Tänak looking for a steady approach to Rally Argentina


M-Sport World Rally Team driver Ott Tänak is looking to bounce back from the disappointment of Mexico as the FIA World Rally Championship heads to Argentina.

Speaking in the press conference ahead of the Xion Rally Argentina 2015 Tänak was asked if he was feeling confident following the shakedown stage.

“More or less it’s a new event for everyone” said Tänak. “Maybe not for Dani [Sordo] as he has done some stages before. But for us most of the stages are new. I had always had some troubles here before. I have not too much experience.

“It’s really tricky this year, it’s really tough in some places, and we just have to take it steady. In these conditions it is really difficult to make sure we are not going to have problems. You never know what the problem is. We have to keep a good pace and hope everything goes okay.”

Despite the six week break in the championship calender Tänak was back in the driving seat on his return to the UK as he worked on developing the new Fiesta which will debut in Portugal.

“I am sure we are going into the right direction. I feel a lot more confident in the new car. It’s more easy and has more freedom. I hope I can go a bit faster in Portugal with the new car.”

Asked if his approach to the rally had changed now that he had experienced the shakedown he admitted that there was some changes to be made.

“Of course it has changed a bit. In these kind of conditions you are normally thinking not to be flat out, where to push and so on, but it is a bit difficult to be confident in each corner.”