Tänak will not contest the last World Championship rally due to family reasons

Estonian pilot Ott Tänak, in a file photo. EFE / EPA / MICKE FRANSSON

Sports writing, Nov 2 (EFE) .- Estonian driver Ott Tänak (Hyundai i20), world champion in 2019, has announced that he will miss the last round of the World Rally Championship, the Rally of Monza (Italy), “by family reasons”.
In a short statement posted on the Estonian’s social media account, the Hyundai Motorsport star writes: “It pains me to say this, but unfortunately I will not be able to participate in the Monza Rally due to personal family matters. It is a difficult decision to make, but necessary “.
“I wish the best of luck to our team for the last round of the championship. There is still much to fight for,” adds the Estonian, with no options in the World Cup, in which he is fifth 76 points behind the leader, Frenchman Sébastien. Ogier (Toyota Yaris).
Tänak will be replaced in Hyundai’s i20 WRC by Finn Teemu Suninen.
Toyota leads the World Championship with 47 points and only needs five more in the three days of the asphalt test to regain the title that now belongs to Hyundai.
Suninen started the season with M-Sport Ford, but left the British squad in August after a series of disappointing results in the senior categories and WRC2, reports the World Cup website.


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