WRC Rally Mexico: Tanak hopes to re-start after dip

M-Sport's Ott Tanak wants to re-start in Mexico after escaping when he went off and into a reservoir in SS3: “It sounds like a crazy plan, but if there is any chance to restart the rally I know my team can make it happen...”
Ott Tanak has confirmed he hopes to re-start under Rally 2 on Saturday following his scary exit in SS3 of Rally Mexico, when he went off and into a reservoir.

Tanak and co-driver Ragio Molder both escaped unhurt - thankfully - but their M-Sport World Rally Team-run Fiesta RS WRC quickly became submerged and sank out of sight.

The Estonian was left shaken up by the incident, but is keen now to continue and re-join the fold, providing his car can be recovered and fixed.

“I have never had this type of feeling before. It is an empty feeling but the best thing is to get back in the car,” Tanak said.

“The team are trying to get the car back as soon as possible and they are ready to fight all night to repair it ready for tomorrow. It sounds like a crazy plan, but if there is any chance to restart the rally I know my team can make it happen.”

by Rob Wilkins

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Ott Tanak (EST) Raigo Molder (EST) M-Sport World Rally Team
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Ott Tanak and Raigo Molder swim for it after their Fiesta RS WRC sinks. Rally Mexico 2015 [Pic credit: M-Sport]

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March 07, 2015 1:05 AM

Thankfully the crew are fine, but if M-Sport manage to drag that from the lake and get it running on Sat under the Super Rally rules then the mechanics have already after only 3 rallies have my vote as top blokes in the WRC for 2015

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