Slap on the wrist of Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville after Mexico


Hyundai Motorsport had a Rally of Mexico very complicated. With a promising pace of the Hyundai i20 WRC, few could expect that by the end of the rally its three pilots to have bad news. Dani Sordo missed the podium due to a direct fault of the team when selecting the tires before the Power Stage, dropping to the fourth position. For his part, Hayden Paddon finished fifth, a result misleading since you had problems after hitting with the rear suspension right after a riding error. In spite of this, the big loser of the Rally Mexico was Thierry Neuville.

With a promising start, Thierry Neuville scored the scratch in the first Super Special of the test and ended up glued to Ogier after the first three sections of the test. A performance that became a mirage as during the day of Friday, Neuville had to leave after breaking the suspension of the left front wheel in the stretch of The ‘Cholocate’, same as you claimed your aspirations in 2015. During the day of Saturday, and after re-enlist with the regulations Rally2, Neuville suffered a spectacular accident which ended with the Hyundai i20 WRC for the belgian as you can see in the photo.


After the test, Hyundai Motorsport hit a good slap on the wrist to
Thierry Neuville
in the form of statements of Alain Penasse: “The
accident the first day it can happen when you are fighting for
victoria. He made a mistake, that much is clear. However, the second
accident it was not necessary
. We have made it clear in the morning that I had
to bring the car to target to get a couple of points
builders, so that we do not understand why I was driving so fast. Should
restart in Argentina
since they will have the same starting position that
Meeke last year”.

it should Be recalled that the relationship between
Hyundai Motorsport and Thierry Neuville has been strained
, on everything
throughout the season 2015, when the belgian racked up a number of errors and
evidence that he was not fighting for the positions on the podium. Of
indeed, for several beats of the season came to speculate with
the departure of Thierry Neuville in the face of this season, though
finally, the belgian remains in the bosom of Hyundai. In spite of this, these
strips and aflojas have led to Thierry Neuville lost the role of
team leader
after losing the confidence of the team.