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Ott Tanak

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Career Summary

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Nationality:  EST
Date of Birth: 15.10.1987
Age: 27
First Rally: 2009, Portugal

Season 2014

Classification: WRC2
Car: Ford Fiesta R5
Co-driver: Raigo Moelder
Points: 78
Standing: 6
Rally Wins: 1
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 2

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.

Rally Classification Co-driver Car Rank Points
Rally Guanajuato Mexico WRC2 Raigo Moelder Ford Fiesta R5 15. 12
Rally Argentina WRC2 Raigo Moelder Ford Fiesta R5 17. 4
Rally Italia Sardegna WRC2 Raigo Moelder Ford Fiesta R5 21. 4
LOTOS 71st Rally Poland WRC2 Raigo Moelder Ford Fiesta R5 11. 25
Neste Oil Rally Finland WRC2 Raigo Moelder Ford Fiesta R5 12. 15
ADAC Rallye Deutschland WRC2 Raigo Moelder Ford Fiesta R5 10. 18
Coates Hire Rally Australia WRC2 Raigo Moelder Ford Fiesta R5 26. 0

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