Hyundai look ahead to final rounds of 2016 WRC season


Hyundai Motorsport are raring to go with the final rounds of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship season.

With the cancellation of Rally China, the Alzenau-based team have been testing in Catalunya, before the three crews head for the 2016 Tour de Corse – Rallye de France at the end of September. Post-Tour de Corse, Hyundai have only three rounds to go in Spain, GB and Australia to wrap up their best-ever season in the WRC.

Hyundai will be débuting its New Generation Hyundai i20 WRC R5, for which they will be three i20 R5’s competing in the WRC2 category.

Test and Development Driver Kevin Abbring and Sebastian Marshall, Stéphane Sarrazin/Jacques-Julien Renucci and Fabio Andolfi/Manuel Fenoli will all be competing for Hyundai Motorsport in the WRC2 category in Corsica.

Team Principal Michel Nandan said “The summer months have offered little respite for our team as we enter an exciting, but busy period for all of us in Alzenau.

“We are pushing hard to continue our most successful WRC season, as we seek to score more podiums in the final four rounds. Our crews have a busy testing period to prepare for Corsica and Spain. We have also been preparing for next season with ongoing development of our 2017 car.”

Nandan also added about the importance of the next test with its finalised 2017 i20 WRC car for next season.

“The next test will be with the final specification so it will be an important part of our preparatory phase.

“Finally, we celebrate an important milestone in our Customer Racing activities, as three cars are entered in Corsica, one by Hyundai Motorsport and two by customer teams. It will be the moment where we truly see the fruits of everyone’s hard work.”