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SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Yonhap) — Hyundai Motor Co. stated Wednesday its rally workforce has taken the FIA International Rally Championship’s producers’ name after the season-ending Australia rally used to be canceled because of the specter of bushfires.
The cancellation of the Aussie spherical, scheduled for Nov. 14-17 (native time), made Hyundai Motorsport the winner of the WRC producers’ name, beating protecting champion Toyota Motor Corp.’s rally workforce, Toyota Gazoo Racing, Hyundai stated in a commentary.
It’s the first time Hyundai Motorsport has claimed the WRC producers’ name, it stated.
In overall, Hyundai Motorsport accumulated 4 victories all the way through 2019 en path to the name — Excursion de Corse, Rally Argentina, Rally Italia Sardegna and Rally de España — and 13 particular person podiums effects. It used to be one of the most workforce’s maximum flexible performances because the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC carried out competitively on all terrains, the corporate stated.
“Motorsport and prime efficiency pass hand in hand; we can now center of attention on shifting that profitable feeling onto shoppers around the globe and to give a boost to their delight in riding Hyundai automobiles,” Hyundai Motor Staff Govt Vice President Thomas Schemera accountable for the product department stated within the commentary.