Hyundai Motorsport signs two-year WRC agreement with Ott Tänak
- Hyundai Motorsport has announced a two-year deal with Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak for the 2020 and 2021 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
- Tänak will join Thierry Neuville in all 14 rounds of the 2020 championship, starting at Rallye Monte-Carlo in January
- Dani Sordo and Sébastien Loeb will share the third Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC throughout the season, as Hyundai Motorsport reaffirms its WRC commitment.
1 November 2019 - Hyundai Motorsport has signed a two-year deal with Ott Tänak that will see the Estonian driver contest two full seasons in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with the Alzenau-based team.
Tänak and co-driver Martin Järveoja will contest all 14 rounds of the 2020 WRC with Hyundai Motorsport to support the team’s continued ambitions in the manufacturers’ championship, starting at Rallye Monte-Carlo (January 23-26).
The announcement confirms four drivers for three Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC cars next season, the team’s seventh in the competitive series. Tänak will join Thierry Neuville for a full season, while Dani Sordo and Sébastien Loeb will share the third car throughout the year. Hyundai Motorsport also remains in discussion with Andreas Mikkelsen and Craig Breen regarding a possible WRC collaboration in 2020.
The 2020 WRC calendar includes new territories for Hyundai Motorsport with rallies in Kenya, New Zealand and Japan, requiring a versatile and well-rounded line-up of crews who are capable of competing at the front of the field at each event.