Although a newcomer to the FIA World Rally Championship, Florian Haut-Labourdette is no stranger to reading pace notes.
The Frenchman first sat in a rally car back in 2008 and spent a number of years getting experience under his belt by co-driving on national rallies. He now has more than 100 events to his name.
Haut-Labourdette most recently co-drove for Jean-Baptiste Franceschi in the French championships. The pair enjoyed multiple podium finishes and a rally win in a Citroën C3 Rally2. He also previously teamed up with Monégasque driver Bruno Riberi in a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5.
His first taste of World Rally Car action came in 2019 when he guided Hyundai Motorsport pilot Thierry Neuville to second place at the Monza Rally Show in a Hyundai i20, just 0.8sec behind team-mate Dani Sordo’s similar car.
Now, Haut-Labourdette is back inside the cockpit of an i20, but this time with Pierre-Louis Loubet. Loubet parted ways with friend and previous co-driver Vincent Landais following a six-year partnership which included clinching the WRC2 title in 2019.