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World Rally Championship

Elliott Edmondson


About Elliott

Elliott began his rally co-driving career at only 16-years-old, and made his debut on the WRC circuit just two years later at the 2013 edition of Wales Rally GB. For the next five years, the Brit proved himself as one of the best young co-drivers in the country, taking part in a number of rally championships all over the world. In 2019, Elliott got his first taste of full WRC rallying and his since competed 12 times at the pinnacle of the sport. Now aged 24, he teams up with Swedish youngster Oliver Solberg, who himself is only 20-years-old, to compete in our new Rally1 challenger.

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Career

2021
Three rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship
Best result: 5th overall (Rally Monza)

2020
Six rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship
Best result: 5th overall (Rally Turkey)

2019
Three rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship
Best result: 9th overall (Rallye Deutschland)

2018
Four rounds of the FIA European Rally Championship
Best result: 5th overall (Rally Turkey)

Two rounds of FIA WRC 2
Best result: 29th overall (Rally de España)

2017
Four rounds of the FIA European Rally Championship
Best result: 11th overall (Rally Azores)

One round of the FIA WRC 2
Best result: 30th overall (Wales Rally GB)

Q&A

Q1. Who is your motorsport idol?

As a child I would travel rallies around the UK watching as a fan, and I can remember clearly the days of McRae/Grist and Burns/Reid, and these memories stick clearly in my mind. These early experiences fuelled my desire to one day compete at that level myself.

Q2. What are your hobbies?

Besides rallying, I also closely follow other motorsports, such as F1 and WEC. But besides cars, I enjoy both mountain biking and road cycling.

Q3. What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

It would have to somewhere in the Italian lakes, in the sun, with a bit of exploring. Nothing too energetic, just relaxing and enjoying the scenery.

Q4. Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a rally co-driver?

If I had not become a rally co-driver, my other dream from a child was always to become a pilot. It’s something I have explored, and I have a few hours flying light aircraft. It’s definitely something I’d like to have as a hobby one day.

Q5. What is your favourite food?

My favourite food is definitely tapas! There’s nothing better than lots of small plates of different dishes to enjoy slowly.

Q6. Describe yourself in 3 words
Committed, calm and professional.

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Personal data

Birthday:

29. Aug 1994

Place of birth:

Milton Keynes (UK)

Nationality:

British

Interests:

Motorsport, road cycling, mountain biking

WRC Facts

First Event:

Rally de Portugal (2019)

First Victory:

Oliver Solberg

Driver:
With Hyundai:

Since 2021

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