The rapid Russian, who scooped the Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy after fighting for third overall in his standard-specification Mitsubishi Lancer only to retire in the closing stages, said he hoped the event will not be his last in this year’s ERC.
“I hope to do more in European championship - but M-Sport or Peugeot are not calling me," he joked.
"I do not understand! It’s a joke, of course, but we have to find some funds to do some extension to our programme in Latvia and Estonia.
"Hopefully the performance here will help with our budget."
Lukyanuk was in a battle with Francois Delecour for third place when a brush with a snow bank damaged his car’s oil cooler and forced his exit on the penultimate stage.