French driver Sebastien Ogier third.

It is his second runner-up finish in the World Rally Championship after finishing second at Rally Sweden in 2018.

Breen thanked his co-driver Paul Nagle after securing the top two finish, tweeting: "Incredible. I have to thank everyone who made this weekend happen, the man beside me, Paul has done an incredible job, the car has given me so much confidence. I haven't forgotten how to do it and I can't wait to do it more and more."

Six times champion Ogier retained the overall lead with three rounds remaining.

Estonia marked the return of the series after a six-month pause and the rally was the 600th since the start of the championship in 1973.