The Hyundai i20 R5 already rolling on asphalt


The Hyundai i20 R5 continues to accumulate miles at a remarkable rate. The vehicle of the category RC2, prepared by the Korean company and that it intends to approve in the summer has made its first test on asphalt, after watching the first two tests on gravel were carried out with success. As then, Kevin Abbring has been put at the wheel of the i20 R5 to evaluate its behavior on this element and verify that the changes made in the car to adopt the configuration for this surface were adequate. The firm expects to be able to take a step forward with the collected data.

it is recalled that the goal of Hyundai and Motorsport Division of Customers is to be able to to approve the i20 R5 around June, so that it is available for private teams wishing to do so for the second half of the season. Despite this, it is logical to think that the higher volume of sales of the i20 R5 will be with the sunset view at the start of 2017. Of time, the computer HMI has announced that it will acquire two units of the i20 R5 when it is approved. The Italian team already purchased in 2015, two units of the i20 WRC specification old.

Although the i20 R5 must be one of the economic foundations of Hyundai Motorsport in the World Rally, it is evident that the model is late in comparison to its rivals, that already dominate the category WRC2 category, but also the European Rallies (ERC) or the various national championships. Skoda Fabia R5 seems to be the reference category with the permission of a Ford Fiesta R5 Evo that seems to be nearly at their height. In addition, the PSA Group has already announced the approval of a kit of upgrades for his two creatures, the Peugeot 208 T16 R5 and Citro├źn DS3 R5.