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Pontus Tidemand to explore new opportunities

After many successful years, Pontus Tidemand and Even Management have decided to end their partnership. Erik Veiby says the time has come for Pontus to explore new opportunities. Pontus Tidemand will continue to work for a WRC-seat, while co-driver Jonas Andersson remains with the management.

Erik Veiby says:
– It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with such a hardworking, professional driver for so many years! However, we feel we have accomplished what we can do together, and it is time for Pontus to go his own ways. We wish him all the best for his next chapter, and we are confident we will see him on the top step of a podium in the near future.

The successful partnership started in 2012 and together Pontus and Even Management took the Junior World Rally Champion title in 2013. The Swede continued with securing his Asia-Pacific Rally Champion title in 2015, and together with Skoda Motorsport he became WRC2 Champion in 2017.

Pontus’ co-driver Jonas Andersson have decided to continue his work with Even Management and will continue as the co-driver of Ole Christian Veiby. Veiby’s current co-driver Stig Rune Skjærmoen will jump onboard with the RX World Champion Johan Kristoffersson on his new rally adventure.

Pontus Tidemand says:
– I’ve been an EVEN Management athlete 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 for me to explore new exciting opportunities for the future, without Even Management. To one day become world rally champion is my ultimate target and I can’t miss out on any chance that can bring me closer to that goal.

– I’d like to thank #TeamEVEN for everything you’ve done for me over the past years and also a huge thanks to one of the best co-drivers in the world that I’ve been lucky enough to have next to me since 2016 – Jonas Andersson, who will stay with EVEN Management.
I’m really looking forward to the 2019 season and can’t wait to share my plans with you all as soon as possible!