Msport mechanics achieve the impossible

Mechanics and technicians from Cumbria have achieved the impossible- by rebuilding a rally car in just three hours after it was submerged underwater for half a day. Msport driver Ott Tanak crashed on Rally Mexico, plunging down a revine into a lake. Both himself and his co-driver managed to free themselves and swim to safety.

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Malcolm Wilson praises "phenomenal" effort

"After what happened to Ott and Raigo, it was just a huge relief for the entire team to see that they were both okay. For me, it was important to get them back out on the stages and that was exactly what they wanted to do. There was no deliberation, and that shows a real determination.

"The job that our technicians did to get the car fixed was nothing short of phenomenal. There were a lot of people in the service park who didn't think it could be done, but I knew that they would be more than worthy of the challenge.

"They are a true credit to this team and I am sure that their loyalty and respect for Ott and Raigo also spurred them on – the crew staying by their side until the work was complete."

– Malcolm Wilson, Msport

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