Three drivers could share third 2024 WRC Hyundai, says Abiteboul
Hyundai has announced that Esapekka Lappi will drive the team’s third factory i20N entry on a part-time basis for the 2024 season. Lappi’s exact schedule has not been finalized yet, but it is expected to include more than 50% of the rallies, with Sweden being his first confirmed outing. The team is still deciding on the full driver line-up for the third car, and Lappi may share the car with two other drivers. Potential candidates for the seat include Teemu Suninen, Dani Sordo, and Emil Lindholm, both from within the team and outside. Hyundai is waiting for Toyota’s announcement before making their final decision. Thierry Neuville has mentioned Andreas Mikkelsen and Adrien Fourmaux as strong options to join the team. Sordo is hopeful to continue racing with Hyundai next year, with Portugal being a preferred event for him.