An apparently clear bolt from the sky shakes the WRC. Teemu Suninen has announced the immediate separation from the M-Sport team, which arrives 2 weeks after the last rally completed together, the Ypres Rally.
The separation between the driver and the British team was announced by the management of Suninen, Buag Sports, which through a statement of a few lines announced the termination of the sporting collaboration between the parties with immediate effect.
The statement reads: “WRC driver Teemu Suninen ceases his collaboration with M-Sport after in-depth analysis with his management”.
“Teemu Suninen, 27-year-old WRC driver, has decided to terminate his collaboration with the M-Sport team. This decision has been communicated to M-Sport and has been accepted.”
“The decision will take effect immediately. So the last rally Suninen completed with M-Sport was the Ypres Rally, held from 13 to 15 August”.
“We thank M-Sport for the 5 years spent together and we wish them all the best”.
These instead are Suninen’s only statements: “M-Sport, it’s time to say goodbye. I am able to them because they gave me the chance to race in the WRC for several years. It was on the road where I learned and spent some great moments “.
“Despite this, nothing is forever. And so we have decided that it is time to face new challenges”, concluded Suninen.
Teemu’s management has announced that the plans of the WRC driver will be unveiled over the next few weeks. At this point it is reasonable to expect only one possible WRC destination for the now former M-Sport driver: Toyota Gazoo Racing, probably as a driver who will alternate at the wheel of the Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 with Sébastien Ogier starting next season.