Evans: Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 does not suit me at the moment

Elfyn Evans strongly believes that his teammates feel more comfortable with the Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 than him and is being aware of what areas he has to work on before the start of the 2023 season.

The Welshman has not won yet this year and with one rally remaining and has only four podiums (Rally Portugal, Safari Rally Kenya, Rally Estonia, Ypres Rally Belgium) while he has three DNFs. Finally, it must be mentioned that if he does not win in Japan next week, this will be his first WRC season without taking a victory since 2020.

"I wish the margins were 0.039s to the fastest, it’s quite a lot to be honest, it’s definitely not been a great rally and not a great season at that either", Evans said.

"So, we know there’s work to do, that’s not news to us. 

"We’ll continue working and see what’s possible.

"Of course, we need to make some big steps forward really in preparation for next year.

"I’m quite a fussy driver when it comes to the car suiting me.

"The car is clearly very competitive and working well at the hands of my team-mates, so there are no problems – it’s clearly just not suiting me at the moment.

"I just don’t feel like we’re making the breakthrough I’d hoped for, let’s say, basically I just don’t have the feeling or the confidence I am really looking for.

"Maybe my expectations are a bit high maybe, I don’t know, but I’m struggling for full confidence and to be able to make things work.

"I want to be fighting at the front obviously. 

"There’s no question, it’s frustrating. 

"I think it’s partly you know, the new regulations.

"In the past I was able to have so many options to find what I wanted. 

"And now we’re so restricted and to be honest, the guys have adapted better. So it’s as simple as that".

Source: DirtFish.com

Photo Credits: Toyota

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