Hyundai Motosport set for dawn of new era on Corisca

Dani Sordo - Rallye de France 2016 - Credit: Jaanus Ree / Red Bull Content Pool
Dani Sordo - Rallye de France 2016 - Credit: Jaanus Ree / Red Bull Content Pool

Hyundai Motorsport head back in to action after an unexpected break in the FIA World Rally Championship calendar with the cancelation of Rally China.

The upcoming Tour de Corse – Rallye de France will see the debut of the New Generation i20 R5 in the WRC2 class alongside the teams regular three drivers in the WRC class.

Team Principal Michel Nandan is looking forward to the new era for the team.

“We have had an extended break in between rallies but we have been kept busy preparing for Corsica, which will be a special occasion for Hyundai Motorsport.” said Nandan.

“In addition to our three WRC cars, we will also have the debut of our New Generation i20 R5 car in WRC competition for the first time. It’s an important moment for our company and testament to our ambition on the world rally stage.”

The Hyundai Motorsport team have shown impressive pace throughout the season and gained numerous podiums throughout the season, including two victories, something the team is very keen to build on.

“Looking at WRC, we have shown that the New Generation i20 WRC has podium potential on a variety of different terrains, so that has to remain our target. We had three cars inside the top five in Germany and two on the podium. Another result like that is definitely within our capability.”

“Corsica is a fantastic, historic and well-respected rally, let’s just hope the rain stays away this year! added Nandan.