Volkswagen Motorsport has announced his departure from the World Rally to the end of this season, which has led to a revolution in the WRC. The margin of the implications of this sudden movement of the VAG Group in the championship and in the transfer market, what is certain is that the opponents have not been slow to show their affection to the project that has dominated with an iron hand the contest over the past four years, with a background of twelve titles. The loss of Volkswagen is a setback for the World in many terms, but also for other manufacturers.
Hyundai Motorsport suffers a loss more than remarkable. Well it is true that the championship is in good health and in 2017 will bring together the World Rally Cars of the new generation of M-Sport, Citroën, Toyota, and Hyundai, but the Korean manufacturer is left without the great rival to beat, as recognized Michel Nandan through the social networks of the team that goes: “All of us at Hyundai Motorsport we are very sad to hear the news the output of Volkswagen Motorsport in the WRC at the end of this season”.
Thanks for everything @VolkswagenRally you would fire less pic.twitter.com/Mb5afUf6zX
— Dani Sordo (@DaniSordo) November 2, 2016
In this line, Michel Nandan expressed by giving voice to the general feeling of
all training Korean: “Have been fierce competitors and for a
new equipment that is coming to this sport as our own,
Volkswagen has been a source of inspiration. We’ve thrived in
our level to be able to hunt them down in the last three seasons and what
it is true that we expected to compete with them in 2017 with new cars
for all of us. Their achievements in recent years are impressive and
for this reason, we will continue motivating“.
all in all, Hyundai Motorsport
it is a big opportunity to become the rival to beat, the whole time
it is not yet clear the way that will be Sébastien Ogier,
Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen. By the
time, Hyundai Motorsport seems to have closed your bet face to
2017 with the new Hyundai i20 WRC 2017 based on the version of three
doors in the production model, and with a lineup of riders formed
by Thierry Neuville, Dani Sordo and Hayden Paddon. A few ingredients with
those who have to face to Citroën Racing,
Toyota and M-Sport.