Evans' chances at WRC title bid are more realistic now than before Finland

Elfyn Evans believes that there is an opportunity for him to fight for this year's title after his success in Finland and knows that it will be difficult to win Acropolis Rally considering his road position.

The Welshman decreased his gap from the championship leader Kalle Rovanpera to 25 from 55 points at the end of Rally Finland and took advantage over his teammate's retirement on his home event followed by a crash in Stage 8. In addition to that, Evans managed to build a safety net since he claimed the lead of Rally Finland, but the most important thing is that he scored the maximum points there as he was the fastest driver in Powerstage resulting in taking the five bonus points from that stage.

"There’s an opportunity", Evans said.

"Of course we go to every rally and aim to do the best we can, like always. 

"I mean it’s going to be a tough ask to win Greece from second on the road if it’s a dry rally, but we’re competing against those around us and we have to focus on doing the best job possible.

"It’s true it’s still quite a big gap to Kalle in front, and we know he’s on great form, but of course we’re here to try and challenge for the championship – that’s naturally our aim – and of course now there’s a lot more light at the end of the tunnel than there was when we were heading in Finland.

"It’s more realistic now to try and fight for it, and let’s see what’s possible".

Source: DirtFish.com

Photo Credits: Toyota

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