Elfyn Evans

Elfyn Evans
Elfyn Evans. Photo by: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool
Date of birth28.12.1988
TeamToyota Gazoo Racing
Co-driverScott Martin
WRC starts136
First startWales 2007
First winWales 2017
Stage wins164
Power Stage wins3
Total points1263
2023 season ranking2.
Championship wins0

Stats updated 16/05/2024


Welsh rally driver Elfyn Evans, a second-generation driver, began his career in Britain, notably winning the junior championship in 2010. The following year, Evans finished second in the overall standings of the British championship series and won the WRC Academy series.

In the 2013 season, Evans made his World Rally Championship debut in a WRC car, earning his first points in Sardinia, where he finished sixth. His first podium came from Argentina in 2015.

The 2017 season was outstanding for Evans, finishing sixth in the overall standings even though he was driving on Dmack tires. The Welshman clinched his first victory at his home rally in Wales that year. The 2018 season, however, was disappointing compared to expectations, even though Evans was a factory driver for M-Sport Ford. Despite this, Evans managed to secure a contract extension with M-Sport for the 2019 season.

Evans performed well in the 2019 season given the circumstances. He finished fifth in the championship points, missing three rallies due to injury. His performances convinced Toyota, which offered him a two-year contract starting from 2020.

In the 2020 season, Evans was close to his first World Championship title. The Welshman entered the final rally in Monza as the points leader but crashed out, and his teammate Sebastien Ogier clinched the world championship again. In the 2021 season, Evans and Ogier competed for the title in the season-ending rally in Monza – and once again, the Welshman had to settle for second.

The 2022 season saw Evans overshadowed by his Toyota teammate Kalle Rovanperä. The year did not yield any victories for the Welshman, and the previous seasons’ runner-up finished fourth in the overall standings.

The year 2023 was impressive for Evans. The Welshman celebrated victory three times and reached the podium seven times. However, he had to settle for second place in the championship points, losing to his teammate Rovanperä by 34 points.

For the 2024 season, Evans competes as Toyota’s lead driver, with Rovanperä participating in only about half of the season’s events.