Hyundai Announces Return of Tanak for the 2024 WRC Season
Hyundai has confirmed that Ott Tanak, the 2019 world champion, will rejoin the team for the 2024 campaign. This reunion will see the Estonian driver back alongside his former teammate, five-time WRC title runner-up Thierry Neuville.
Tanak and Neuville were previously teammates at Hyundai from 2020 to 2022 before Tanak’s departure at the end of 2022. However, with the recent announcement, they will once again join forces to compete in the World Rally Championship.
Managing the Dynamic Duo
Following Tanak’s departure from Hyundai, team principal Cyril Abiteboul took over the reins in 2023. He expressed his excitement about the prospect of managing both Tanak and Neuville in the upcoming season. It is no secret that both drivers bring immense talent and experience to the team, and Abiteboul is well aware of the challenge it poses.
The duo of Tanak and Neuville is expected to bring a formidable challenge to the 2024 WRC season. Their combined expertise and competitive spirit make them a force to be reckoned with. Abiteboul recognizes the need to effectively manage and harness their individual strengths for the benefit of the team.
Previous Success and Future Prospects
Tanak, who won the WRC championship in 2019, showed remarkable skills and determination throughout his career. His return to Hyundai signifies a renewed partnership and a shared goal of clinching the prestigious WRC title once again.
Neuville, on the other hand, has been a consistent contender in the championship, finishing as the runner-up five times. The Belgian driver has proven his ability to consistently perform at a high level and remains hungry for a shot at the championship crown.
With Tanak’s return, Hyundai aims to strengthen its position as a top contender in the WRC. The team’s commitment to performance and excellence is evident, and the reunion of Tanak and Neuville further solidifies their aspirations for the upcoming season.
The 2024 WRC season promises to be an exciting one, with fierce competition between the various teams and drivers. All eyes will be on Hyundai as they strive to make their mark and secure the coveted championship title.