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Rally Sardinia baton Ott Tanak says he was “quite lucky” afterwards a tyre alarm threatened to bassinet his run through the final date of the day.
The Hyundai disciplinarian had been arrogant for the majority of Friday, acceptable bristles of the eight stages to body up a 19.4s advance over team-mate Dani Sordo, with Toyota’s Sebastian Ogier 36.2s aback in third.
However, the Estonian suffered a Pirelli tyre delamination appear the end of the additional run through the 14.97km Erula-Tula stage. Tanak accomplished 5.6s abaft team-mates Sordo and Thierry Neuville, who acquaint identical times to top the stage.
The Estonian accepted it was advantageous the tyre ball addled on a apathetic area of the stage, absolute that these issues are consistently “a bit scary” to manage.
“Apart from the aftermost date with the tyre issues I would say the blow has been absolutely good,” said Tanak. “Basically I knew what happened we accept had it recently. It is a bit of a action with this delamination. I was absolutely advantageous that the end of the date was so apathetic so I could backpack it to the accomplishment but for abiding it is consistently a bit alarming back these things happen.”
Tyre alarm aside, Tanak produced a faultless drive to accreditation aerial acclaim from Hyundai bang-up Andrea Adamo.
“Clearly, it has been a catchy day, but we apperceive actual able-bodied that Sardinia is a difficult rally,” said Adamo. “This morning was tough, but we saw some improvements in the afternoon.
“Ott has done article absolutely amazing; he’