Yes, you heard it right! Vatanen is back to rallying.. by the way, the catch is it is Ari Vatanen's son Max Vatanen. The 1981 World Rally Champion driver is more than happy, excited and announced that his son would be driving his debut rally in about a month's time from now at the 6th round of the ERC, Geko Ypres Rally, in which Ari himself drove like 3 decades back.
Speaking to ERC media, Max, "This rally will be like a second homecoming for me,” said, for whom Ypres will mark his first full event on asphalt. “My idea is just to get as much experience as possible. This year, I’m driving in the Finnish and Estonian championships in R2. In Belgium, I just want to finish: there’s no way that I can compete with all the local drivers. My dad gives me a lot of moral support and plenty of useful advice."Vatanen
We wish best of luck & many more successful rallies in his rallying career!