WRC Greece: Tanak podium hopes dented by water pump issue

WRC Greece: Tanak podium hopes dented by water pump issue

Friday Morning’s Two Stage Loop

The M-Sport driver, Ott Tänak, had a strong start in the WRC Greece rally. He ended Friday morning’s two stage loop in fourth position, only 8.3 seconds behind the leader Thierry Neuville from Hyundai.

Trouble Strikes in the Tyre Fitting Zone

However, it was in the tyre fitting zone where drama struck for Tänak and his Ford Puma. A water pump issue developed, which prompted immediate action from the team. Tänak and co-driver Martin Järveoja joined forces with the mechanics to find a fix for the problem.

Frantic Work to Resolve the Issue

The entire team worked frantically to resolve the water pump issue and get Tänak back on track. Despite the challenges, they managed to find a solution. However, it came at a cost.

Tänak Forced to Leave

Unfortunately, Tänak had to leave the service park later than anticipated after the water pump issue, which impacted his overall time in the race.

Podium Hopes Dented

Due to the water pump issue and the subsequent delay, Tänak’s chances of securing a podium finish in the WRC Greece rally were significantly dented. He will now need to push harder and make up for lost time to regain a favorable position in the race.

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