Change stickers for a final goal. Hyundai wants the runner-up position and in the Rally of Wales will try to asaltarlo with a pair of drivers formed by Paddon and Sordo. The new zealander and the Spanish will be men who add points to the training in Korean, while Thierry Neuville is relegated to the ‘B’team with Kevin Abbring. In the mud, and with a four-point disadvantage on Citroën, the work of Paddon and Sordo turns into a great bar. For his part, Thierry Neuville must be claimed if you want a winter break for some peace and quiet.
Hayden Paddon is under the spotlight. The new zealander has the opportunity to close out their successful season with his first podium – handing the runner-up position to Hyundai. The training led by Nichel Nandan has put all his trust in his young ward. Therefore, Paddon is very motivated: “The Rally of Wales is a test a little home for me. It is an English-speaking country in which I have a lot of experience. It was my first test in the WRC far away from New Zealand. The objective is to score points for the team and do a good race. I look forward to the rain and the mud. we’ll force the gear all the time“.
Dani Sordo is the other part of the equation. The Spanish rider has a great experience in Wales, has added another two podiums in this test, and as a counterpoint, has not taken part in the rally in the last three editions. In any case, it comes with the lesson well learned: “I Hope to improve the result achieved in Spain in Wales. This rally has some very difficult conditions with surfaces very slippery. It is a special test, the last of the season. The important thing is to do well in our battle for the second position of the Constructors Championship”.
The great victim of the bet Hyundai is Thierry Neuville. The
the belgian will be with the third Hyunda i20 WRC: “Wales will be for us a
way to meet again with the good feelings. The stages are
slippery and heavy, especially in the second past. The team
is immersed in a fight for second place in Builders and I hope
succeed”. With the intention of repeating the podium harvested in
Wales in 2013, Neuville says: “it Would be nice to re-discover the
pleasure that we have usually to take part in a rally. I Hope that
can improve last year’s result, when we were very close
of the podium”.
Kevin Abbring again as the fourth pilot of the team
for the first time from Corsica. Then it came to occupy the second
position of the rally. With the program with the i20 R5 to the back of the
corner, the Dutch expected to set a good role: “The conditions
they are probably the most challenging of any test of the WRC. Is
the perfect way to end the season and my program of four
rallies with Hyundai. Each rally has allowed me to grow as a
pilot and I hope to put into practice everything learned. I Won the class
S2000 here in 2011, so I’ll do what I can to end up with a good