Hyundai still "not close to perfection", according to Tanak

Ott Tanak is being of the opinion that Hyundai Motorsport is still not close to the perfection despite the fact that the people in Alzenau are working very hard to improve the performance of i20N Rally1 car.

The Korean team had a difficult start this year as most of its drivers faced reliability issues which are related to the hybrid unit and the suspension, but the most important thing is that the i20N lacks of performance in comparison with the other cars.

However, the team brought some updates to the car for Rally de Portugal and for Rally Italia Sardegna followed by the season break at the end of Rally Croatia in resulting Tanak scoring the first victory of the team for 2022 in Sardinia.

"I think the win is more a morale boost than championship, to be honest", Tanak said.

"We want to fight for the championship but for that we need to have the car. 

"We have a lot of things still to do.

"We are nowhere close to perfection for where we want to be. 

"Still, the factory is working long hours but we needed that little pressure off.

"The job they are doing is for winning rallies. 

"I am pretty sure it is an extra boost for them, and then we start fresh Monday morning.

"It's quite a big change over compared to two weeks ago. 

"It was quite a big struggle in Portugal and a bit frustrating, but we gave it a big push.

"Luckily, we had a test day between Portugal and Sardinia and we could continue working and we definitely did some good improvements. 

"Before the rally, I was much more confident in the car. 

"Obviously, it has worked out pretty well".


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