Ott Tänak's Rockin' Ride Takes the Wild WRC Portugal Rally
The old gravel roads in rural Portugal can be tortuous at the best of times.
Dude even had enough margin of victory to spend some of it doing a bitta positioning for the tour's next race in Italy.
After all, who really wants to go outta the rally gate first?
It's that sorta fine attention to details that helps you finish first.
Along with awesome suspension.
Dude also overcame brake and suspension problems in his Yaris to score a ninth career victory:
As usual on the WRC circuit, there were maniac moments along the way.
Lotsa thrills and spills. In fact, both Tänak and Meeke recovered from their own adventures:
Dude felt this left him at a disadvantage in this race that will carry over to the rally in Italy.
He's got a week to cool down, which would be useful to his cause.
And tune out everything else.