Evans does not permit to himself to make any other mistakes for the rest of 2022

Elfyn Evans believes that he must not do any mistake for the rest of 2022 if he wants to have a chance to fight for this-year's title and focuses on doing his best for Rally Croatia.

The Welsh driver finished in 21th position overall in Monte Carlo as he restarted under the regulations of Rally2 on Saturday after the exit he had on Friday.

After one event, he was forced to retire at the end of Stage 17 in Sweden as he clouted a snowbank at a high speed section, but he managed to get to the finish line of this stage. However, the front damage of his Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 was heavy as the it had an impact to the radiator.

After the end of Rally Sweden, Evans has only four points on the championship and is heading to Rally Croatia with a bad road position as he will start eighth on Friday.

"Of course it has not been the start of the year we wanted by a long way, so we need to get off to a strong start in Croatia", Evans said.

"It is not going to be an easy rally, we will focus on doing the best we can and see if we can come away with some good points.

"We have to look forward but we also know that we cannot afford too many other mistakes, that is quite clear. 

"You have to focus on the performance ahead of us and driving it as well as possible.

"It is true that the rally last year for us was a good one. 

"I think there were certain loops perhaps where we struggled where we made some set up changes that didn't quite suit us.

"We can try to learn from that now and make sure we have cars that are suitable for the conditions and have a strong run".

Finally, he is refering to his last week's test with the Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 for Rally Croatia: "It was nice to be back in the car, it has been a long break," he added.

"We had a quick test on gravel but it is nice to be back on tarmac and so far we have been working through some options. 

"It has been a particularly slippy road which is like what we will have at Rally Croatia. 

"It is a good place to do some work.

"I think everything is starting to feel a bit more normal now with these new cars but of course we want to continue improving.

"We have been working through some options, some positive some not so, but that is part of testing. 

"It is nice to see some progress coming."

Source: Motorsport.com

Photo Credits: Toyota

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