Esapekka Lappi moved from Toyota to Hyundai. Craig Breen moved from M-Sport to Hyundai. Takamoto Katsuta earned a promotion to the main Toyota team. Just your average week in the World Rally Championship, then…
The WRC’s silly season has been in full swing, and delivered some big announcements since SPIN, The Rally Pod was last on air.
No prizes for guessing what the team discussed this week!
Senior staff writer David Evans is joined by former sporting director George Donaldson and DirtFish deputy editor Luke Barry to debate Hyundai and Toyota’s moves in the driver market.
Was Esapekka Lappi’s decision to leave Toyota and join Hyundai a surprise? Has he made a mistake? Can Hyundai provide the environment Craig Breen needs to revive his form? And has Toyota made the sensible choice in bringing Takamoto Katsuta into its main fold for half of the season?
The team is mostly aligned – but not everywhere! Our thoughts on Hyundai and Toyota’s new lineups is available now and right below, or on your chosen podcast provider Spotify or Apple Podcasts.