Wolf Lubricants to support Jari Huttunen’s WRC Rally1 debut
Official Lubricant Partner to the FIA World Rally Championship and Technical Partner to the FIA Junior WRC, Wolf Lubricants, has announced its support of Finnish youngster and 2020 FIA WRC3 Champion, Jari Huttunen, as he makes his Rally1 debut in the M-Sport Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1.
As a longstanding partner to the Championship and the leading, independent producer of performance lubricants, Wolf Lubricants has long been focused on developing innovative technical and product solutions while playing a key part in furthering young talent to reach the highest levels of competitive sport. Now, 2022 Rally Finland will mark the company’s debut forging a direct partnership with a rally driver, which will see the 28-year-old step up to the top category of the WRC for the first time.
Having joined the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team in November 2021, Huttunen has already impressed with his three appearances in the WRC2 Championship this year, earning two podiums and ten stage wins along the way, and placing ninth overall at Rally Sweden and tenth overall in Sardinia. Having thus shown to embody Wolf Lubricants’ core values of determination, precision and control, the brand is proud to be able to support the Finn as he now steps up to take on some of the world’s best drivers at one of the fastest rallies of the 2022 season.
“I’m super proud and excited to be given this opportunity to compete in Rally1 at my home event. It will definitely be challenging to take on the fast stages in a car with so much power, but I have a good feeling in the Rally2 car, and I aim to carry that feeling over to the M-Sport Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1. I want to make the most of this opportunity given to me by M-Sport and Wolf Lubricants, and will give it my all,” Jari Huttunen commented.
Marcus Grönholm, 2-times FIA World Rally Championship winner and one of the most successful WRC drivers of all time, has long been supporting Wolf Lubricants vision to develop the future of motorsport. Speaking on his role in facilitating this new partnership:
“I’m really pleased to have been able to connect Jari and Wolf Lubricants and look forward to seeing the partnership come to life in Finland. Jari and Wolf are a great fit and driven by the same values and focus, they play a key part in the future of the sport. It’s fantastic to see a brand nurture talent alongside its technical involvement in racing, and Jari truly deserves this fantastic opportunity.”
“Partnering WRC and the Junior WRC has given us an incredible platform to develop cutting-edge lubricants in line with our drive for precision and top-level performance. Being able to now support Jari in this significant moment of his career as he races on the world-stage for the first time further underpins our commitment to the development of young talent to world level. We look forward to supporting Jari on his debut, and to see him learn and grow as he faces a demanding race against some of the best in front of his home crowd, friends, and family.”, Yves Decat, Global Marketing Director at Wolf Lubricants, added.