Exciting Development for Esapekka Lappi in WRC
The talented driver Esapekka Lappi is set to take on a new challenge in the World Rally Championship (WRC). After a successful stint with Hyundai, Lappi was initially rumored to have a reduced role in the 2024 season. However, recent news reveals that he will continue to be a part of the Hyundai team albeit in a part-time capacity.
Impressive Performance Secures New Role
Lappi, along with his co-driver Janne Ferm, joined Hyundai this year after making waves in a part-time program with Toyota in the previous season. Their performances caught the attention of many, and they have since played a crucial role in the development of the Hyundai i20N.
New Partnership at Hyundai
Hyundai further strengthened their team by signing Ott Tanak from M-Sport. The Estonian driver will join Thierry Neuville as Lappi’s partner at the South Korean marque. With an experienced duo in Tanak and Neuville, along with Lappi’s expertise, the Hyundai team is poised for success in the upcoming seasons.
While the decision to switch to a part-time program may seem like a step back, it presents new opportunities for Lappi. The reduced schedule will allow him to focus on other aspects of his career and pursue additional interests outside of racing.
Despite not committing to a full-time campaign, Lappi’s involvement with Hyundai ensures that he remains connected to the world of rallying and continues to contribute to the development of their cars. His technical expertise and feedback will undoubtedly play a significant role in Hyundai’s future success.
A Bright Future
As Lappi embarks on this new chapter in his rallying career, fans eagerly await his return to the WRC stages. Whether he is competing full-time or part-time, there is no doubt that he possesses the talent and determination to make a lasting impact in the sport.