Breen’s Hyundai Estonia deal announced

As predicted by DirtFish, Breen will line-up alongside Tanak and Neuville for WRC's inaugural Estonia round


Craig Breen has been confirmed in the third Hyundai i20 WRC for Rally Estonia, the first World Rally Championship event to take place since Rally Mexico in March.

As revealed by DirtFish earlier this month, Breen will be brought back into the Hyundai line-up for Estonia alongside regular Hyundai pairing Ott Tänak and Thierry Neuville, having originally been set to race the third i20 WRC at the now-canceled Rally Finland in August.

His selection for the third car was widely anticipated, given his participation in both the WRC candidate event in Estonia and Rally Finland last year.

So far this season Breen’s only other WRC appearance has been Rally Sweden, where he finished seventh.

However, DirtFish understands that if Ypres Rally is added to the 2020 WRC calendar, Breen will be the preferred choice over Hyundai’s other part-time drivers Dani Sordo and Sébastien Loeb for the seat.

His primary focus for Hyundai this season is in the European Rally Championship with the i20 R5, where he has been charged with developing tires for MRF.

Breen’s ERC campaign begins this weekend on Rally di Roma, with further rounds expected but to be confirmed. He will also compete on Rally di Alba next weekend as part of a large Hyundai contingent that features every Hyundai WRC factory driver bar Loeb.