Huttunen to make WRC debut at Rally Finland

Huttunen to make WRC debut at Rally Finland

Jari Huttunen will make his WRC debut at next month’s Rally Finland.

The 28-year-old will drive an M-Sport-run Ford Puma Rally1 at his home event. He drove a Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC at national events back in 2019 when he was part of Hyundai’s junior driver programme.

Huttunen switched to M-Sport’s WRC2 line-up this season and scored two podiums in three WRC2 appearances for the British team in 2022 so far. Ahead of the rally, Huttunen will get a full day of testing in Estonia to prepare for his WRC debut at the top-level of the sport.

Jari Huttunen WRC Rally Finland 2022 Ford Puma Rally1 Hybrid livery

The livery of Huttunen’s Ford Puma Rally1 for next month’s WRC Rally Finland (via @HuttunenRacing)

“I’m really excited to be doing my home rally in a Puma, it will be a great experience and I’m looking forward to the atmosphere with the fans and everything. It will definitely be challenging on such a fast rally in a car with so much power, but I have a good feeling in the Rally2 already and so I feel we will carry that feeling over to the Puma.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with M-Sport on these past events and I’m starting to feel very at home. The aim for the weekend will be to learn from the car and try to keep a good rhythm with a steady pace. It can be a tricky event but I know it quite well, so let’s see what happens. I’m very glad to be given this opportunity by M-Sport so we want to make the most of it,” Huttunen said.

Photo: M-Sport