Time for Katsuta to reset after his disappointment in Sweden

Takamoto Katsuta says that he was not able to take the result in Sweden despite his performance and the car behavior and believes that this is a good lesson for him for the future as he will try to reset before the next WRC round.

The Japanese driver was leading Rally Sweden at the end of Friday morning after Ott Tanak's and Kalle Rovanpera's retirements in Stage 4, but Esapekka Lappi stole the first place from him at the end of Stage 7 while their gap was only at nine tenths of a second after the Stage 9. However, Katsuta showed good speed on snow, but he fell victim to a snowbank as he hit one of them and his Yaris was stuck in Stage 10 resulting in retiring on Saturday morning. Toyota confirmed his restart on Sunday under the Super Rally regulations, but he had to open the road on the final day of the rally. He currently stands in seventh position on the championship with twelve points while the third WRC round will be held in Kenya next month where Katsuta claimed his first ever podium in World Rally Championship.

"It has been a difficult weekend for me", Katsuta said. 

"We had good performance and the car had very good potential, I was just not able to take the result from it. 

"I need to think about how I can learn from this and do better next time so that I can take these chances when they come. 

"The next event in Kenya has been good for me before, and I just need to reset and go with the right approach for that rally".

Photo Credits: Toyota

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