Ott Tanak gets second World Rally Championship chance with DMACK

Ott Tanak will return to the World Rally Championship next season

Ott Tanak gets second World Rally Championship chance with DMACK

The Estonian driver, a former M-Sport protege, has secured a two-part programme that will incorporate all rounds of the series except for the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally.

He will contest the WRC2 series in a two-car team of DMACK-shod Ford Fiesta R5s alongside Jari Ketomaa, plus Sweden, Portugal and Italy in an M-Sport Fiesta World Rally Car.

"This is a great opportunity for me to come back to the WRC," said Tanak, who was dropped by Malcolm Wilson at the end of 2012 following a poor run of results.

"It gives me the chance to find my speed again and prove myself among the other top WRC drivers."

Tanak hinted that he had learned from previous mistakes.

"We have to be more stable in WRC rallies and show good and calculated speed," he said.

"If we can be fast and stable I think this is a good basis for us to have a seat in the WRC in 2015."

Ketomaa gave DMACK's tyre its first outright win on last year's Rally Liepaja, part of the European Rally Championship.

Drive DMACK team principal Dick Cormack said: "We have the opportunity to build on some great performances from 2013 and, with Ott and Jari, a very strong driver line-up to target WRC2 victory next year."

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