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Toyota's World Rally Championship leader, Ott Tanak has explained that he will take a cautious approach onto this weekend's Rally Turkey.
Tanak has won four of the last five events, and now has a commanding lead in the championship, but admits outright speed will not win in Turkey.
“This event is not one about pushing to the limit all the time, it’s most important to find a rhythm which is suiting the conditions and then drive at that speed,” he told wrc.com.
“We won’t push like mad to win this rally from the start, but I would like to be in that position (first) on Sunday afternoon,” he added.
“I think Seb and Thierry are the ones who need to take more risks than we do. If you want to win this rally, the most important thing is not to stop. Not stopping for a problem or a puncture in Turkey should guarantee you a good result.”
“Last year’s stages were without question the roughest I’ve ever had to face in my entire career,” he added.
“The crew that won were clearly not the quickest, so perhaps we’ll need to adapt our approach this year, especially as we can no longer afford any mistakes in the championship.”
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