WRC champion Ott Tanak says he has no doubts his determination to depart Toyota for Hyundai is the proper transfer to make sure he can upload to his 2019 identify good fortune.

Tanak stunned the WRC paddock with the scoop that he can be leaving Toyota regardless of having simply claimed his maiden WRC identify with the crew.

However the Estonian is assured Hyundai, which took the producers’ identify, is where to be to make sure persisted good fortune.

“It’s by no means simple to depart a crew, particularly a automobile like this, so it’s been a really perfect two years,” mentioned Tanak.

“It’s all the time more straightforward to stick the place you might be however I nonetheless really feel I’ve various motivation to stay pushing, and as I mentioned I will be able to’t keep on one identify, I’d love to have extra.”

Tanak insists there aren’t any laborious emotions with Toyota crew boss Tommi Makinen, including: “Throughout the yr I’ve been involved with [Hyundai boss] Andrea Adamo and he turns out the kind of man that loves to push as I do. I in point of fact hope we’re a excellent fit and I will be able to see the crew is filled with motivation to do the entirety of their energy to battle for the championship. 

“It was once a protracted negotiation, for a very long time, and finally that was once the route it went. I consider there have been no laborious emotions [with Makinen] finally and we proceed competing, however subsequent yr towards each and every different.”

On his first impressions of Hyundai, Tanak added: “As I discussed sooner than the inducement within the crew is there, the persons are stuffed with will to do their perfect subsequent yr. Hyundai received many occasions this yr, I haven’t any doubt that I’m in a excellent position subsequent yr.

“In fact it’s by no means simple to switch a crew and can take a while to settle in however I nonetheless consider that I will be able to have all of the gear I want to battle for the championship and the purpose subsequent yr is for sure to battle there.”

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