The new Hyundai i20 Rally2 was susposed to be making it´s debut in Rally Estonia, but the debut of the new car has been postponed and now it will instead be the subsequent Ypres Rally that gets to see the brand new Rally2 car.
The drivers who will be driving it at the debut was not presented to Hyundai Motorsport’s WRC2 team, but Oliver Solberg and Jari Huttunen are expected to be the drivers according to some rumours.
At the same time, Hyundai Motorsport presented a new talent project together with the FIA, the project named FIA Rally Champions World Tour is a concept that will last for at least three years.
Already from this year´s season, winners of the regional FIA rally championships will be offered a WRC round together with Hyundai Motorsport in the new Hyundai i20 Rally2 next season. This year´s winners from the African Rally Championship, Asia-Pacific Rally Championship, Codasur Rally Championship, Middle East Rally Championship and NACAM Rally Championship will each be guided during the 2022 season.
The project together with the FIA is to help more drivers to take the step in to the WRC and give them the chance to be seen and tested in the series in its further development.