Ott Tanak is very close to living a ‘deja vu’. The Estonian driver is outside rather than within M-Sport, and in the absence of confirmation, it is very close to leave again the formation of Cumbria by the back door. It happened in 2012 with a podium finish in the pocket and can happen again in 2015, again with a podium finish under his belt with the Fiesta RS WRC. On that occasion, was a year away from the WRC to return to the wheel of a Ford Fiesta R5 team DMACK, tire manufacturer that offered a complete program in the category WRC2.
And although the story can be repeated almost step by step, the ingredients may be very different. In ‘Autosport’ put Ott Tanak back in the team DMACK, but this time in the premier class of the World Rally. The chinese manufacturer of the tires you have on the table the option of to form a structure with two World Rally Car. Would be with two Ford Fiesta RS WRC rented out to M-Sport and although it does not give a complete program to Tanak, it is very likely that you could have a program with more rallies that car sharing from M-Sport. Your partner could be Jari Ketomaa.
The output of Ott Tanak to DMACK would provide that in M-Sport
could match the team formed by Mads Ostberg and Elfyn Evans, while
still no news about the formation of a ‘B’ team, something understandable because the continuity of M-Sport is not safe. According to has crept the own Malcolm Wilson, the situation of the team is pricing. M-Sport meditates follow in the footsteps of
Citroën and leaving the WRC 2016 to prepare with guarantees version
the Ford Fiesta RS WRC adapted to the technical regulations for 2017. A program
14 rally is a mountain too high.
M-Sport is not a factory team, and the budget is looked at with magnifying glass. The arrival of the Rally of China and a calendar with 14 rallies without the presence of a sponsor or strong of a brand as Ford behind it is complicated to manage. According to the words of Malcolm Wilson will do everything possible to be in the WRC in 2016, but as it is logical can not fail to appreciate the step of Citroën. The payroll of pilots and the supports that can get in the next two weeks will be key, since the entries must be solved for the 18 of December.
the news Of The uncertain future of Ott Tanak to M-Sport was originally published in by Fernando Sancho.