Tanak to leave Hyundai a year early!

A press release from Ott Tanak following Rally Spain confirmed that the 35-year-old will exercise an option to end his contract with Hyundai a year early. The Estonian driver has scored five wins since joining Hyundai at the start of 2020, following spells at Toyota and M-Sport, with three of those wins scored in 2022. He has however been unhappy at the team this year and critical on several occasions of both Hyundai's management and equipment after reliability issues plagued the start of the season.

Tanak said: "This is a personal decision and one that I have taken with careful consideration and respect for the team, however, I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I need to embark on a new challenge. We have had a good partnership over the past three seasons, and I am proud of what we have achieved."

25th October, 2022