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WRC Rally Drivers Salaries | Co-Drivers Contracts | How Much They Earn from Sponsorship Each Season?

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WRC Drivers Salaries

The upcoming FIA World Rally Championship, dates for the season 2023 announced. The WRC teams made possible changes to their drivers and Co-drivers. Thierry Neuville and Sébastien Ogier hold the most expensive contract deal. WRC drivers salaries based on their contract deal and sponsorship money reported. Some drivers payout details based on how much Rally drivers earn in a year.

DriversBase SalaryEntrant TeamContracts
Pierre-Louis Loubet$375kM-Sport Ford WRT2023
Ott Tänak$1.3mM-Sport Ford WRT2023
Esapekka Lappi$400kHyundai Shell Mobis WRT2023
Dani Sordo$550kHyundai Shell Mobis WRT2023
Thierry Neuville$1.5mHyundai Shell Mobis WRT2023
Craig Breen$625kHyundai Shell Mobis WRT2023
Sébastien Ogier$1.5mToyota Gazoo Racing WRT2023
Takamoto Katsuta$350kToyota Gazoo Racing WRT2023
Elfyn Evans$500kToyota Gazoo Racing WRT2023
Kalle Rovanperä$600kToyota Gazoo Racing WRT2023
Jourdan Serderidis$250kM-Sport Ford WRT2023
Lorenzo Bertelli$200k2023
Who is the highest paid WRC Driver based on salaries?

The top experienced drivers like Thierry Neuville earn upto $1.5m a season. Ott Tanak signed new deal with M-Sport Ford WRT for a year, he will not earn less than $1,3m a year. Neuville and Ogier highest paid drivers in WRC currently with contract worth of $1.5m a year.

  • WRC drivers earn extra money based on sponsorship deals they signed during the season. The teams never revealed how much they pay to the drivers for the sponsorship agreement.
  • Ott Tanak, Sordo, Breen and Ogier contract base salary reported by the top media UK and US media outlets.

Adrien Fourmaux, could not show much effort last season, he was demoted to the WRC2 program. Hyundai team retain their top relation with top driver Thierry Neuville and co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe. Lorenzo Bertelli status for the year 2023 confirmed but yet team is not announced for whom he drives however, some sources reported he might also be on the team of Toyota.

How Much WRC co-drivers Earn per Season?

The teams always try to pick perfect partner for the main driver, for the WRC season. Martijn Wydaeghe hold deal with the team of Hyundai for another season. A co-driver earn maximum salary upto $500k a season. Some co-drivers salaries estimated.

Co-DriversBase SalaryWRC TeamContracts
Nicolas Gilsoul$150kFord2023
Martin Järveoja$300kFord2023
Janne Ferm$275kHyundai2023
Cándido Carrera$200kHyundai2023
Martijn Wydaeghe$500kHyundai2023
James Fulton$275kHyundai2023
Vincent Landais$400kToyota2023
Scott Martin$200kToyota2023
Jonne Halttunen$150kToyota2023
Frédéric Miclotte$100kFord2023
Aaron Johnston$100kToyota2023
Simmone Scattolin$100kToyota2023