The quietly spoken Welshman, Elfyn Evans, was gracious in victory at Rally Turkey, but thoroughly deserving of his third WRC win.
“Of course, you need a bit of luck to go your way, and I never like to inherit positions from others’ misfortune, but that is very much the nature of Rally Turkey," Evans said.
"This may not be my sweetest victory, but I’m still very happy. It’s clearly a great result from a championship perspective.”
It is Evans' second win of the year, after showing his rivals a clean pair of heels at Rally Sweden in February, and now sees him lead the World Rally Championship with just two scheduled rallies to run.
“It was a tough weekend, but we were there or thereabouts for most of the rally,” Evans added after a tough weekend in Turkey.
Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin on the top step of the podium in Turkey.
“We thought that it may have been ‘game over’ in terms of victory on Saturday afternoon, but we also knew that Sunday was going to be really demanding. We just tried to stay out of trouble and that did reward us."
The Welshman's first WRC win came at Wales Rally GB on home soil, but it wasn't until he switched to Toyota this year that his talent has really begun to shine through.
His talent was always evident, but now that he's in a full factory team with a proper WRC budget, things are starting to fall his way.
Elfyn Evans' 2020 successes are much deserved, and should not be overlooked. Where others had problems, he kept his nose clean and reaped the rewards.
Elfyn Evans survived the carnage to win in Turkey. Photo: Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC
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