Evans - I am not giving up on this year's Championship

Elfyn Evans says that he would continue fighting for this year's championship despite the fact that the gap has been increased more after Acropolis Rally Greece while he is referring to the problems he faced with his car in that event.

The Welsh driver finished sixth overall in Greece and he scored four points in Powerstage after the problems he faced with his car on Friday.

Specifically, Evans suffered from gearbox and transmission issues to his Yaris as only the third and fourth gear were available to use during the Friday stages.

The problem started when the sixth gear was stuck in SS3 resulting in his dropping one minute in that stage, but he was unable to repair his car for the rest of the day as the problem was electrical and not mechanical one.

He is currently in second position in WRC Standings 44 points behind Sebastien Ogier who is leading the driver's championship.

"I think it was more to do with the electrical side rather than something mechanical in the transmission", Evans said. 

"There was nothing we could have done between the stages.

"This was not our weekend but these things happen in rallying and it’s been very rare at this team to have an issue like we had on Friday. 

"The feeling in the car was generally quite good.

"Maybe it was not a perfect run on the Power Stage for us, but four bonus points is still a good addition and at least we managed to salvage something from the weekend.

"It’s fair to say the championship is more or less decided now.

"But I’m not giving up – we’ll keep giving it everything we’ve got. 

"The approach to the rallies won’t change, but it was always a long shot and now it’s much longer".

Source: wrc.com

Photo Credits: Toyota

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