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Teemu Suninen

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Nationality:  FIN
Date of Birth: 01.02.1994
Age: 23
Website: http://www.teemusuninen.com

Season 2017

Classification: WRC2
Car No: 31
Car: Ford Fiesta R5
Team: M-Sport World Rally Team (WRC 2)
Co-driver: Mikko Markkula
Points: 85
Standing: 3
Rally Wins: 0
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 0

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Suninen has forged a reputation as a promising talent following his rally debut in 2013.

He made his mark in the 2014 Rally Finland when, on his WRC debut, he won the WRC 3 class. That result got him noticed by Toyota Motorsport in Cologne who signed him to its TMG Junior Driver Development Programme.

The deal got him six WRC outings in 2015 with the Oreca team, initially in an R3 spec DS 3 and later at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta R5. He added two more rounds himself, driving a privately-run Skoda Fabia R5. Highlights were a WRC 3 class win at Rally Italia Sardegna with the DS 3, and a WRC 2 class win on the final round in Wales in the Skoda.

Suninen remained in TMG’s development scheme in 2016 and contested the full WRC 2 season in a Fabia R5 run by Oreca. Wins in Mexico, Sardinia and Poland made him one of the favourites to take the title, but he lost out by 10 points to Skoda's factory driver Esapekka Lappi and finished as runner-up.

Suninen will begin his 2017 WRC 2 campaign in Sweden, this time at the wheel of a Fiesta R5 prepared by M-Sport.


He made his mark in the 2014 Rally Finland when, on his WRC debut, he won the WRC 3 class. That result got him noticed by Toyota Motorsport in Cologne who signed him to its TMG Junior Driver Development Programme.

The deal got him six WRC outings in 2015 with the Oreca team, initially in an R3 spec DS 3 and later at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta R5. He added two more rounds himself, driving a privately-run Skoda Fabia R5. Highlights were a WRC 3 class win at Rally Italia Sardegna with the DS 3, and a WRC 2 class win on the final round in Wales in the Skoda.

Suninen remained in TMG’s development scheme in 2016 and contested the full WRC 2 season in a Fabia R5 run by Oreca. Wins in Mexico, Sardinia and Poland made him one of the favourites to take the title, but he lost out by 10 points to Skoda's factory driver Esapekka Lappi and finished as runner-up.

Suninen will begin his 2017 WRC 2 campaign in Sweden, this time at the wheel of a Fiesta R5 prepared by M-Sport.

Rally Classification Co-driver Rank Points
Rally Sweden WRC2 Mikko Markkula 10. 18
Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse WRC2 Mikko Markkula 8. 18
Vodafone Rally de Portugal WRC2 Mikko Markkula 12. 18
ADAC Rallye Deutschland WRC2 Mikko Markkula 16. 6
RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally de España WRC2 Mikko Markkula 8. 25
Dayinsure Wales Rally GB WRC2 Mikko Markkula 31. 0

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