The 2C Competitors group will enter Nil Solans for the penultimate spherical of the WRC, Rallye d’Espagne, subsequent week, after Pierre-Louis Loubet was pressured to surrender the rest of the season resulting from a hip fracture following a site visitors accident.
The 29-year-old Spaniard will convey to the group an excessive amount of information of the area, having taken half within the Spanish Rally Championship final yr, successful the title of champion on gravel. Solans was additionally WRC junior champion in 2017.
This season, Solans is collaborating within the European Rally Championship (ERC), the place he occupies seventh place within the standings with the most effective outcome a fourth place at first of the season in Poland.
Solans can be teamed up with skilled co-driver Marc Martí, who co-piloted for Jesús Puras, Carlos Sainz and Dani Sordo within the WRC. The Rallye Group Spain construction, for which Solans is racing within the ERC, revealed this Friday morning the information of its driver’s promotion to the WRC.
Nil Solans (proper)
Solans will drive a fifth Hyundai i20 on the occasion alongside manufacturing facility drivers Thierry Neuville, Ott Tänak, Dani Sordo and Oliver Solberg, who will make his asphalt debut within the WRC. The latter will be part of the Hyundai manufacturing facility group subsequent season after taking the wheel of the group’s third automobile, which he’ll share with Sordo.
Solberg, the son of 2003 WRC World Champion Petter, will substitute Craig Breen, who will transfer to M-Sport after three years as a part-time driver for Hyundai. The Irishman signed a two-year contract with the British group.
The Rally of Spain can be contested on 17 totally paved phases, beginning subsequent Friday.