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Ott Tänak will drive the Toyota Yaris WRC from Rallye Monte-Carlo next year, together with his co-driver Martin Jarveoja. The 30-year-old Estonian, the winner of two rallies so far this season, has been one of the outstanding performers on the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT will enter its second season with three Yaris WRCs on every event, with Jari-Matti Latvala / Miikka Anttila and Esapekka Lappi / Janne Ferm completing the driver line-up. Kaj Lindström, currently co-driver for Juho Hänninen, is taking on a new role as sporting director for the team, starting from Rally Australia this year. With this revised line-up, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT will continue its challenge into the 2018 season. Tommi Mäkinen (Team Principal) “We’re delighted to have secured the services of Ott, having had our eyes on him for a while. He represents the perfect blend of youth and experience, together with the right sort of mental attitude that means he will fit into our team very well. “Like the Yaris WRC, Ott has exceeded all expectations this year, so I’m sure it will be a strong partnership with both speed and consistency on all surfaces. I’d also like to congratulate Kaj on his new role. “One of my favourite memories of my own driving career is our win in Monte-Carlo together; from this, and the experience of working with him since, I know that Kaj is the ultimate professional and he is sure to be a strong asset as we continue our team’s development. “Finally, I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for everything that Juho has done for us. He will always be a member of our family, and has played an important part in taking us to where we are today.” About Ott Tänak: Date of birth: 15 Oct 1987 Age: 30 years old Nationality: Estonian Highlights: 2008 Estonian Rally Champion 2009 Estonian Rally Champion 2009 First WRC rally 2010 European Pirelli Star Driver 2011 2nd overall FIA SWRC Championship (3 wins) 2017 First WRC win, Rally Sardinia, second win in Rally Germany WRC Statistics: WRC starts 77, Victories 2, Podiums 10, Points scored 379, Stage Wins 73
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