Ott & Martin.

2019 world champions, Estonia's highest-profile WRC team made the move to Hyundai Motorsport for the 2020 season and are looking forward to continuing their winning ways in a Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC.

Hyundai Motorsport driver Ott Tänak and his helmet

Ott Tänak.

  1. Birthday icon

    Birthday

    15 Oct 1987

  2. Place of birth icon

    Place of birth

    Kärla Parish in Estonia

  3. Nationality icon

    Nationality

    Estonian

    Career.

    The 2019 world champion is the newest addition to the Hyundai Motorsport family. Ott describes himself as “hard-working” – his competitors might say: blisteringly fast.

    The Estonian driver has emerged has one of world rallying’s superstar talents.  He made his WRC debut at the Rally de Portugal in 2009. In 2010 and 2011 he drove several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship before driving every round in 2012. Following a year out of the WRC category, he returned in 2014. 2017 was his breakthrough season in the sport, as he claimed a debut victory in Sardinia, and followed that up with a win in Germany. Moving teams in 2018, Ott took the next step in his development, capturing the 2019 Driver’s Championship. 2020 marks the beginning of a new chapter at Hyundai Motorsport.

    Recent highlights.

    2019

    World Champion FIA World Rally Championship

    All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (13)
    Best result: 1st overall, Rally Sweden, Rally Chile, Rally de Portugal, Rally Finland, Rallye Deutschland, Wales Rally GB
    Final classification: 1st

    2018

    All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (13)
    Best result: 1st overall, Rally Argentina, Rally Finland, Rallye Deutschland, Rally Turkey
    Final classification: 3rd

    2017

    All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (13)
    Best result: 1st overall, Rally Italia Sardegna, Rallye Deutschland
    Final classification: 3rd

    Hyundai Motorsport driver Ott Tänak being during an interview
    Michael Schumacher is my number one motosport icon.

    - Ott Tänak -

    Interests.

    Motorsports, farm life, cooking.

    Facts about Ott.

    01. What are your hobbies?

    My farm life

    02. What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

    Maldives

    03. Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a rally driver?

    Engineer

    04. Describe yourself in 3 words:

    Middle Age Blonde

    Hyundai Motorsport Martin Järveoja and his helmet

    Martin Järveoja.

    1. Birthday icon

      Birthday

      18 Aug 1987

    2. Place of birth icon

      Place of birth

      Elva in Estonia

    3. Nationality icon

      Nationality

      Estonian

      Career.

      Winner of the 2019 co-driver’s world champion title, Martin debuted as a co-driver in 2003. He gained plenty of experience at motorsport events in his home country of Estonia. His WRC debut was in 2010 with fellow Estonian Karl Kruuda at Rally Jordan. In 2016, he teamed up with Estonia's highest-profile WRC driver, Ott Tänak – claiming his first-ever WRC win in Rally Italia Sardinia in 2017. An accomplished judo wrestler with several titles under his belt, he joined Hyundai Motorsport together with Ott from the 2020 season – ready to mount a fight for another WRC title.

      Recent highlights.

      2019

      World Champion FIA World Rally Championship

      All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (13)
      Best result: 1st overall, Rally Sweden, Rally Chile, Rally de Portugal, Rally Finland, Rallye Deutschland, Wales Rally GB
      Final classification: 1st

      2018

      All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (13)
      Best result: 1st overall, Rally Argentina, Rally Finland, Rallye Deutschland, Rally Turkey
      Final classification: 3rd

      2017

      All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (13)
      Best result: 1st overall, Rally Italia Sardegna, Rallye Deutschland
      Final classification: 3rd

      Close-up of Hyundai Motorsport driver Martin Järveoja
      Kimi Räikkönen for sure – favourite motorsport driver.

      - Martin Järveoja -

      Interests.

      Motorsport, all active sports, family.

      Facts about Martin.

      01. What are your hobbies?

      All the active sports

      02. Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a rally driver?

      Farmer 

      03. What is your favourite food?

      Spicy noodles 

      04. Describe yourself in 3 words:

      Nice guy - sometimes