Two opposite paths, two very interesting projects. While Eric Camilli decided to abandon TMG and sign for M-Sport to drive a Ford Fiesta RS WRC in 2016, Teemu Suninen will remain enrolled in the Program of Young Pilots TMG. That does not mean that the Finnish spend a year in white while the signature lands in the WRC, or much less. Repeating the formula experienced in the past year, Suninen will compete with Oreca in the category WRC2. For this new season will fight for the title with a Skoda Fabia R5, which the French team has acquired for the occasion.
Teemu Suninen will play ten tests in 2016, beginning with the rallies of Monte carlo and Sweden. The Finnish driver will also be present in Portugal, Sardinia, Poland, Finland, Germany, Corsica, Catalunya and Wales. In this way, the combined program of Teemu Suninen, Oreca and TMG dismisses your participation in the two tests on american soil (Argentina and Mexico), in the Rally of China and in the Rally of Australia, thus limiting the cost of the project does not go to the tests further away from the epicenter of the championship. Although a manufacturer is behind, to do is look at the budget.
The program of Teemu Suninen and has the objective to fight for the title of WRC2 has trick. It is certain that you will start at the Rally Monte carlo, but in the sections mountain Gap is not scored for the category, reserving their seven participations qualifying for later. This bet is identical to that of Esapekka Lappi, who expected the inclusion of Skoda Motorsport in the championship. In any case, the finn will continue to be protected by TMG and is expected to be able to work in any of the tests with the Toyota Yaris WRC Toomi Mäkinen has prepared before the debut of this World Rally Car in 2017.