Ott Tänak deeply disappointed – “Doesn’t mean anything”

Hyundai's Ott Tänak was deeply disappointed in the Rally Poland.
Ott Tänak
Ott Tänak. Photo: Romain Thuillier/ Hyundai Motorsport GmbH
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Tänak had to retire immediately on Friday’s opening stage due to an unfortunate deer collision. On Saturday, Tänak drove four stages but skipped the afternoon loop.

When the Estonian was asked what he remembered best from this Rally Poland, Tänak responded in his typical style.

“The best memory from this rally is probably that I hung out a lot in the hotel room and did nothing,” Tänak quipped.

On Sunday, Tänak proved that he had the pace if luck had been on his side. The Hyundai driver was the fastest on Super Sunday and second on the Power Stage. In total, he collected 11 championship points.

“I did everything I could from the road position we had. It’s very diffcult to say where we could have been without Friday’s crash. It’s a shame that the event ended so early. It was impossible to see the full potential,” Tänak stated.

“Every point is important at this stage. It’s difficult to say what we could have achieved. On the opening day, we drove full speed for a few kilometres and then had to clear the road. Other fast guys were always in different road positions.”

In Tänak’s opinion, promising speed was little consolation from the weekend. The gap in the championship to teammate Thierry Neuville widened by a few points. Tänak is now 21 points behind the Belgian.

“If the speed is promising, it doesn’t mean anything,” Tänak summarised.

“The feeling in the car was quite good, so the basics are in place. We just need to keep working and try to improve before Latvia.”

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