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Ott & Martin

Ott & Martin

Ott and Martin joined the Hyundai Motorsport family in 2020 and enjoyed a successful first season with the team, achieving four podium finishes in seven races, including victory at their home event, Rally Estonia. They added an additional win plus three more podiums to their tally in 2021. The Estonian duo describe themselves as a “hard-working” (Ott) and “determined” (Martin). Their work ethic is an evident success of their partnership: “My pre-stage ritual is to make sure I have done all the things that are up to me so that the result is as good as possible,” says Martin, while Ott “relaxes and focusses.” The better mechanic of the two “is the same guy who normally gives a reason to fix something,” according to Martin. “So normally me!” echoes Ott. If they were to switch roles, Martin believes he would perform “very well – on the road section.” Ott is equally honest about his co-driving talent: “Bad.”

Dani & Cándido

Dani & Cándido

After a strong end to the 2021 WRC season. Dani and Cándido will step into the cockpit of our new WRC car in 2022. The crew recorded two podiums in just three rallies together, including a third place finish on home soil, and will be aiming to continue their high-level performance as WRC enters a new hybrid era. The 2022 season will mark Dani’s ninth with the team, as he remains the only driver or co-driver from our first year in the series to still be competing for us.

Oliver & Elliott

Oliver & Elliott

Oliver Solberg & Elliott Edmonson Oliver and Elliott, who have a combined age of just 44 years, will team up to share our third Rally1 car with Dani and Cándido in 2022. It will mark the first WRC campaign for Oliver, who has showed great promise over the past few years in WRC2 and WRC3. The 20-year-old Swede will be joined by young Brit Elliott, who has competed in WRC on twelve occasions. Together, our newest crew will be aiming to hit the ground running and compete for podiums and wins throughout the season.

Hyundai Motorsport N #2 – Red wing mirrors

Hyundai Motorsport N #2 – Red wing mirrors

Oliver & Aaron

Oliver & Aaron

Nikolay & Yaroslav

Nikolay & Yaroslav

Dani & Borja

Dani & Borja

Dani will welcome a new face alongside him in 2021, as he is joined by co-driver Borja Rozada in the i20 Coupe WRC. Dani is set for one final outing with Carlos del Barrio at Rallye Monte-Carlo before he embarks on a new partnership with Borja. “It will take some time to adapt but I am sure we will have a very good season,” explains Dani. Borja recalls: “I’ve known Dani since 2004, when we were competing against each other in the Spanish championship – of course he was much faster than us!” Dani will be looking to add to his winning ways in 2020, and the Spaniards are raring to go. “Borja is really good co-driver: he’s a two-time Spanish champion, and the best option in Spain at the moment.”

Jari & Antti

Jari & Antti

Our 2018 HMDP crew of Jari Huttunen and Antti Linnaketo are in many ways typical of Finnish drivers. Quiet and controlled in person, but fast and furious when competing against their rivals. Selected following a rigorous evaluation process, the Finns have already caught the attention of our team but for the 2018 season they will have a stern test in the WRC2 category against some big name manufacturers and drivers. While Jari’s rally debut came in 2013, the pair were first introduced back in the summer of 2014 in a meeting facilitated by the AKK Driver Academy. Since then, they haven’t looked back. In 2015, they became Finnish rally champions in the SM3 class, with Jari being named Rally Star of the Future. Just one year later, they triumphed in the ADAC Opel Rallye Cup with six wins in seven events. Their performances opened up the chance to enter the European Rally Championship in 2017, campaigning an R2-specification car. Alongside that, they also stepped up to R5 competition for the first time, entering two events. In just their second start in the four-wheel-drive car, the crew took victory in WRC2 at their home event in Finland, winning the majority of stages ahead of a far more experienced field. Following their HMDP selection, Jari and Antti then took part in Wales Rally GB, which was to be their first rally in a Hyundai i20 R5, privately entered by Sarrazin Motorsport. The opportunity allowed the team and crew to acquire some initial experience ahead of what promises to be an exciting season of WRC2 competition.

Chewon & Martijn

Chewon & Martijn

Chewon Lim and Martijn Wydaeghe began working together at Hyundai Motorsport in 2016, making their competitive rally debut in June. Chewon Lim and Martijn Wydaeghe began working together at Hyundai Motorsport in 2016, making their competitive rally debut in June. A former circuit racer, Chewon spent two seasons racing Formula 3 single-seaters in Europe. In December 2015, he was selected from 5,000 original applicants as the winner of national television show ‘The Rallyist’, which was aimed at finding a new Korean talent for international rallying. The show put contestants through a rigorous testing program, with a range of challenges – physical tests and driving tasks, including a Gymkhana style runs on tarmac and gravel. Kevin Abbring made an appearance along with other experienced drivers to offer their advice. Culminating in a small rally, Chewon was named the overall winner and has now moved to Germany as part of our HMDP line-up. Young Belgian Martijn was chosen as Chewon’s co-driver, working with him as he learned the basic techniques of rally driving. In 2016 they took part in seven events in total during the year in an R2-specification car. They also drove on the recce at WRC six events with our team. 2017 began a more intensive phase in the crew’s development as part of the HMDP as they step into a New Generation i20 R5 (for more information about the car, visit our R5 section). A 14-event schedule included both tarmac and gravel events with a continued program of training away from the stages.

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