Tag Archive: Ott Tanak

Jun 11

WRC: Ott Tänak seals maiden victory

Estonian wraps up long-awaited first WRC win at Rally Italia Sardegna

WRC Ott Tänak seals maiden victoryOtt Tänak held on in Sardinia on Sunday to record his maiden FIA World Rally Championship triumph. Victory in the gruelling four-day rough road encounter was his first success in 73 starts and he became the fifth different driver to win in seven rounds during this unpredictable season. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20

WRC: Ogier top after Tänak mistake

Frenchman capitalises on error to lead Vodafone Rally de Portugal

WRC Ogier top after Tänak mistakeSébastien Ogier ended the penultimate leg with a 16.8sec advantage over Thierry Neuville after leader Ott Tänak’s hopes of a maiden FIA World Rally Championship win ended when he hit a bank. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20

WRC: Tänak stretches lead

Vodafone Rally de Portugal

Ott Tänak increased his Vodafone Rally de Portugal lead on Saturday morning as M-Sport team-mate Sébastien Ogier emerged as his closest challenger. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 05

WRC: Ogier aiming high in Corsica

Fourth round of the season

Sébastien Ogier hopes set-up tweaks recently trialled on his Ford Fiesta WRC will give him an edge over his rivals as he targets a second consecutive victory at this week’s Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse [6 – 9 April]. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 15

WRC: Tänak still awaits maiden win

He has now finished on the podium three times in the last four rounds

Amid the surprise of Jari-Matti Latvala’s Rally Sweden victory last weekend, Ott Tänak delivered further evidence that his maiden WRC win could be just around the corner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

WRC: Latvala charges clear

“I’m amazed”

Jari-Matti Latvala delivered a crushing blow to Ott Tänak with a blistering performance through Sunday morning’s opening speed test at Rally Sweden to stretch his overnight lead to more than 10sec. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 11

Latvala leads after late Neuville crash

Thierry Neuville crashes from top spot at Rally Sweden to hand Latvala dramatic lead

Jari Matti Latvala Suède 2017 - photo DR - Nextgen-Auto Jari-Matti Latvala was the surprise leader on Saturday night after an action-packed day on the snow. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 10

Neuville takes lead in Sweden

Thierry Neuville tops the standings on Friday night after a late attack in Sweden

  Thierry Neuville - Suede - photo Francois Beaudin DPPI Neuville leads Rally Sweden after a thrilling duel with Jari-Matti Latvala in which the lead changed hands several times. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 29

WRC: SS2/3/4: Meeke edges Tänak in Finland

Tänak’s hard compound tyres were not suited to Mökkiperä and Halinen

Kris Meeke and Ott Tänak set a furious pace through Friday morning’s speed tests at Neste Rally Finland to distance themselves from their rivals at the head of the leaderboard. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 03

WRC: Tänak edges towards victory

Ott Tänak eased through Sunday morning’s opening two speed tests to move within touching distance of victory in his Ford Fiesta RS at PZM 73rd Rally Poland

Closest challenger Andreas Mikkelsen regained 2.4sec from the Estonian through the opening Baranowo test and a further 0.3sec in the short Sady test that followed. It left the gap between the duo at 18.6sec with just a repeat of the two stages remaining. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 22

WRC: Sordo and Ogier tie in Argentina opener

Dani Sordo and Sébastien Ogier shared fastest time through Thursday night’s opening street stage at YPF Rally Argentina

The pair could not be split through the 1.50km asphalt test in Cordoba, watched by huge crowds, while Ott Tänak was just a tenth of a second further back in third. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 04

Ogier holds slender lead in Poland

Sébastien Ogier headed a Volkswagen Motorsport 1-2-3 after Friday’s opening leg of 72nd LOTOS Rally Poland

The FIA World Rally Championship leader headed Andreas Mikkelsen by 2.1sec, with Jari-Matti Latvala a further 8.7sec behind in third. All three are driving Polo R cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 25

74 entries for LOTOS 72nd Rally Poland

There are 14 entries in the top-line World Rally Car class

The organisers of LOTOS 72nd Rally Poland have confirmed a seventy-four car entry for the event, which runs from 2-5 July and is the seventh round of the world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 19

FIA ERC auto24 Rally Estonia day two report

2014 FIA European Rally Championship, round seven of 11, Leg two, Saturday 19 July  

FIA ERC 2014 auto24 Rally Estonia Alexey Lukyanuk day two action image ESTONIAN HOTSHOT TÄNAK TRIUMPHS ON HOME ERC THRILLER *Thousands watch spectacular gravel rally in beautiful Estonia *ERC Production Car Cup winner Lukyanuk outguns Kõrge for second *Fifth place keeps Lappi in control in ERC title chase as Pärn wins ERC 2WD Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 18

FIA ERC auto24 Rally Estonia day one report

2014 FIA European Rally Championship, round seven of 11, Leg one, Friday 18 July

FIA ERC 2014 auto24 Rally Estonia Ott Tanak day one action image Ott Tänak has delivered a virtuoso performance on day one of auto24 Rally Estonia to lead his country’s inaugural round of the FIA European Rally Championship by an impressive margin of 44.2 seconds alongside co-driver Raigo Mölder. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 13

Loeb, Solberg locked in battle for Rally GB lead

Ott Tanak leads the PWRC, 35.8 seconds up on Patrik Flodin

Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb is the man at the top of the times post-SS11 – but Petter Solberg is right in contention in second. Citroen number one driver Sebastien Loeb leads Wales Rally GB heading into the mid-day halt, although Petter Solberg is right up there in his privately entered C4 WRC and a major threat, just 2.3 seconds adrift. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

P-WRC: Champion Araujo begins his title defence

He completed last year Sweden rally in second place

Reigning Production Car World Rally Champion Armindo Araujo will begin the defence of his title on Rally Sweden next week, when the Portuguese driver is hoping to find the same form he showed on the 2009 season’s winter fixture in Norway. Read the rest of this entry »

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