28 year old Swedish driver, Pontus Tidemand, stepson of Henning Solberg, and the outgoing WRC2 world champion, has left his management group. He stated on Facebook: “I've been an EVEN management company driver since 2012 and through hard work and passion for the sport we've reached many goals and milestones, like taking the junior world rally champion title in 2013, becoming Asia-Pacific rally champions in 2015 and scoring the WRC 2 champion title in 2017. "It's been a fantastic ride, but now the time has come to explore new exciting opportunities for the future. Pontus Tidemand. RallySport Magazine | Australia's Best Rally Magazine"My ultimate target one day is to become World Rally Champion and I can't miss out on any chance that can bring me closer to that goal.” wrc.com have indicated that Tidemand could join the British M-Sport squad for 2019. His co-driver since 2016, Jonas Andersson, will stay with EVEN Management to replace Stig Skjaermoen alongside WRC 2 driver Ole Christian Veiby in a Volkswagen Polo R5. Skjaermoen will join World Rallycross Champion, Johan Kristoffersson, who will also pilot a Polo in a mixed programme.

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