Tanak reveals the cause of his Safari retirement with a video

Ott Tanak published a video on his social media showing the moment where he was forced to retire for the rest of Friday.

The Estonian driver was in second place overall after Esapekka Lappi's retirement in Stage 5, but the first one had to retire as well due to the fact that he clipped some rocks resulting in going straight into a bank. The steering of his i20N was damaged after this impact and it was impossible for Tanak and Martin Jarveoja to get going again in Stage 6, thus they had to stop. So far, it is unknown if Tanak will restart under the regulations of SuperRally on Saturday, but he showed great pace with his car after the difficult start he had earlier this season.

"The incident that caused our retirement was nothing special, but I guess it’s typical of Safari Rally Kenya.", Tanak said. 

"The rock was kind of hidden and I couldn’t really react as the road was narrow with banks on the side. 

"I had nowhere to go so I had to take the rock, but the rock was far too big and it put us off the road. 

"I hit the bank and that caused the damage to the car; there was nothing we could do to avoid it".

Photo Credits: Hyundai 

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