Podcast: The impact of Hyundai’s early driver moves

Snapping up Thierry Neuville and Ott Tänak has put some of Hyundai's rivals on the back foot


In what will undoubtedly be another first for DirtFish, we discuss Ott Tänak, Thierry Neuville and the Duchess of Cambridge in the same podcast.

The two Hyundai stars have pledged their futures to their current employers, meaning the WRC’s ‘silly season’ is now well and truly underway much earlier than expected.

With M-Sport known to be keen on the services of Tänak, who does it turn to now to lead its Rally1 charge in 2022? And what about Toyota? Our crack team offers invaluable insight as always.

There’s also Golden Eagles, great Scottish roads to drive without fuel (hence the glorious Drew Gibson picture below…) and the WRC’s move to fuel that’s 100% sustainable.

In all, it’s just another regular week of SPIN, The Rally Pod, hosted as usual by Lisa O’Sullivan with former Subaru sporting director George Donaldson putting DirtFish’s Colin Clark and David Evans right on most things.

One thing Evans asked us to add is that it was the Drumossie Hotel, not the Hydro. The Hydro, he says, was in Peebles a couple of days earlier. Suspicions are he’s talking 1960 RAC Rally routes and Porsche 911 Turbos.

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Photo: Drew Gibson