Ott Tänak

Becoming a World Rally Champion

Summer of 2001

First experience in a rally car

Ott Tänak took his fist steps in the world of rally racing in 2001 and 2002, participating in national sprints and national rallies. The young man, who hails from Kärla, Saaremaa, wanted to become a rally driver like his father. His first experience in a rally car was in his father’s Volkswagen Golf GTI. 

Ott's first rally car Volkswagen Scirocco.
Summer of 2004

First co-driver

His first co-driver during the Estonian Championship Stage (Southern Estonia Winter Rally 2004) was Tõnu Kurvet, who also navigated for Ott’s father. 

Tõnu Kurvet in Pärnu Folks Rally in 2004.
2010 - 2013

Freelance

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Spring of 2003

First interview

When a journalist asked Ott what are his ambitions in this sport?
15 year old Ott replied:
Of course I want to be the best, otherwise there’s no point of doing it. There’s no point to race if you don’t have any ambitions. I would like to achieve something serious, but as my career is at so early stage, it’s too soon to make any bigger plans.
18.03.2003

Ott started competing in sport rallies in 2004.
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