Official: Sordo and Solberg to share the third Rally1 car of Hyundai in 2022

Hyundai Motorsport announced today that Dani Sordo and Oliver Solberg will drive for the team next season as part-timers sharing the third i20.

Sordo has been a Hyundai driver since 2014 and he has a part-time programme with the team since 2018 when Sebastien Loeb joined the Korean squad.

Since then, the Spaniard driver stated at the end of 2020 that he did not want to compete with a full programme in WRC after Hyundai having established its policy with the four drivers.

Oliver Solberg signed a contract with Hyundai at the start of this season with the intention of competing in WRC2 category with the Rally2 car of the team while he did two outings in WRC with the Rally1 car having driven as a driver for 2C Competition.

Moreover, he is confirmed to drive the i20 Coupe WRC in the upcoming WRC event which is Rally Spain in two weeks.

"I have said many times before that Hyundai Motorsport is like a family to me, so I am pleased to continue my career with them into the new hybrid era of WRC", Sordo said.

"I am looking forward to even more to come as we prepare for fresh challenges".

From his side, Solberg stated about his new adventure in WRC: "It’s a dream come true to be able to climb into the third WRC car to do selected events together with Dani Sordo. 

"I’m only just 20, so it’s a huge step so early in my career. 

"I am excited to drive the new era of car, the Rally1; it’s definitely a special time to be involved in WRC".

Finally, the team principal of Hyundai Motorsport, Andrea Adamo said: "Not only will Dani drive a selected number of events, but he will also be working with us on events when Oliver steps in. 

"His approach to racing and his extensive experience will be a great asset to our team when our learning curve with new regulations will be high.

"It is good to have new blood like Oliver in the team, alongside the experience that our existing crews will bring. 

"We will undoubtedly have a very strong line-up as we embark on a fresh chapter for Hyundai Motorsport".

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