No surprises from Hyundai Motorsport, unsurprisingly. The brand has just confirmed, via social media, the lineup of drivers for the 2021 season, which will begin on the roads of Monte Carlo. Four drivers will get into the Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC.
Thierry Neuville and Ott Tänak will be the brand’s main assets in its quest to achieve the World Drivers’ Championship. They are two experienced pilots, very fast on any terrain and with options for everything.
Dani Sordo and Craig Breen will take turns in the third car in the different World Championship events. With the withdrawal of Sebastien Loeb, the Spanish and the Irish will face more opportunities than in past years. Both are undoubtedly a great support for the Constructor Championship, in which rotational competitors have been a key factor.
Let’s remember that Sordo and del Barrio have gotten into the car in three official rallyesof 2020: In Mexico they had to leave due to mechanical problems (after scoring a scratch). The Italian rallyes went much better: Victory in Sardinia (third of Sordo’s career in the WRC) and third place in Monza.
Breen has combined his program with MRF and Hyundai in the European Championship with two appointments in WRC. In Sweden he finished seventh while in Estonia, in some stages where he gets his best version, the Irishman reaped a great second place.