The relationship Hyundai – Neuville is strained even more

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Hyundai Motorsport has one goal, the runners-up of brands. In a decision surprising, Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo scored for such purpose in the Rally of Wales, while Thierry Neuville is relegated to the second team of the hyundai brand. Only the sections welsh will determine whether this decision is correct or not, but what is clear is that it is a point in the strained relationship between Hyundai and Thierry Neuville. However, it may be a mere anecdote if it is to meet the information that has emerged these days in various media in belgium.

Hyundai has taken another touch of attention to Neuville with some statements made by Alain Penasse. Training Korean is not satisfied with the performance of the pilot belgian and certain statements made to the press, which have been understood as outputs of tone. For this reason, Hyundai will earn the role of number 1 at the start of 2016. His performance in the first two appointments in the calendar, Monte carlo and Sweden, will determine if during the rest of the season deserves the Hyundai i20 WRC #7, that corresponds to the pilot tip of the spear of the project. Not to be so, there will be no problem in degradarle to team B.

The plan of Hyundai is to recover the best version of the belgian, but what is certain is that it can become another point of tension in the relationship between team and driver, especially if the new Hyundai i20 WRC does not finish responding in terms of performance, as has happened with the version 2015. Meanwhile, Citro├źn is still tempting to Neuville of face-to-2017, since it seems that the continuity of the French brand in the WRC it is a fact, as nearly dropped Yves Matton during the hours before the Rallye du Condroz.