Sami Pajari Confirms 2024 Plans

January 5, 2024Joe Moore

Earlier today Sami Pajari confirmed his plans for the 2024 World Rally Championship season. 

A New Team 

Sami Pajari will leave Toksport for the 2024 WRC2 season and join Printsport. Pajari finished seventh in the WRC2 championship, five points behind Oliver Solberg. Pajari will drive a brand new Toyota Yaris GR Rally2. The 22-year-old was expected to move on from Toksport at the end of last season. As Toyota made their interest in the 2021 Junior World Rally Champion. 

What To Expect From Pajari

Sami Pajari will look to build off a strong first season in WRC2. He will look to challenge for both the WRC2 and WRC2 challenger championships. How the Toyota Yaris GR Rally2 will hold up against the Skoda Fabia Rally2 is unknown. However, the car is believed to be a championship contender. Pajari showed rapid growth throughout the 2023 season. He even managed to take home his first WRC2 event win at his home event of Secto Rally Finland. He also challenged Oliver Solberg for the class win at Rally Chile Bio Bio. 

How Many Events Will Pajari Do? 

Sami Pajari confirmed he will contest a full season. It’s unknown if he meant all 13 rounds of the 2024 World Rally Championship season or just the 7 required for the WRC2 championship. Pajari will kick off his 2024 campaign at the legendary Rally Monte-Carlo later this month. From there he will likely do Rally Sweden. He may choose to skip Safari Rally Kenya in March, however, attending the difficult event would be good for his future in the sport. As Pajari knows he’s already on the radar of WRC teams, gaining valuable experience at events like Safari Rally Kenya could go a long way for him. Especially if he puts up a good result at the event.