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Tue 27 Jun 2023

Entry List: Rally Estonia

Twenty-four nationalities are represented in the impressive entry list for Rally Estonia published earlier this week.

From the savannas of Safari Rally Kenya, focus now switches to the super-quick roads of Estonia, host to round seven of the championship from 20 - 23 July. Fifty-three crews feature in the entry list which is headed by none other than Kalle Rovanperä.

The Finn, who leads the championship by 41 points, has won the past two editions of Rally Estonia. With Sébastien Ogier taking a well-earned break, he drives a GR Yaris in a three-strong Toyota team alongside Elfyn Evans and Japan’s Takamoto Katsuta.  

Rovanperä might be the WRC’s hottest property right now but it isn’t him that the hordes of home fans will likely be coming out to see. Local hopes rest on the shoulders of four-time winner Ott Tänak who, along with Pierre-Louis Loubet, campaigns an M-Sport Ford Puma.

There is change at Hyundai as Teemu Suninen steps up to make his i20 N Rally1 debut. Adding further Finnish flavour to the team is Esapekka Lappi while Thierry Neuville, who hails from Belgium, is also entered.

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Oliver Solberg tops the WRC2 entry, which boasts 23 Rally2-specification cars. The Swede drives Škoda’s Fabia RS model along with other stars including Sami Pajari, Andreas Mikkelsen, Marco Bulacia and Egon Kaur.

Emil Lindholm, jumping ship from a Škoda, makes his debut in a works-supported Hyundai i20 N while Robert Virves (Ford Fiesta) and Alejandro Cachón (Citroën C3) are also ones to watch.

The event also plays host to round four of the FIA Junior WRC, for which eight M-Sport Poland Ford Fiesta Rally3s are included. WRC3, which utilises similar cars, boasts 11 entries.