Tanak's Monte issue may require a software homologation

The team principal of Hyundai Motorsport, Cyril Abiteboul, does not think that Ott Tanak will face an issue with his car at Rally Sweden, but believes that this problem may require a software homologation to be addressed.

The Estonian driver finished in fourth place overall at Rallye Monte Carlo, but he faced a software issue from Thursday to Sunday. According to Abiteboul, the engine mapping problem was caused by his driving style, but Hyundai Motorsport is confident that Tanak will not suffer from this issue this weekend as the mechanics provided him a more tailored car for the second WRC round of the season.

"We managed to understand the problem and it is a real problem", Abiteboul said. 

"It is not like it is because of the way he is driving, yes, it is more visible on his car because of the way he is driving, but it is a problem that needs to be addressed on our side.

"It will be addressed but it probably requires the homologation of a new software which could not take place before Sweden.

"The good news is that we don't expect the same kind of issue because of the grip level so that should not have too much of an impact here, but it needs to be addressed before the next tarmac rally".

Source: Motorsport.com

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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