it Was an open secret. Hyundai Motorsport will debut the i20 R5 in the Ypres Rally, fifth test round of the European Rally (ERC). This event will take place in Belgium between the 23rd and the 25th of June and has become a real stage debut for the vehicles R5. There is more to remember that tanto the Ford Fiesta R5 and Peugeot 208 T16 R5 will be released in this scenario in previous editions. As already happened with these models, the Hyundai i20 R5 will the duties of Car 0 in the Ypres Rally.
This first public appearance of Hyundai i20 R5 will be the hand of Kevin Abbring, a pilot test of the hyundai brand, and that has been the great protagonist in the development of this vehicle. In this aspect, the unit that will be used in the Ypres Rally will not be the final model that will include validating, but yes, I will be sporting the new colours of war that were presented last week after the contest presented by the hyundai brand. In any case, we are before the last step before the start of the model ‘race-client’ that the Korean company will undertake with the i20 R5.
on The sidelines of the premiere of the Hyundai i20 R5, the Korean company has also announced the lineup of riders for the next round of the WRC, that in the face of the Rally of Sardinia has already announced the distribution of its pilots. In this way, the Rally of Poland return to the first team Thierry Neuville. The belgian will partner with the new zealander Hayden Paddon, while the third Hyundai i20 WRC with the number #20 will be for Dani Sordo. After several tests competing in the first team of the brand, on this occasion, Dull and was relegated to the second structure of Hyundai.