FIA World Rally Championship

Neuville crashes during Hyundai Motorsport tests in Finland

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Since the cancelled FIA World Rally Championship round in Mexico, and up until 31 May, there has been a ban on testing for the WRC teams, a joint decision to save money and to create fairness for all.

The teams had not had the same opportunities to test, the different countries’ conduct during the Corona pandemic had created big differences in the team’s development and opportunity for testing.

When the May month came to an end, the teams gathered for a new meeting, in a joint decision, a new routine for testing was developed. Only three test days before each competition was allowed, everything to save money.

Although Finland has been cancelled for this year, the Hyundai Motorsport has ran some tests in Finland to get the setups right for the upcoming gravel rounds and to test the new aerodynamic. The team was the first one out on the roads after a long break. Andrea Adamo and Hyundai Motorsport brought along Thierry Neuville for the first day’s tests.

The Belgian also drove several miles before everything went bad towards the end of the test day, Neuville and his co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul crashed very hard, both managed to escape unharmed but the car became badly damaged. A broken body shell and some wheels were the result, the continued tests during rest of the week are still uncertain according to some sources on social medias.

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