A new rally star emerges

A new rally star emerges

Among the many highlights of last weekend's Rally d'Italia was the performance of young Estonian Ott Tanak, who won the S-WRC class in seventh spot overall. David Evans marks out the youngster for stardom

Three things stood out in Sardinia on last week's Rally d'Italia.

There was Sebastien Loeb's sublime success from the front of the field in his Citroen DS3 WRC. Next up, Volkswagen's announcement that the Polo R WRC is go for 2013. And finally, the Mini debut – and Kris Meeke's stunning drive. The Northern Irishman grabbed the headlines while his team-mate Dani Sordo took the first points for the John Cooper Works WRC.

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