Rallying - Estonia's Tanak celebrates debut win in Sardinia

Estonian driver Ott Tanak and his compatriot co-driver Martin Jarveoia drive their Ford Fiesta RS WRC during the race at Argentiera, near Alghero, on the fourth day of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship in Sardinia, on June 11, 2017. (AFP Photo/Andreas SOLARO)
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- Ott Tanak celebrated his first world rally championship success, the Estonian driver seeing off the challenge of Jari-Matti Latvala to win the Rally of Italy in Sardinia. The 29-year-old, breaking his WRC duck at his 73rd attempt, eclipsed his Ford teammate and four-time world champion Sebastien Ogier who could only manage fifth. "I feel good. It was a very hard weekend but it's ended well," said Tanak. "There was pressure to win here. I hope it's the first of a long (winning) run." Tanak completed the 19 special stages with a 12.3sec lead over Latvala, and 1min 7.7sec clear of third-placed Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville.

AFP