Suninen's aim to return with a full programme in 2022 after Finland win

Teemu Suninen wants to return as a full-time driver next season either in WRC nor in WRC2 and his target is to fight for the world championship in the next years having faith that his recent win in Finland in WRC2 category will help him to find a seat.

The Finn driver had a partial programme this season with M-Sport Ford as he shared the Rally1 and the Rally2 car of the team with Adrien Fourmaux, but he did not deliver the results he and the team wanted.

Therefore he decided to leave M-Sport with immediate effect at the end of Ypres Rally Belgium and he took part in last week's Rally Finland with the private team Movisport driving a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5.

In this event, Suninen won his home event in his class and he finished ahead of the WRC2 title contender, Mads Ostberg.

In the upcoming WRC event of Spain, he will join Jari Huttunen in Hyundai squad as replacement of Oliver Solberg who will compete in the main category of WRC with the i20 Coupe WRC.

"I hope this result will help get something", said Suninen. 

"I want to get good seats. 

"I don’t really mind if it’s WRC2 or WRC, because my target is to have a lot of rallies and good test kilometres. T

"Tests are the only way to become a better and faster driver.

"My ultimate goal is to compete in the WRC in the coming years and be ready to fight for the world championship".

Finally, he admits that he learned a lot from his new car, Volkswagen Polo GTI R5, and he believes that it will be good experience for him to drive different cars: "I learned quite a lot from the car during the weekend and I could have changed something small, but it’s tiny. 

"Still, we could have been faster.

"It’s good experience and it’s good to see different cars and understand where the cars are strong, because all the cars have positives things and negative things, and in the end with the set-ups you might be able to make a good package to make any car faster.

"Spain has been one of my all-time favourite rallies. 

"At the same time, it's the best event to feel the balance of the new car on Tarmac because of the long curves".


Photo Credits: Red Bull Content Pool

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