Hyundai takes the responsibility for Tanak's points loss

The deputy team principal of Hyundai Motorsport, Julien Moncet, admits that it is up to Hyundai to offer a reliable car to Ott Tanak for the rest of 2022 and compares the situation of Thierry Neuville with the Tanak's. 

Tanak has only five points on driver's championship and is standing 41 points behind the leader Kalle Rovanpera after two rounds of this year's World Rally Championship.

The Estonian driver faced problems with the hybrid unit of his Hyundai i20N Rally1 in Monte Carlo and in Sweden.

In fact, he was forced to retire from Rallye Monte Carlo as a red light switched on by an issue with the hybrid unit on Sunday while he restarted under the regulations of Rally2 in Sweden as he did not start in Stage 6 after a hybrid problem appeared after 10 Kilometers into Stage 5.

At Rally Sweden, Tanak managed to score five points for the driver's championship as he was the fastest driver in Powerstage.

"The situation for Ott is a bit more tricky than Thierry", Moncet said.

"Thierry is in a good position if you look at the current classification. 

"And the races to follow, I think this is not too bad.

"Ott is in a different situation but don’t forget that as well he will have plenty of races where he can show a good performance, like of course Estonia, Finland. 

"And I expect him to be great in the next rallies as well.

"Yes, the situation is not as expected, definitely it’s bad, but he’s fully motivated, he has the speed. 

"It’s just up to us to give him a reliable and well performing car and then I think he will do the rest.

"There are still 11 races to go, there are plenty of points to get".


Photo Credits: Hyundai

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