Tanak's goal is to recover from his difficult start of 2024 season

Ott Tanak is talking about his weekend in Croatia and calls it as a tough one despite the fact that he was the second highest-scoring driver, but his aim is to take some points back for the championship.

The Estonian driver was not able to match the pace of Thierry Neuville, Elfyn Evans and Sebastien Ogier at Croatia Rally last weekend and his one of the most scaring moments was when he ran wide and climbed into a bank in Stage 18, which was outside the racing line, but he was able to save his i20N from this near miss and to complete the stage. He scored twenty points in total and was the second highest-scoring driver in Croatia, but he managed to take only one point back from Evans and Neuville for the championship standings. However, Tanak did not start his season in a positive way as he finished fourth twice and had two restarts under the SuperRally regulations after his having fought for the lead of Rally Sweden and Safari Rally.

"It’s incredible to finish as the second highest-scoring crew", Tanak said. 

"Our weekend was tough once again; we started from a very bad place, and I gave away some time in the beginning. 

"We recovered a bit on Friday afternoon, and then on Saturday we tried to experiment a bit ahead of Sunday to try and help us maximise our road position, which was also tricky. 

"We were always just a bit too far behind to get enough dirty road, so it was a constant challenge, but we managed to collect some good points. 

"I’m hoping to have a better feeling on gravel from Portugal and be more competitive, as the target will be to start taking back some points".

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