Hyundai Motor Sport has recently introduced the new emergency vehicle for the World Rally Championship. At headquarters in Alzenau rally troops showed the i20 WRC, with the team to team manager Michel Nandan will break the 2016 VW dominance. In addition to VW Hyundai is thus the second full factory team in the World Rally Championship 2016th
After the premiere in 2014 season at the Rally Germany already achieved the first victory and 2015 four podium finishes were achieved, Hyundai Motor Sport wants to celebrate further successes in 2016. The development of the new i20 WRC started in early 2015 and culminated in some 8,000 test kilometers. The drivers are confident that the new World Rally car is to drive faster and better than its predecessor. The new i20 WRC is based on the five-door i20, since the model was not homologated in time for the 2016 season with three doors.
The three master and the test driver for the upcoming season of the World Rally Championship with a total of 14 runs have already been fixed: From the Rally Sweden Dani Sordo, Hayden Paddon and Thierry Neuville sit in three new i20 WRC. At the season start, the legendary Rallye Monte Carlo, only two of the new models will compete only once. The third factory car will be its predecessor. Who will be driving the "old" car, is not fixed yet.
As a test and development rider, the young Dutchman Kevin Abbring Hyundai will continue to support. He cares about the development of the WRC cars for the season in 2017, which is designed according to the new regulations, which will then enter into force. Moreover Abbring driving the development of the R5 - vehicle, which is intended for customer sport at national and international levels. The i20 - R5 to complete their rollout in the coming weeks and be available for purchase from the second half of 2016th ( mf )