Ott Tänak looking to get back on track in Finland

by Umar Hassan

DMACK’s Ott Tänak will be looking to put the heartbreak of Rally Poland aside as he heads to Rally Finland this weekend.

The Estonian led the majority of the previous World Rally Championship round in Rally Poland for the DMACK World Rally Team Ford Fiesta before losing the rally narrowly to Volkswagen’s Andreas Mikkelsen.

Tänak along with co-driver Raigo Mõlder are in confident mood as they tackle the high-speed stages of Rally Finland to which the DMACK tyres have been relatively strong on gravel as shown in the previous round in Poland.

Meanwhile, in WRC2, Norway’s Marius Aasen and Veronica Engan will be joined by Karl Kruuda and Martin Järveoja who currently race in the Drive DMACK Trophy support category for the WRC.

Despite both crews having great pace in Poland, the WRC2 team had suffered with disappointing results to which they are looking to avenge in Finland this weekend.

Tänak said about Rally Finland “Finland is always a highlight of the season and all the drivers love the high speeds and rollercoaster roads. Our confidence is good after Rally Poland and once again we will push as hard as possible. I’ve done the rally quite a few times now and have a strong level of experience so, if things feel good, then we should have a chance.”

Kruuda added The feeling is quite good after Poland and I’m looking forward to some fast stages again. The aim is to try and be up there with the other guys and pick out a few stages where we can beat them, but Finland is still a tough and sometimes daunting place. Poland highlighted a few areas where we can make some changes so we will aim to improve further.

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