Ott Tänak returns to Hyundai for WRC 2024 season

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Second stint with Hyundai
Ott Tänak, the 2019 World Rally Champion, is set to make a comeback to Hyundai’s WRC team for the 2024 season. This announcement comes shortly after Tänak secured his second victory of the 2023 WRC season at Rally Chile, showcasing his exceptional driving skills.

A year of mixed fortunes
Tänak’s 2023 campaign with M-Sport has been a rollercoaster, marked by moments of brilliance and challenges. Despite victories in Sweden and Chile and a second-place finish in Croatia, he faced adversity due to misfortune and reliability issues during the season.

Commitment to Hyundai’s vision
Tänak’s return to Hyundai reflects his confidence in the team’s new management structure, led by former Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul and technical director François-Xavier Demaison. Hyundai’s clear vision and objectives for the future convinced Tänak to reunite with the team. He aims to compete for all three titles, demonstrating a shared determination to succeed.

Hyundai’s ambitious statement
The signing of Ott Tänak is a significant statement of intent from Hyundai, emphasizing the team’s commitment to the WRC. While the length of Tänak’s contract remains undisclosed, stability and a competitive environment are crucial for both Hyundai and Tänak. The team’s plans for the 2024 season, including its driver lineup, are expected to be finalized before the final round in Japan in November, as Hyundai aims to strengthen its position as a strong competitor in the WRC.