The Toyota team has confirmed the fact of signing of the contract with Ott Tanaka the 2018 season.
Estonian representing in 2017 M-Sport, will partner Jari-Matti Latvala and Esapekka Lappi in 2018.
Thus, the Ott will replace in the team Juho Hanninen, which will likely miss and the final stage of this season in Australia.
“We are delighted with the signing of the Ott, – said the head of Toyota team Tommi Makinen. – We’ve been watching his progress. Tanak is the mixture of youth and experience. He will fit our team.
As with the Yaris WRC, Ott surpassed all expectations in 2017. I am sure that with our machine it will be fast and stable at all rallies”.
Recall that for two stages before the end of season 2017 Tanak takes the second place in the overall standings, second in points only to a team mate Sebastien Ogier.
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