Suninen given Hyundai i20 N Rally2 drive for Spain

ex-M-Sport driver will get behind the wheel of Hyundai's new second-tier offering on the penultimate 2021 WRC round


Former M-Sport driver Teemu Suninen will drive for Hyundai Motorsport in the WRC2 category on Rally Spain next month.

Suninen, who left M-Sport with immediate effect at the end of August after more than four years with the team, will drive the i20 N Rally2 that has been vacated by Oliver Solberg, who will drive an i20 Coupe WRC for 2C Competition.

“Hyundai Motorsport is known as a great team with strong team morale, professional and motivating mentality,” said Suninen.

“The whole team has always been oriented on good results in WRC and also in WRC2.


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“It is great to be part of this big team, and I’m looking forward to the whole experience and delivering results in WRC2 with the new Hyundai i20 N Rally2 car at Rally de España in a couple of weeks.”

Suninen will compete alongside fellow Finn and Hyundai junior driver Jari Huttunen on the asphalt event.

His next WRC appearance will however be in a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 on Rally Finland, as he drives the same Movisport-run car Esapekka Lappi has used to win both Arctic Rally Finland and Portugal in WRC2.