The Rally of Portugal was not helpful to the interests of Hyundai Motorsport. Dani Sordo saved the honour of the team with his fourth place, but in general lines it was a rally to forget with the fire of the Hyundai i20 WRC Hayden Paddon and the continuing problems of Thierry Neuville. For this reason, the Korean company wants to turn the page and facing forward to the Rally Italia-Sardinia, a rally in which Sordo and Paddon scored for the constructors’, while Neuville will race in the second team. Kevin Abring adds to the team in this test with an i20 WRC 2015.
Dani Sordo known to the podium of the Rally of Sardinia, although their two third places dating back to the distant seasons of 2006 and 2007. For this reason, the pilot spaniard will be out to try and score his first podium of the season after being the pilot more regular of the team: “This rally has a few roads that are very narrow in some places with many stones. The position on the road will be a factor very influential because the first cars will have to clean the surface. The stages will be very slippery and complicated for these cars, but that’s part of the rally”.
Hayden Paddon is also required to reset after seeing a fire caused by the turbo in his Hyundai i20 WRC had with your vehicle. With a new unit, the pilot from new zealand attempt to recover his best version in a rally in the past year flashed at the end of the second, becoming one of the men of fashion of the WRC: “Sardinia was the scene of my first rally with Hyundai Motorsport in 2014, and after, twelve months later, it was there where we got our first podium of the WRC. you Never forget your first podium, and we would love to get another one año“.
Thierry Neuville also reached the podium of the Rally of Sardinia in 2015 to finish third, being a test that historically has been given very well. The belgian also reached the podium in 2013, so that without pressure and departing from a position delayed is one of the rivals to take into account: “Sardinia is a very special place for me. It was my first rally in a car with traction to the four wheels since a few years ago and I have gotten many points there. I have finished twice on the podium, second in 2013 and third with Hyundai Motorsport in the past year”.
finally, the navy Hyundai closes Kevin Abbring after ‘live’ last month installed in Italy to conduct the test of the Hyundai i20 R5. The pilot Dutch will play their second rally in the World by 2016 with the team Korean after participating in the last Rally of Portugal, extending its dynamic team: “we Hope to be able to overcome the pace that we had in Portugal. I have already competed in Sardinia two times, but it is really hard in comparison with Portugal. We are here to build our confidence and improve our learning curve, so it is important to take each stage as it comes“.