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Hyundai Motorsport Looking To Close The Gap On Volkswagen

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Hyundai Motorsport come in to the fourth round of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship sitting second place in the constructors championship, 24 points behind Volkswagen and 27 points ahead of M-Sport proving that they are most definitely the best of the rest so far this year.

Rally Argentina brings it’s own challenges with big water splashes and rutted gravel roads which can really test a cars durability. Thierry Neuville has a decent track record here having finished fifth in the last three attempts at the rally. His pace and performance so far this year could help him to an even better result this time out.

Dani Sordo has had two podiums from Argentina in the past and will be hoping that his vast experience on this event will help him. The Spaniard finished sixth and fifth on the two events he has competed on this season.

Hayden Paddon won the production class on his only Argentinian appearance in 2011 and the New Zealander will be looking to score more points and get more valuable experience in the Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team i20 WRC.

Hyundai tested in pain pre-event preparing the i20 WRC for the Argentine stages. The team have a new paddle gear shift fitted on their cars for the event.

“Rally Argentina is always a difficult one, the roads can be quite rough,” said Team Principle, Michel Nanden “the altitude has also to be considered and the stages are generally quite long – although with the reliability we have we hope they will suit our cars.”

Rally Argentina kicks off on April 23 and will be providing full coverage throughout the weekend.

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