Fowler: Evans needs a fresh season after bad 2022

The technical director of Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, Tom Fowler, believes that Elfyn Evans needs to start a new season after the difficult year he had in 2022 without changing his driving style.

The Welshman has not won a rally so far this year and has four finishes in second place while he crashed four times resulting in retiring from an event or restarting under the regulations of Rally2. 

"Elfyn’s had a difficult season, as we know", Fowler said.

"For sure he hasn’t had the luck behind him.

"I think the most frustrating thing, particularly for him, is the fact he has been so fast. 

"In Greece, on Acropolis Rally as you know as a team, we struggled but Elfyn was our strongest contender on that rally.

"He took the car, even though it wasn’t completely to his liking and not set up really well for the event, and said this is the tool we’ve got, I’m going to get the most out of it, and he was going really well.

"So yeah, I think there’s been pros and cons to his season but always having a little bit of bad luck.

"I think Elfyn doesn’t need to change the way he’s driving.

"I think he just needs a fresh season to start a new campaign, and everything will be fine.

"Yeah, I think as soon as you clean the board and everyone’s on the same level again, you can bury a lot of things in the past and say, ‘here we go again, I’ve done it before I can do it now’".


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