Reigning International Rally champion Ott Tanak desires to be again in a Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC once imaginable following his high-speed crash out of remaining week’s Monte Carlo Rally.
Tanak – who received remaining 12 months’s WRC identify with Toyota – switched to Hyundai for 2020, however crashed his i20 Coupe WRC out of the Monte Carlo Rally remaining week on Friday.
The coincidence came about on SS4, when Tanak and co-driver Martin Jarveoja had been operating 3rd.
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The Hyundai left the street at 113mph and cartwheeled via a crash which lasted 14 seconds and ended with the automobile losing 30 metres off a cliff.
Tanak and co-driver Martin Jarveoja had been saved in clinic for surveillance in a single day, however got the all-clear and discharged on Saturday morning. They flew house to Estonia on Sunday.
“The most important disgrace is that we could not spend an excessive amount of time within the automotive,” Tanak informed Autosport.
“At the first night time I didn’t really feel too excellent, however we advanced the automobile in a single day and already on Friday morning it felt higher.
“However then the experience was once minimize slightly quick.
“It was once a correct coincidence.
“When the automobile was once destroyed and it is not imaginable to proceed, that suggests it was once a excellent one.
“The security apparatus did its task, we are glad to be right here.”
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“Now it is a lengthy smash in, shall we say, the Tarmac championship – the following one (asphalt spherical) is on the finish of the 12 months. Now we need to center of attention at the dust.”
Requested about the reason for the coincidence, he stated: “We hit a bump that I did not recognise within the recce and that despatched us onto the improper line, however it is by no means something.
“It was once a mixture of items that each one in combination brought about us to move off the street.
“As we all know, injuries occur in motorsport, it is not anything new.
“Our plan is similar.
“This can be a lengthy season and it is time to fightback – we are have compatibility and we are able for that.”
Tanak’s team-mate Thierry Neuville went directly to win the development, overcoming Tanak’s Toyota alternative Sebastien Ogier and his team-mate Elfyn Evans at the remaining day.
For the following tournament, Rally Sweden, Hyundai has showed that nine-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb can be changed via Craig Breen within the 3rd i20 WRC.