There, too, the Szafari Rally had many problems for Tanak, as he managed to finish sixth and win the power stage.
There, after two holes, Tanak was sixth in Kenya about ten minutes later, but was fastest on the Power Stage, thus collecting five bonus points.
“A victory in the power stage and sixth place is not a bad result, given the problems,” said Ott Tanak. “Of course, we didn’t want to fight for such a result, but we managed to score a lot of points.”
The next race will be his home turf, Rally Estonia, where, unlike Kenya, the focus is not on survival, but on the fastest possible pace.
“We still have a lot of work to do. In Estonia everything will depend on speed, so there is still a lot to improve in this area. I would be willing to risk everything in my home competition, the question is if I can fight for a better result. I didn’t. I’ve been racing fast with Puma so far, so we’ll have to see what we can do in those races. I wouldn’t say I’m excited because my home race is coming up, it’s a very tough year and we still need to improve our speed.”