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Ott Tänak won the Estonian Rally Championship in both 2008 and 2009, driving for the team run by fellow countryman and ex-Ford driver Markko Märtin. His potential was sufficient to win the European Pirelli Star Driver shotoout and he was awarded a six-round programme in the PWRC support category in the 2010 WRC.
Wins in Finland and Britain placed him fourth and in 2011 Tänak was behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta S2000 in SWRC. Victories in Italy, Germany and France sent him to the final round in Spain with a title chance but an early retirement meant he had to settle for the runners-up spot in the standings.
In 2012 Tänak undertook a full WRC programme in a Fiesta RS WRC as lead driver in the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team. He took his maiden podium in Sardinia but a mixed season meant he dropped out of the WRC in 2013 and he was restricted to a campaign in Estonia.