Craig Breen and also Dani Sorodo will certainly share the 3rd Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC in the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship, once again aligning together with complete period participants Ott Tänak and also Thierry Neuville.
Both vehicle drivers had actually remained in a comparable function with the group throughout this period, although needed to share the cars and truck with nine-time champ Sebastien Loeb, with Spainard Sordo exciting specifically after taking a 2nd consective win on Rally Italia Sardegna.
Sordo likewise was affordable on the last round of the reduced 2020 period at Rally Monza last weekend break where he finished the occasion 3rd general, while Breen likewise executed well as the period returned to in Estonia adhering to the lockdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
With Loeb choosing to leave the group entirely in advance of a Dakar program with Prodrive, it suggests Sordo and also Breen will certainly each theoretically obtain even more rounds with the group.
Team Princiapl Andrea Adamo, that lately led Hyundai to a 2nd Manufacterers crown in the WRC, claimed on the information: “We have hardly finished one season before our thoughts immediately turn to the next,”
“After an interfered with 2020 champion as a result of the pandemic, uniformity will certainly be vital as we intend to construct better on our accomplishments. We delight in to validate that Dani and also Craig will certainly share a 3rd Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC in 2021, together with our formerly introduced vehicle drivers Thierry and also Ott.
“All four drivers have shown their speed and commitment this year, with victories and podiums to support our title fight. Our crews offer the perfect blend of experience and hunger for our 2021 title hopes – both in the manufacturers’ and drivers’ – and we are pleased to have them in our organisation.”
Sordo is among one of the most skilled vehicle drivers in the champion having actually taken on Citroen together with Loeb prior to he transferred to Hyundai, and also is currently readied to enter his 8th period with the group in 2021.
“I have said before that Hyundai Motorsport is like a family to me, and that has never been clearer than during 2020,” included Sordo.
“We have actually had a difficult year, however we have actually sustained each various other via everything. I am lucky to have actually belonged to this group because the actual begin and also we remain to expand every year.
“Securing my second WRC win with the team in Sardinia – repeating what we achieved in 2019 – was a great example of how we can continue to be successful together. I look forward to more great results in 2021!”
Although he is yet to take a win in the WRC for Hyundai, Breen has actually revealed routinely that he is among the quickest vehicle drivers in the area, with the Irishman pledging to reveal excatly what he can do when he makes his initial appearence of the period on the 2nd round in Sweden.
“To have the opportunity to compete on the stages of the World Rally Championship with Hyundai Motorsport has genuinely been a dream come true for me,” commented the pleased Breen.
“Although I have joined the team in occasional rallies since 2018, this year we were really able to demonstrate our potential, with second place in Estonia: It gives us something exciting from which we can build. The team has placed its faith in myself and Paul to deliver more of these results in 2021. We’ll give everything we’ve got, starting from Rally Sweden.”
The 2021 FIA World Rally Championship is readied to obtain in progress with Rallye Monte Carlo in between January 21-24.