Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed the presence of Craig Breen on the Ypres Rally subsequent month. The Irish driver will probably be behind the wheel of the third Hyundai over the weekend of August 13-15, changing Dani Sordo, who has competed within the final three gravel occasions.
As beforehand introduced, Craig Breen will probably be again within the WRC with Hyundai on the subsequent spherical in Estonia, which is able to mark his first look since Rally Croatia in April, the place he completed eighth with co-driver Paul Nagle.
The 31-year-old additionally raced for the South Korean marque in February on Arctic Rally Finland, the place he took fourth place in a spherical received by teammate Ott Tänak.
The asphalt roads of Rally Ypres will convey again fond reminiscences to Craig Breen, who is sort of merely the title holder having received there in 2019, when she was not on the WRC calendar. He ought to have already taken half within the Belgian occasion final 12 months nevertheless it was canceled because of the well being disaster.
“I am clearly wanting ahead to being in Ypres”, says Craig Breen. “We have been very near doing this rally final 12 months, nevertheless it was canceled on the final second, after our testing and all of the preparation, so it was a disappointment.”
“This time I’m wanting ahead to doing this rally nearer to its conventional date in the summertime, hopefully with considerably drier roads. This rally is way more pleasing when the climate is nice so I’m I actually wish to be there. I hope we are able to present somewhat extra tempo than what we confirmed final time on asphalt in Croatia. “
Craig Breen will participate in a day of testing earlier than the rally and hopes to construct on his previous expertise and success in Ypres.
“I’ll have one other day of testing earlier than Rally Ypres, hoping we are able to discover out extra.”, he specifies. “I believe it is a rally the place we are able to get an excellent consequence. We received the final time it was held in 2019. It is a rally the place I’ve good expertise and good reminiscences, so I am unable to wait to study extra. “