New Hyundai i20 WRC rocket strong contender entering its third year in FIA World Rally
Building on two successful seasons in the competitive WRC environment, the formal reveal of the New Generation Hyundai i20 WRC marks the opening of an exciting new chapter in the short history of Hyundai Motorsport.
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For its first season in 2013, the Hyundai Motorsport team quickly developed a brand new WRC car from scratch, with the new 2016 model already accumulating 8,000km of testing prior to today’s launch, proving to be quicker than its predecessor, with the team’s drivers also praising improved drivability. But the proof is in the pudding. We’ll and see if Hyundai can pull another victory from their past maiden win in Germany on August 2014.
Hyundai Motorsport will field three cars in every round of the 2016 Championship, with Dani Sordo, Hayden Paddon and Thierry Neuville all confirmed for a full season of WRC.
The opening rally takes place in Monte-Carlo in Jan. 2016, where the fierce competition for the 2016 WRC season will begin in earnest.