Elliott Edmondson

One of Britain’s most talented young co-drivers. Edmondson is chasing success alongside Oliver Solberg with Hyundai Motorsport.

The story so far

Having been brought up around rallying, Edmondson began competing aged 15 on road rallies before progressing to stage rallies in the UK from 2010 to 2012.

His career progressed further in 2013 when he received training from legendary co-driver Nicky Grist at the Motorsport UK Academy.

He claimed his first national rally win in a Subaru Impreza with Mark McCulloch and made his FIA World Rally Championship debut at Rally GB the same year.

In 2014 Edmondson teamed up with 2005 PWRC Champion Niall McShea for the Chinese Championship. The pair finished second at the Zhangye Rally with a Škoda Fabia S2000, but mechanical failures at other rounds squandered their title hopes.

Edmondson returned to the world stage in 2015 when he guided British youngster Gus Greensmith to rookie victory in the Fiesta Trophy.

A return to the British Rally Championship in 2016 saw the Briton compete with Neil Simpson in a Škoda Fabia R5, whilst he also formed a new partnership with Chris Ingram in the European Junior Championship. He and Ingram secured the title a year later with an Opel Adam R2.

Edmondson was snapped up by Rhys Yates for a mixed programme of British, European and World Rally Championship rounds for 2019. Alongside the events, he also co-drove for Elfyn Evans on a number of tests and formed part of the Welshman’s safety note crew at asphalt rounds of the WRC.

He rejoined forces with Greensmith at M-Sport Ford in 2019. The pair finished third in WRC2 Pro and also enjoyed Fiesta World Rally Car outings in Portugal, Finland and Germany.

Six top-tier outings followed in 2020, but Edmondson parted ways with Greensmith after just two rallies in 2021.  

He then helped Andreas Mikkelsen secure European and WRC2 championship victories in a Fabia R5 before being called up to co-drive for Oliver Solberg in a Hyundai i20 at the closing round of the WRC season in Italy.

The duo will continue their relationship together in Hyundai’s factory team in 2022.

 

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