Reigning Global Rally champion Ott Tanak has crashed out of the 2020 Monte Carlo Rally on his Hyundai debut, after a impressive high-speed off on Friday morning.
Tanak left the street midway into the morning’s 2d level, the 12.8-mile Saint-Clement-sur-Durance – Freissinieres SS4 take a look at.
Tanak ran out of street at excessive pace exiting a right-left kink and his i20 Coupe WRC dropped down a ditch prior to coming into a long barrel roll.
Each Tanak and co-driver Martin Jarveoja seemed unhurt as they exited the automobile, whilst Hyundai stated each have been taken to sanatorium for precautionary scientific exams “as is same old process following a crash of this nature”.
Tanak used to be positioned fourth total at the beginning of the level, 10.Three seconds at the back of the chief, his team-mate Thierry Neuville.
Neuville alternatively misplaced the lead of the rally on SS4 to Toyota’s Elfyn Evans who has crowned either one of the Friday morning phases to this point on his debut for the workforce.
Evans now sits 3.4s transparent of Neuville and 5.5s transparent of six-time Monte Carlo rally winner Sebastien Ogier in 3rd, who is also making his Toyota debut.