Sordo set to start 2022 season in Portugal, Solberg to compete in the three first events

Dani Sordo is probably to start next season at Rally Portugal with Oliver Solberg expecting to take part in the three first events of 2022 with the hybrid Hyundai Rally1 car.

Hyundai Motorsport announced earlier this year that Sordo and Solberg will share the third i20 next season and they will have Thierry Neuville and Ott Tanak as his teammates.

Moreover, Sordo will not only drive for Hyundai, but also he will travel in all rounds with the intention of advising Solberg as the last one will become a manufacturer driver for the first time in his career.

Finally, Solberg competed in the main category of WRC four times this season with the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC of the private team 2C Competition and his best result was the fifth position overall in Monza.

"I will start to spend time, to work a little bit in the car and, with everybody focusing on Oliver, to try to help him and prepare him as much as we can to be the best in his performance", Sordo said.

"At the moment, I think I will do like four rallies, something like this. 

"After that we will see if I do something more or whatever, I don’t know. 

"I don’t know what next year, I will do at the moment.

"I don’t know which will be the first round, I need to talk with Mr Andreaand to know the plans. 

"Maybe Portugal or something like this".

From his side, Solberg did not talk so much about this: "I don’t know when I start.

"I wait to hear from the team what I will be doing. 

"Like you imagined, I hope as much as possible – these cars are fantastic and I want to be driving all of the time!"

Finally, the team principal of Hyundai Motorsport, Andrea Adamo, avoided to speak about it: "There’s plenty of time, I don’t know. 

"It’s possible Oliver will do Monte Carlo. If Dani is telling you what’s happening, then maybe he’s the new team principal, no?

"We have options and nothing is decided. 

Oliver will do the full season. 

"In what? In a Hyundai…"


Photo Credits: Hyundai

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