Tanak fastest in the shakedown in Germany

Tanak fastest in the shakedown in Germany

The world champion Sebastien Ogier finished the session 3rd

Ott Tanak, Toyota
Ott Tanak, Photo: Toyota Gazoo Racing

Ott Tanak was fastest in Thursday shakedown for rally Germany in WRC. The Toyota driver did 3 runs through the 5.52 km St Wendeler Land test stage. In the final one the Estonian set a time of 2:52.900 min.

He was 0.2 sec quicker than his team mate Jari-Matti Latvala.

The world champion Sebastien Ogier was fastest through the opening two passes in his Ford Fiesta. He eventually finished the session 3rd fastest.

Championship leader Thierry Neuville was a tenth slower than Ogier in fourth, 0.2sec clear of Hyundai team-mate Dani Sordo. Craig Breen, (Citroen C3) and Elfyn Evans (Ford Fiesta) were tied in sixth.

“We did only one run, came back to service and went again. Obviously we’ve not been driving on asphalt for quite a long time. We tested before Rally Finland so we had to do a few changes for this kind of country roads, Tanak said.

The feeling was good and we had a good balance. The changes were just to the chassis, nothing too big. The balance was quite close to what I wanted, so it was just a bit of small fine-tuning.”