Hyundai Announces Esapekka Lappi for Part-Time Programme
The Korean marque has revealed that Esapekka Lappi will be conducting a part-time programme, driving Hyundai’s third factory i20N entry. This announcement came on the eve of the season finale in Japan.
Lappi’s transition to a partial programme was expected, especially after Hyundai signed Ott Tanak from M-Sport to join Thierry Neuville for the 2024 season. However, Hyundai has yet to announce the full driver line-up for the upcoming season.
This move showcases Hyundai’s strategy to maximize their potential by utilizing a third factory i20N entry and taking advantage of Lappi’s expertise and experience. Lappi, who is known for his speed and technical skills, will undoubtedly enhance the team’s performance.
While the specifics of Lappi’s schedule have not been disclosed, fans and enthusiasts are eager to see him in action in the upcoming races. With Hyundai’s strong presence in the World Rally Championship, this addition further solidifies their position as a top contender.
Hyundai has been relentless in their pursuit of success in the WRC, consistently pushing the boundaries of innovation and performance. Their commitment to investing in talented drivers like Lappi reflects their dedication to staying at the forefront of the sport.
As we look forward to the 2024 season, it will be intriguing to see how Hyundai’s driver line-up takes shape and the dynamic they bring to the championship. With Lappi’s inclusion, the team is poised to continue their winning ways and make a mark in the world of rally racing.
Exciting times lie ahead for Hyundai and their fans, and we can’t wait to witness the thrilling battles that await us on the racetrack.