Tanak believes that car set-up will be done with speculation in Chile

Ott Tanak is being of the opinion that the car set-up will be chosen by guessing it for Rally Chile as it will be a new event considering the fact that the organizers have includes new stages to the itinerary in comparison with the 2019 version.

The Estonian driver was the latest winner of Rally Chile as he won this event with Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT back in 2019, but he hopes to repeat this result again this week. So far, the things have not been developed well for him as he has only one victory and one podium finish while he has suffered from many problems with his Puma, including turbo failure and water pump issue. However, the most important thing is that he is out of contention for this year's title fight as he is 81 points behind the championship leader Kalle Rovanpera after the end of Acropolis Rally Greece.

"Most of the rally seems to be new again this year, also the weather plays a big part there, but all together stages should be very similar to what we have experienced in New Zealand or in Welsh forests", Tanak said.

"Sport is always at maximum effort whatever the conditions. 

"As it's a case of more or less a new event again, we don’t know what kind of stages we will see. 

"Generally rhythm wise, there used to be all kinds of stages in Chile from twisty and slow to fast and smooth. 

"New roads always make it challenging and it takes extra effort to make the notes perfect.  

"As the event is overseas and quite unique, we need to guess the car setup and hope all decisions are correct when we arrive at the start of stage one!".

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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