The World Cup returns to Ott Tanak's home

Estonia hosts the contest for the second time after the absolute dominance shown by the host last year. Sebastien Ogier starts the second half of the year comfortably leading.

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Estonians are going to live a dream for the second time. After seeing one of their own, Ott Tanak, be crowned in 2019, the pandemic favored the World Championship to land there for the first time in history last year. Something that will be repeated next weekend, in which the second part of the season begins with Sebastien Ogier as the solid leader of the contest.

In light of what was seen last year, in which the host Tanak dominated the fast and full of jumps in his country with an iron hand, he is once again the clear favorite to win. A victory that both he and his team, Hyundai, urgently need after the bad run of misfortunes they have accumulated in recent rallies. Not only did the Korean team win with Tanak in 2020, but Irishman Craig Breen, who returns to the test with the third car, also finished a double.

And while, across the street, at Toyota, everything is joy. Both classifications dominate with authority, drivers with Ogier and Elfyn Evans in the first two positions, and marks, and they have reaped four doubles and five victories in six races contested. If there isn't a sharp turn of events, the 2021 season can turn into a Yaris monologue.

In the absence of Dani Sordo and Borja Rozada, who will not return to the Hyundai until the Acropolis Rally in September, Pepe López will be the Spanish 'standard-bearer' in Estonia, where he opens co-driver, Borja Odriozola, in search of that long-awaited victory in the WRC3 category. Also competing are Miguel Díaz Aboítiz-Diego Sanjuán and Carlos del Barrio to the right of Paraguayan Fau Zaldívar.

World of pilots

1. Sebastien Ogier, 133

2. Elfyn Evans, 99

. Thierry Neuville, 77

4. Ott Tanak, 69

5. Takamoto Katsuta, 66



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