Evans unhurt after sixth gear accident in Estonia

His Toyota left the road around six miles into the fifth stage of South Estonia Rally


Toyota’s Elfyn Evans and co-driver Scott Martin have emerged unhurt after a high-speed accident during the unofficial World Rally Championship warm-up event for Rally Estonia, the South Estonian Rally.

Evans had been lying fourth in his Yaris WRC behind team-mate Sébastien Ogier when he went off on a sixth-gear corner after hitting a tree stump, just over six miles into the first stage after midday service.

The car suffered heavy damage to the front and rear after it left the road, but fortunately both were unharmed.

Speaking at the service halt before the crash, Evans had explained that the South Estonian roads were “probably the fastest I’ve ever been on in this car”.

His Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT team confirmed via social media that both Evans and Martin were not injured and were out of the car.

World Rally Champion Ott Tänak won the event ahead of Evans’ team-mates Kalle Rovanperä and Sébastien Ogier.


Photos:Toyota Gazoo Racing

Words:Toyota Gazoo Racing