The Departure of Ott Tanak Forces M-Sport to Reconsider Driver Options
The British squad, M-Sport, has been left with no choice but to reassess its driver options for the upcoming season. This decision comes after their star signing, Ott Tanak, elected to leave the team after just one season. The announcement follows Tanak’s recent victory at the Rally Chile, marking his second win of the season.
Throughout the year, M-Sport has faced numerous challenges and encountered multiple reliability issues that have plagued their campaign. Despite these setbacks, Tanak had managed to secure two victories for the team.
“We are disappointed to see Ott go, but we respect his decision and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said the M-Sport team principal.
With Tanak’s departure, M-Sport is now focused on identifying potential new drivers to strengthen their lineup for the upcoming season. While the team has not revealed specific names, it is likely that they will turn their attention toward promising young talents in the rallying world.
M-Sport has a history of nurturing talented young drivers and providing them with opportunities to showcase their skills at the highest level. Past examples include the likes of Elfyn Evans, who progressed through the ranks and eventually secured a championship podium finish.