Hyundai Motorsport marks one-year anniversary of first WRC title

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Hyundai Motorsport marks one-year anniversary of first WRC title




Hyundai Motorsport marks one-year anniversary of first WRC title

12.11.2020: • Hyundai Motorsport claimed its first-ever FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) producers’ title one 12 months in the past as we speak

• The achievement was the results of six seasons of continued progress and improvement for the group, having made its debut in Rallye Mon

•    Hyundai Motorsport claimed its first-ever FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) producers’ title one 12 months in the past as we speak

•    The achievement was the results of six seasons of continued progress and improvement for the group, having made its debut in Rallye Monte-Carlo 2014

•    The group began its title defence with victory within the Principality; it has since added wins in Estonia and Sardinia to guide the championship by seven factors with one spherical to go.
 
 

Hyundai Motorsport as we speak celebrates the one-year anniversary of its first producers’ title within the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), which was confirmed in Australia on this very day in 2019.
 

Twelve months later, the group finds itself able to defend its honours. With one spherical of the pandemic-affected 2020 season left to contest, Rally Monza in December, Hyundai Motorsport holds a seven-point benefit within the carefully fought title chase.
 

The group’s first title final 12 months had been constructed on the again of six seasons of continued progress and elevated competitiveness; Hyundai Motorsport had developed its complete organisation from rookie standing in 2014 into common victory contenders inside only a few years.

 
Its rising popularity in worldwide motorsport attracted a formidable calibre of expertise, in addition to loyalty. Two drivers who joined the group for its debut season, Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo, are nonetheless with the group six years later. WRC champions Sébastien Loeb and Ott Tänak additionally recognised the attributes of Hyundai Motorsport.
 

By including its title into the WRC historical past books final 12 months, Hyundai Motorsport additionally grew to become the first-ever South Korean producer to take the championship title. From its base in Alzenau, Germany, the corporate has established an equally aggressive {and professional} Buyer Racing division in addition to competing efficiently in circuit racing, flying the flag for Hyundai and its high-performance N model in a spread of worldwide motorsport.
 

In WRC, the group’s goal of defending its inaugural title began strongly. Neuville, alongside co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul, started 2020 with a memorable victory on the prestigious Rallye Monte-Carlo, whereas new recruits Tänak and co-driver Martin Järveoja scored their first podiums for the group in Rally Sweden and Rally México.
 

When the season resumed in September, the group renewed its title cost with victories for Tänak (Rally Estonia) and Sordo (Rally Italia Sardinia), and podiums for Craig Breen (Estonia), Loeb (Rally Turkey) and two extra for Neuville (Turkey/Sardinia). One 12 months on from securing its debut title, Hyundai Motorsport has fought arduous to defend its crown. No one may have written the script for the 2020 World Rally Championship, however this 12 months’s title nonetheless has one closing act to play out.
 


Workforce Principal Andrea Adamo:
“You will need to commemorate and replicate on achievements. After we had been in Australia twelve months in the past, it was a really emotional state of affairs. The bushfires had been inflicting devastation within the area, so our preliminary title celebrations had been subdued and respectful of these circumstances. We had a while to let the truth of the title sink in and we may respect what we had achieved collectively.

On the similar time, we knew we needed extra, so we set about aiming to defend our title this season. We discover ourselves – one 12 months on from taking our first title – with a small benefit within the producers’ championship however with one spherical nonetheless scheduled in Monza.

It’s testomony to the arduous work of everybody at Hyundai Motorsport that we’ve been aggressive in current occasions, however we must not ever take something with no consideration. If we wish to head into the winter with a second consecutive title, we should preserve pushing in all areas of our operation. Titles usually are not gifted; they’re earned solely with arduous work and persistence.”

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