The FIA announces the teams of the WRC 2016


Three teams from the factory, and four private teams
. This is the initial balance of the season 2016 in the World
Rallies before they even start the season. The FIA has published the list
builders, pilots, major and private teams going into the season
that is about to begin. It is worth noting first that M-Sport
finally, will compete as a manufacturer
despite the doubt that has crept in
the latest dates. In this way, Volkswagen, Hyundai and M-Sport will occupy this
role after the departure of Citroën Racing in the championship in terms of equipment

Volkswagen appears for the fourth season as
a manufacturer in the WRC
and does so with Sébatien Ogier as lead pilot. It should be
remember that the pilots are designated as major must play ten
tests throughout the season with the same builder. In the case of
Volkswagen Motorsport no problems, Sébastien Ogier, Jari-Matti
Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen in the second structure of the brand will compete in the
14 rallies. For his part, M-Sport also appears as a constructor and designates
Mads Ostberg as pilot-main ahead of Eric Camilli, something
understandable by the experience which demonstrate that both.


Among the most outstanding novelties, Dani Sordo is the lead pilot of Hyundai Motorsport. The designation implies, as we have already mentioned that the Spanish will be in ten tests to defend the colors of Hyundai Motorsport, but what is certain is that this does not affect the initial plans of the hyundai brand. Thierry Neuville, Dani Sordo and Hayden Paddon will alternate their role in the bosom of the team ‘builder’ and the ‘private’ according to the characteristics of each test. Even so, it is an accolade for the pilot spaniard.

finally, it should be noted the presence of Yazeed Al-Rajhi with a private computer. The pilot Arabic has been given the final leap to the premier class in the WRC after competing for several years in the WRC2 and played six or seven tests at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta RS WRC. The pilot most affluent in the world has chosen to compete in Sweden, Portugal, Sardinia, Poland, Finland and Wales, leaving in the air his participation in the Rally of Australia.

Constructors in the WRC 2016

Constructor Vehicle Pilot main
Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Polo R WRC Sébastien Ogier
Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 WRC 2016 Dani Sordo
M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC Mads Ostberg

private Teams in the WRC 2016

private Computer Vehicle Pilot reference
DMACK World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC Ott Tanak
Hyundai Motorsport N Hyundai i20 WRC 2016 By defining at every rally
Volkswagen Motorsport II Volkswagen Polo R WRC Andreas Mikkelsen
Yazeed Racing Ford Fiesta RS WRC Yazeed Al-Rajhi

Other private teams in the WRC 2016*

private Computer Vehicle Pilots Tests
Abu Dhabi Total WRT Citroën DS3 WRC Kris Meeke / Stéphane Lefevbre / Craig Breen / Khalid Al-Qassimi Dating european
Robert Kubica Ford Fiesta RS WRC Robert Kubica By defining
Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC Martin Prokop By defining
FWRT SRL Ford Fiesta RS WRC Lorenzo Bertelli – Dependent M-Sport

* Teams that have confirmed their participation in the World Rally 2016 without being registered as builders or private computers before the FIA.