Ott Tänak withdraws from the Monza Rally - Motor Informed

Ott Tänak withdraws from the Monza Rally

Ott Tänak introduced on Tuesday through his social networks that he needed to take a “troublesome resolution”. Certainly, he is not going to take part within the final rally of the WRC season, in Italy, from November 18 to 21.

Excluded from the title race, the Hyundai Motorsport driver at the moment occupies fifth place within the common classification with a victory to his title in addition to three different podiums. Total, it is a powerful championship for him. His absence from Monza, nonetheless, will damage Hyundai’s hopes of dethroning Toyota within the constructors’ championship, because the Korean model pushed again the deadline over the last Rally of Spain and is at the moment 47 factors behind its opponent.

“I’m very sorry to say this, however sadly I won’t be able to take part in Rally Monza resulting from private household points. It was a troublesome resolution to make, however it’s needed”, says Ott Tänak on his social networks. “I want our workforce one of the best of luck within the ultimate spherical of the championship. There’s nonetheless loads to combat for. See you quickly guys!”

Hyundai has confirmed that Teemu Suninen will substitute the 2019 World Champion at Monza. The Finn left M-Sport this season and joined Hyundai final month for Rally Spain driving the i20 Rally2.

“We’ve got a final minute change in our crews for the Monza Rally”, signifies a be aware from Hyundai Motorsport. “Sadly, Ott Tänak [et son copilote Martin Järveoja] will probably be pressured to overlook the take a look at resulting from private household points. We want Ott one of the best and look ahead to seeing him once more in motion with the workforce in 2022. “

“Within the meantime, we welcome Teemu Suninen and Mikko Markkula to the WRC workforce, because the Finnish duo will substitute Ott and Martin. [Järveoja] within the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC for the season finale in Italy. “

Just a few days in the past, Ott Tänak was alongside Hyundai for a rally simulation aimed toward getting ready the brand new i20 Rally1 for the 2022 season. The Estonian was behind the wheel of the automotive on Wednesday, on the primary day of this rally organized over three days in northern Italy to assist Hyundai and its drivers adapt to the brand new hybrid vehicles that may debut in competitors subsequent yr. His absence from Monza implies that it’s also in the course of the subsequent Rallye Monte-Carlo, from January 20 to 23, that we are going to see Ott Tänak once more.

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