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Tanak Aiming For Pole Position With Palletforce

Palletforce rally driver Ott Tanak is aiming for pole position this weekend as he tackles Rally Poland – round seven of the FIA World Rally Championship. With a renewed sense of confidence at the wheel of his recently-upgraded Ford Fiesta RS WRC, the Estonian rally star has promised a push on the high-speed gravel roads in the north of the country near Mikolajki.

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After setting a string of quick times on the last event in Sardinia, Tanak is poised to capitalise on his experience of the Polish stages – after taking overall victory in WRC2 last season. The soft, sandy stages are ultra fast, similar to the roads in Estonia and demand high levels of commitment and confidence.

 

But it’s a tough event and the first day of action on Friday is tackled without an opportunity for mid-day service – putting even more pressure on Tanak to deliver a flawless performance.

 

“From this point in the season we’ll experience much more smooth and flowing stages – real driver stages and Rally Poland is a real drivers’ event,” explained Tanak. “I’ve always enjoyed fast stages and even though we haven’t experienced stages like this for a while, I hope that we can have a good run and really push to the maximum from the very first kilometre.

 

“As the speeds are so high you need to have very precise pacenotes that you are 100 percent confident in. Any mistakes and they are very hard to correct. Any hesitation and you’ll lose speed and time.

 

“We’ll be the 11th car on the road so we’ll just have to wait and see if that is an advantage or a disadvantage. A lot will depend on the weather and the conditions on the week of the rally. The stages are quite soft, but I think it should be quite even for the second pass so hopefully that won’t hinder us too much. Whatever the conditions, we just have to make the best of it.

 

“My target is to improve rally by rally. Since launching the new car in Portugal I’ve been able to feel everything getting better so we need to focus on keeping that confidence. We need to keep it on the road, enjoy the driving and continue to improve step by step until we’re where we ultimately want to be.”

Rally Team Events

Palletforce continues its ethic to 'Work With The Best' after partnering with FIA World Rally Championship hot-shot Ott Tanak for the 2016 season and the 2016 DMACK British Rally Championship Team.

 

World Rally Championship 2016

 

21st – 24th January - Rallye Monte-Carlo

11th – 14th February - Rally Sweden

3rd – 6th March - Rally Guanajuato México

21st – 24th April - Rally Argentina

19th – 22nd May - Vodafone Rally de Portugal

9th – 12th June - Rally Italia Sardegna

1st – 3rd July - 73rd LOTOS Rally Poland

28th – 31st July - Neste Rally Finland

18th – 21st August - ADAC Rallye Deutschland

8th – 11th September - Rally China – Beijing

29th September – 2nd October - Tour de Corse - Rallye de France

13th – 16th October – Rally RACC Catalunya - Rally de España

27th – 30th October - Wales Rally GB

17th – 20th November - Rally Australia

 

MSA British Rally Championship 2016

 

5th – 6th March - Mid-Wales Stages, Newtown Gravel

8th – 9th April - Circuit of Ireland, Belfast Asphalt

30 April – 1st May - Pirelli Carlisle Rally, Carlisle Gravel

25th June - RSAC Scottish Rally, Dumfries Gravel

9th - 10th July - Nicky Grist Stages, Builth Wells Gravel/Asphalt

19th – 20th August - Ulster Rally Asphalt

15th – 17th September - Rally Isle of Man, Douglas Asphalt

 

Rally Day

 

24th September – Castle Combe