Breen inspired the crew along with his first WRC trip of 2019 in Finland, the place he was once 6th till he ceded the spot for his teammate Thierry Neuville’s name hopes.

Mikkelsen completed fourth within the championship for the squad, in spite of lacking plenty of occasions as a part of Hyundai’s motive force rotation.

Each drivers helped the crew to its first WRC producers’ name in 2019, however the three-car crew of Ott Tanak, Thierry Neuville and a shared i20 Coupe for Sebastien Loeb and Dani Sordo leaves no room for Breen and Mikkelsen because it stands.

Hyundai was once one in every of a number of producers to have run a ‘B’ crew within the WRC up till the brand new era of Global Rally Automobiles arrived in 2017.

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Requested if retaining Breen and Mikkelsen may imply a go back of the Hyundai N squad, crew boss Andrea Adamo advised Motorsport.com: “I’m speaking about many stuff and plenty of choices.

“We’re running at the side of them, with Craig and with the Andreas. We’re running truly onerous to stay them with us.

“As we all know we can have much less Global Rally Automobiles within the WRC subsequent season and all I will be able to is invent techniques to make extra. As you have got observed this yr, I’ve already been inventing and I wish to cross on inventing.

“I do not understand how or when this may occur, however a very powerful factor is to have the theory and in case you have the theory then you’ll be able to have the objective and the objective is to take a look at to place all of this in combination.”

Breen, Mikkelsen and Dani Sordo all drove Hyundai’s i20 R5 in festival ultimately weekend’s Monza Rally Display, with an i20 Coupe WRC additionally in attendance for demonstration runs on the Italian circuit tournament.

Craig Breen, Paul Nagle, Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC

Craig Breen, Paul Nagle, Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC

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