Ott Tanak has deflected questions about his future ahead of Rally Australia, telling reporters that there is "no point thinking is about it now".

Tanak was given a second chance this year by M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson and to date has taken five top-ten finishes, including that podium in Poland, as well as a fourth in Sweden, two fifths in Portugal and Finland and an eighth last time out in Germany.

Asked if he is under pressure for a seat in 2016, he said: "Pressure doesn't help, but we still have four events to go - we will do our best job and it goes how it goes.

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"When we do it as good as we can, that's the best we can do - we will keep the focus and see what happens. No point thinking about it now."

Meanwhile, despite the fact this will be only his second attempt at Rally Oz - and his first in a WRC car - he said he is feeling pretty confident.

"I'm feeling quite good. It's nice to be back on the loose surface [after the asphalt event in Germany]. The team is competitive on gravel and we have a good [road] position, I'm in a good mood."

"We need to do our best," he continued, when pressed on if he can fight for a podium - earlier in the week he had said a top-five was the minimum.

"Like you say, I haven't been here in a World Rally Car and I have many things to discover. We had a good recce and the feeling is good. We need to find the right rhythm and keep it...

"And enjoy it."