Rally Poland 2024 Tänak Leads

June 28, 2024Joe Moore

The first day of Rally Poland 2024 has come to an end. Ott Tänak leads the event after the days lone stage. 


Ott Tänak kicked off the weekend by setting the fastest time on the shakedown stage. As the Estonian was 0.7 seconds faster than reigning Rally Poland winner Thierry Neuville. Adrien Fourmaux finished third fastest, 1.8 seconds slower than Tänak and 1.1 seconds slower than Neuville. 2016 Rally Poland winner Andreas Mikkelsen posted the fourth fastest time on the shakedown stage, 0.5 seconds slower than Fourmaux. Martins Sesks rounded out the top five on the Rally Poland 2024 shakedown stage. The reigning event winner finished 0.2 seconds slower than Mikkelsen. 

SS1, Mikolajki Arena 1 

Ott Tänak took home the stage win on the first stage of Rally Poland 2024. As Tänak posted a time one second faster than championship leader Thierry Neuville. Elfyn Evans finished third fastest on the opening stage, 1.3 seconds slower than Tänak and 0.3 seconds slower than Neuville. Takamoto Katsuta was the next fastest driver on the stage, as the Japanese driver was 0.3 seconds slower than Evans. Andreas Mikkelsen rounded out the top five times on the stage, finishing 0.2 seconds slower than Katsuta. 

Rally Poland 2024 Day Two Rundown 

The first full day of action will see drivers contest 113.5 km across 7 stages. Including the 29.4 km Stanczyki stage. As previously mentioned the day will not feature a service until the end of the day. The teams will then get 45 minutes to service the cars. The day does feature a midpoint tire fitting zone. The day will end with another running of the same SuperSpecial stage as day one. Thierry Neuville will be on road sweeping duties. Followed by championship rivals Ott Tänak and Elfyn Evans.