Hyundai Motorsport confirmed his team's lineup for the new era of World Rally, which will begin next year with the arrival of the hybrid vehicles. After timely announcing the continuity of the Belgian Thierry Neuville and estonian Ott Tänak to compete throughout the year, now the brand ratified that the Spanish Dani sordo and the Swedish Oliver solberg will alternate on their third Rally1.
“We are pleased to confirm Dani and Oliver in our third car for next season, alongside Thierry and Ott. We believe that it is the best compromise between experience and youth, and the ideal combination for a new era of the WRC. ", admitted Andrea Adamo, responsible for the team. "We will certainly have a very strong lineup as we embark on a new chapter for Hyundai Motorsport." He added.
Sordo has been a part of the Hyundai Motosport team since its debut in 2014 and has played an integral role in some of its most memorable moments. The Spaniard contributed to a famous one-two at Rally Germany in the first year of competition, and has been consistently performing every season ever since. He has achieved two victories in the Hyundai Motorsport colors, at Rally Italia in 2019 and 2020, and a total of 13 podiums to date.
“I have said many times before that Hyundai Motorsport is like family to me, so I am happy to continue my career with them in the new hybrid era of the WRC. We have been working together for many years and we have shared some important moments. I look forward to even more coming as we prepare for new challenges. It is important to be consistent as we face new regulations, but we are also fortunate to have new talents like Oliver with us on this new adventure. I'm excited"Sordo explained.
Meanwhile, Solberg joined the team in late 2020 ahead of his first season in 2021. The young Swede, who has recently turned 20, has participated in nine events for Hyundai Motorsport this season driving three different cars, the Hyundai i20 R5. , the Hyundai i20 N Rally2 and the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, with encouraging performances.
“It is a dream come true to be able to get into the third car of the WRC to do selected events together with Dani Sordo. It's really great. I also have other teammates, Thierry and Ott, who are great people to learn from and add great experience to. I'm only 20 years old, so it's a huge early step in my career. I am really looking forward to getting started and finding out what events I will do. I am excited to drive the new era, Rally1. It is definitely a special time to participate in the WRC. "admitted the new runner, son of the Norwegian Petter Solberg.