Ott & Martin.

Ott and Martin joined the Hyundai Motorsport family in 2020 and enjoyed a successful first season with the team, achieving 4 podium finishes in 7 races, including victory at their home event, Rally Estonia.

Tänak

Ott

Hyundai Motorsport driver Ott Tänak and his helmet
  1. Birthday icon

    15 Oct 1987

    Birthday

  2. Place of birth icon

    Kärla Parish in Estonia

    Place of birth

  3. Nationality icon

    Estonian

    Nationality

    Career.

    Ott has emerged as one of world rallying’s superstar talents. He made his WRC debut at Wales Rally GB in 2011, before moving into a full season campaign the following year. He was quick to show his potential, scoring a debut podium in the penultimate round of the year in Sardinia.

    Following a few years out of the WRC category, he returned in 2015. 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 was a man transformed and established himself as one of the leading contenders in WRC. He was crowned WRC Drivers’ Champion in 2019 with five victories.

    His first season at Hyundai was a successful one, claiming victory at his home event, Rally Estonia, as well as picking up podiums at three other events on the condensed 2020 calendar.

    Recent highlights.

    2020

    All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (7)
    Best result: 1st overall, Rally Estonia
    Final classification: 3rd

    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

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

    - Ott Tänak -

    Interests.

    Motorsports, farm life, cooking.

    Facts about Ott.

    What are your hobbies?
    My farm life

    What is your ideal destination for a holiday?
    Maldives

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

    Describe yourself in 3 words:
    Middle Age Blonde

    Järveoja

    Martin

    Hyundai Motorsport Martin Järveoja and his helmet
    1. Birthday icon

      18 Aug 1987

      Birthday

    2. Place of birth icon

      Elva in Estonia

      Place of birth

    3. Nationality icon

      Estonian

      Nationality

      Career.

      Making his rally debut as a co-driver in 2003, Martin gained plenty of experience at motorsport events in his home country. He made his WRC debut in 2010 with Karl Kruuda at Rally Jordan, and the following year led to him winning two rounds of WRC 2 to finish in fifth.

      He began working with Ott Tänak in 2016, winning his first-ever WRC event in Rally Italia Sardegna in 2017. Since 2018, the crew have become regular victory challengers, taking multiple wins and securing their place at WRC’s top table. A triumphant season in 2019 saw them take the drivers’ and co-drivers’ titles.

      The highlight of Martin’s debut season with Hyundai was certainly his and Ott’s first win for the team at their home event, Rally Estonia.

      Recent highlights.

      2020

      All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (7)
      Best result: 1st overall, Rally Estonia
      Final classification: 3rd

      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

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

      - Martin Järveoja -

      Interests.

      Motorsport, all active sports, family.

      Facts about Martin.

      What are your hobbies?

      All the active sports

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

      Farmer 

      What is your favourite food?

      Spicy noodles 

      Describe yourself in 3 words:

      Nice guy - sometimes