In terms of raw pace, raw speed and natural ability, Ott Tanak is right up there with the best in this championship. Anybody who can drive down the road as fast as he did in Poland this year is either unhinged or a World Rally champion in the making. The Estonian’s definitely the latter. Providing he makes the finish. One thing working in Tanak’s favour is the fact that DMACK has pretty much tailored a tyre for what are likely to be some slightly chilly and fairly damp conditions in Wales this week. Certainly, his boots should be better ableto cope with the mud beneath them than anybody else’s.