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Another WRC victory for Toyota

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Another WRC victory for Toyota

Another WRC victory for Toyota

 

The Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team has clinched a second, consecutive victory of the season, as Ott Tänak drove his Toyota Yaris WRC to victory in the very first iteration Rally Chile. Tänak and co-driver Martin Järveoja dominated the event in a brilliant performance, eventually clinching their overall victory by 23.1 seconds.

The team’s path to victory had been established in the second stage when they first managed to eke out a lead over their competitors, a lead that they maintained until the finishing line. Despite entering the final day with an advantage of over 30 seconds, Tänak and Järveoja pushed hard right up until the end, also winning the Power Stage.

“It's great to take this victory here for the first time in Chile. It was a very demanding event and it required a lot of focus to not make any mistakes. Today wasn't easy: with the two Sebastiens pushing hard behind, the gap was not so big. We had to keep going and we collected maximum points from the Power Stage. We have had some disappointing setbacks in the last couple of events and to fight back like this with a perfect weekend is very positive. It was really important, especially for the team, to keep the motivation high and keep pushing, and these kinds of results definitely do that. Now we are looking forward: We are back in the fight.”

The victory has pushed the team into second place in the driver’s championship as well as the manufacturer’s championship, and they’re closing in on first place in both championships.  

The WRC returns to Europe for Rally Portugal (May 30 – June 2). Based in Matosinhos near Porto in the north of the country, the event features classic stages on sandy and rocky roads. Grip can be difficult to find on the soft roads during the first pass through the stages, while rocks can be exposed and deep ruts can form during the second pass.

 

 

Another WRC victory for Toyota

 

The Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team has clinched a second, consecutive victory of the season, as Ott Tänak drove his Toyota Yaris WRC to victory in the very first iteration Rally Chile. Tänak and co-driver Martin Järveoja dominated the event in a brilliant performance, eventually clinching their overall victory by 23.1 seconds.

The team’s path to victory had been established in the second stage when they first managed to eke out a lead over their competitors, a lead that they maintained until the finishing line. Despite entering the final day with an advantage of over 30 seconds, Tänak and Järveoja pushed hard right up until the end, also winning the Power Stage.

“It's great to take this victory here for the first time in Chile. It was a very demanding event and it required a lot of focus to not make any mistakes. Today wasn't easy: with the two Sebastiens pushing hard behind, the gap was not so big. We had to keep going and we collected maximum points from the Power Stage. We have had some disappointing setbacks in the last couple of events and to fight back like this with a perfect weekend is very positive. It was really important, especially for the team, to keep the motivation high and keep pushing, and these kinds of results definitely do that. Now we are looking forward: We are back in the fight.”

The victory has pushed the team into second place in the driver’s championship as well as the manufacturer’s championship, and they’re closing in on first place in both championships.  

The WRC returns to Europe for Rally Portugal (May 30 – June 2). Based in Matosinhos near Porto in the north of the country, the event features classic stages on sandy and rocky roads. Grip can be difficult to find on the soft roads during the first pass through the stages, while rocks can be exposed and deep ruts can form during the second pass.