WRC champion Ott Tanak says he has no doubts his choice to go away Toyota for Hyundai is the correct transfer to verify he can upload to his 2019 name good fortune.
Tanak stunned the WRC paddock with the scoop that he can be leaving Toyota regardless of having simply claimed his maiden WRC name with the staff.
However the Estonian is assured Hyundai, which took the producers’ name, is where to be to verify endured good fortune.
“It’s by no means simple to go away a staff, particularly a automotive like this, so it’s been a perfect two years,” stated Tanak.
“It’s at all times more straightforward to stick the place you might be however I nonetheless really feel I’ve a lot of motivation to stay pushing, and as I stated I will’t keep on one name, I’d love to have extra.”
Tanak insists there aren’t any laborious emotions with Toyota staff boss Tommi Makinen, including: “Throughout the 12 months I’ve been in contact with [Hyundai boss] Andrea Adamo and he turns out the kind of man that loves to push as I do. I truly hope we’re a excellent fit and I will see the staff is filled with motivation to do the whole thing of their energy to battle for the championship.
“It used to be an extended negotiation, for a very long time, and finally that used to be the path it went. I consider there have been no laborious emotions [with Makinen] finally and we proceed competing, however subsequent 12 months towards each and every different.”
On his first impressions of Hyundai, Tanak added: “As I discussed earlier than the inducement within the staff is there, the persons are stuffed with will to do their highest subsequent 12 months. Hyundai received many occasions this 12 months, I don’t have any doubt that I’m in a excellent position subsequent 12 months.
“In fact it’s by no means simple to modify a staff and can take a little time to settle in however I nonetheless consider that I can have all of the equipment I wish to battle for the championship and the purpose subsequent 12 months is without a doubt to battle there.”
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