Hyundai won’t be drawn into 2021 WRC line-up decision

Team principal Andrea Adamo is in no rush to decide who fills Hyundai's third full-time car


Hyundai Motorsport team principal Andrea Adamo won’t be rushed when it comes to announcing Sébastien Loeb’s successor in the third i20 Coupe WRC next season.

While the world expects Dani Sordo and Craig Breen to be retained to share the car, the Italian at the helm says nothing is confirmed. And he’s in no rush to do so.

“You want to know when I will tell you about our driver line-up?” he asked DirtFish. “Then I’ll tell you: it will be definitely before Monte Carlo. Before then, I have a lot, a lot of other things going on.

“I have to manage my team and manage the budget for 2022. Trust me, there is enough rush with many other things that I don’t have to make this a rush as well.”

Adamo wouldn’t be drawn on analyzing individual performances, but both the Sardinia-winning Spaniard and the Estonia podium-scoring Irishman are known to have impressed him this season.

Hyundai Customer Racing driver Jari Huttunen has also played himself back into the frame for next season with a series of solid drives, including victory on two of the three Polish rallies he has started and Rally Due Valli in Italy at the end of last month.

Loeb has, of course, announced his intention to contest next January’s Dakar Rally, with a further program – not linked to Hyundai – coming soon after.