Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe will continue together for at least one more round of the World Rally Championship. This is collected by the specialized English newspaper DirtFish after speaking with the Hyundai driver. Therefore, the duo will be part of the Arctic Lapland Rally in Finland (February 24 and 28).
It should be noted that this pair completed their first kilometers in action during the first special of the Rally Monte-Carlo, without time for testing or shakedown. An unexpected situation, derived from the lack of an agreement between the Belgian driver and Nicolas Gilsoul, his co-driver for ten consecutive seasons.
Despite the lack of time and, curdling a race from less to more, the Belgians placed the Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC on the podium after the impressive performance of the Toyota. They finished third after Ogier and Evans, preventing the Japanese hat trick with Rovanperä.
“Wydaeghe controlled the situation over the weekend. The work on the car has been really impressive considering the difficulties in Monte Carlo, so we will definitely be together in Finland and hopefully for the rest of the season“, said Neuville for the English media.
In addition, he added: “After such a fast and late codriverr change, we were able to find a solution to remain competitive this weekend. Being up in the podium is a very satisfactory result given the situation“.