Hyundai Motorsport was left with honey on the lips at the Rally Monte carlo. The debut of the Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe was more than promising and from the hand of Thierry Neuville dominated the test in the French Alps. However, a mistake of the belgian when he had a comfortable lead and the difficult first stage that lived Dani Sordo, left Hyundai without being able to score the first podium with his new World Rally Car. Both drivers and a Hayden Paddon that you need to spend page after the tragic event, lived in Gap looking for the first podium for the new Hyundai in the Rally of Sweden.
The team Korean has added two podiums in the last two editions, distributed between Hayden Paddon and Thierry Neuville. Despite its origin in new zealand, Paddon moves like a fish in the water on the snow, and the ice that usually carry out this test and so it proved in 2016 to its second position. Identical as reached for her part Neuville in 2015 in one of the editions most exciting of the test. For his part, Dani Sordo finished in the sixth position in 2016, although it is one of the rallies in which it has not yet been uploaded to the podium.
Thierry Neuville explained before the start of the recognition test: “The Rally Sweden is a different event in the calendar, since that is the only one in which the cars are equipped with tires of nails throughout the rally. Is one of the fastest of the season, with average speeds in some special very high, it is difficult to see in other places in the calendar. With the snow, the tires, and high speeds, it is necessary a great experience to overcome the challenge. We are anxious to try to take advantage of our opportunities and achieve success, especially after disappointment in the final Rally Montecarlo“.