The word bubbled up from the rally media that the promising Finnish youngster Teemu Suninen had agreed on a contract with M-Sport. This deal not only gives Suninen a seat in the WRC2 series alongside Eric Camilli with a competitive Ford Fiesta R5, but he should also get a WRC drive in certain rallies. By some sources Suninen might join Ogier in Rally Finland, naturally his motherland’s rally, and the Rally Poland. There might also open up more opportunities as the season goes on. Of course Suninen would replace the Estonian Ott Tänak, so good results from Tänak might diminish Suninen’s chances to drive in the WRC.
A WRC2 runner-up
The Finn has already proved his abilities, as last year he finished second overall in the WRC2 just behind the other Finnish talent, Esapekka Lappi. This could meant that at a rally we might see a total of four Finnish drivers with Jari-Matti Latvala, Juho Hänninen and Esapekka Lappi in addition to Teemu Suninen. Lappi’s WRC debut of course depends on how fast the Toyota team gets their third car running.