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Ott Tanak added to his FIA World Rally Championship lead by claiming maximum points on Rally GB in the Toyota Yaris WRC.

09 Oct 2019 | International News : U.K.


Ott Tanak has added to his FIA World Rally Championship lead by claiming maximum points at the Rally GB, sealing his sixth win of the season in the Toyota Yaris WRC in style by setting the fastest time on the Power Stage.

Tanak now leads the championship by 28 points after the win at Rally GB
Teammate Kris Meeke finished fourth to complete a strong points haul for the Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team, which closes to within eight points of the lead in the manufacturers' championship.

The final day of the rally consisted of two runs over the Alwen and Brenig stages in North Wales, with the asphalt Great Orme stage along the coast ultimately cancelled because the sea conditions meant there was insufficient safety cover.

Tanak, the leader of the rally since the end of Friday, began the day perfectly, outpacing his nearest rival by one tenth of a second to win the first pass over Alwen. He took an advantage of 9.5 seconds into the Power Stage, where he went fastest of all by half a second, beating his closest championship rival to the five bonus points on offer. He and co-driver Martin Jarveoja's final overall winning margin was 10.9 seconds, and Tanak now leads by 28 points in the championship.

The Toyota Yaris WRC led the rally from start to finish, with Meeke having set the early pace before Tanak took over at the front. On the final day, Meeke made sure of his fourth place, clinching important points for the team.
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