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Tour de Corse: Tanak: Worst rally I've ever had

Ott Tanak says his frustrating performance at Tour de Corse was the 'worst rally we've ever done' after finishing an underwhelming tenth place.
Ott Tanak says his frustrating performance at Tour de Corse was the 'worst rally we've ever done' after finishing an underwhelming tenth place.

The M-Sport driver struggled to find a consistent rhythm in the Ford Fiesta RS WRC machine at the French event and despite small improvements over the final stages the Estonian was left thoroughly downbeat.

"It's been a really tough weekend and it got steadily worse,” Tanak said. “Definitely the worst rally we've ever done - from both a result and a driving point of view. We need to change it. We can change it."

To add to Tanak's frustrations his M-Sport team-mate Elfyn Evans demonstrated the car has the full potential to fight at the front after leading large chunks of the rally before claiming his career-best WRC finish in second place behind eventual winner Volkswagen Motorsport's Jari-Matti Latvala.

“Of course we know that it was possible to go fast as Elfyn [Evans] secured a fantastic result for the team but we just didn't have the confidence to perform at that level,” he explained.

“When the stages were dry, they were actually really nice to drive and I think that we had quite a good rhythm. We showed flashes of what we could have achieved were the conditions a little more consistent, but we still have a lot more to learn in these situations.

“I'm sure that will come, but for now, I'm just really looking forward to Spain – to being back on gravel and experiencing what will hopefully be some more consistent Tarmac stages.”


Tagged as: m-sport , Latvala , Evans , volkswagen , Tanak

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