Ott Tanak is already a pilot of Toyota Gazoo Racing for all purposes. The Estonian has been uploaded for the first time the Toyota Yaris WRC during the first test the team has been celebrating in high mountain in order to prepare the Monte carlo Rally. The pilot revelation of the season in 2017, after adding its first two wins in the World, has been able to drive for the first time the World Rally Car that will compete next year after leaving M-Sport and sign for the formation of Tommi Mäkinen, the structure in which share work with the finns Jari-Matti Latvala and Esapekka Lappi.
Although Ott Tanak has made its first appearance as an official driver of the Toyota in the WRC in the Shibuya Sports Car Festival, this test is the starting point of the stage of the Estonian in Toyota Gazoo Racing, a structure which already tried to sign him at the beginning of the year and that has made the decision to wager for Tanak before by the experience of Sébastien Ogier. A new journey that the Estonian start after achieving two victories and five podiums extra throughout the season 2017 with the Ford Fiesta RS WRC team M-Sport, results that have earned for finishing third in the championship.
Fruit of the agreement that still holds with M-Sport and that led him to take part in the event of end-of-season coach of Cumbria, Ott Tanak has worn a black monkey devoid of logos during this test held in Col of prop erty, in France. As is logical, their first miles with the Toyota Yaris WRC has been designed to to understand your new car and to verify the differences of the World Rally Car of Toyota in relation to the Ford Fiesta. The drive of the Yaris used by Tanak presented the new frontal that tested the brand in Spain, to improve the aerodynamics and cooling.