Video: Tänak’s take on his Rally Turkey exit

DirtFish attempted to get to the bottom of just what happened to the reigning World Rally Champion on Saturday morning

This wasn’t how it was meant to go. Ott Tänak was in the ascendancy, winning his first World Rally Championship round for Hyundai at home in Estonia two weeks ago to make big gains on Sébastien Ogier in the title race.

A fortnight later, all he can hope for is five bonus points from Sunday’s Rally Turkey powerstage.

DirtFish sat down exclusively with Tänak to dissect just what happened on Saturday’s first stage, when something in the steering broke on his i20 Coupe WRC and left him eating an ice-cream instead of sweltering in the cockpit of his rally car.