WRC » Hanninen to get Hyundai outings in 2014


Development driver Juho Hanninen will be rewarded with selected WRC appearances with the Hyundai Motorsport team in 2014.

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DafyddLarcombe

November 30, 2013 10:51 AM
Last Edited 329 days ago

For Gilles74

What you have to remember is Solberg was getting very frustrated at Prodrive toward the end, Atko was at a different place and took advantage of his mind set and was simply getting on with it, Atko is done though, he proved that with all his various more recent outings, he was only brought in to the Hyundai project for his Factory team experience and knowledge.

Hanninen on gravel and Bouffier on Asphalt is easily the best option and the safest, Bouffier had 2 good recent results on the Monte, winning when it was just S2000 and if memory serves me well he was 5th in a Citroen DS3 WRC when the event came back into the WRC, a result Atko could now only dream about. Sad but True.

DafyddLarcombe

December 02, 2013 10:49 AM
Last Edited 327 days ago

It does seem that Sordo is going to be in an i20 WRC for Monte, Maybe there could be a 3rd car for Bouffier yet, but its all a bit up in the air right now, no official announcements regarding either drivers yet, but it now looks like Sordo is going to do Monte in an i20 though.

I would say that Sordo may of signed for a Full season and that Hyundai have done a sudden and complete U Turn regarding their second car being driven by a selction of specialist drivers. Sordo was in the running for a Full season with Citroen so doing Monte would probably mean his talks with them have now ended.

This could be good for Meeke, maybe with Sordo going to Hyundai Meeke will now be given more attention, I know Mikko has been talking with M-Sport and that was looking pretty solid, but as i said earlier, anything can still happen, Citroen could make Mikko a Big cash offer to stay if they feel desperate enough, but I think Mikko wants to return to Malcolm as he hasnt been happy at Citroen and he wants

DafyddLarcombe

December 02, 2013 11:02 AM

cont :

Mikko wants his old job and his old team back. The question is could Ostberg now be off to Citroen, it seems that Morten Ostberg is constantly fishing for his darling son, anywhere but the Team who has helped them the most would be fine, first it was Mini, then Hyundai, and now Citroen. What will happen if he does go to Citroen, will Malcolm then call up Tanak to fill a vacent seat maybe ????

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