Hyundai Motorsport has defined that Thierry Neuville and Andreas Mikkelsen have a full program this year, , while Dani Sordo and Hayden Paddon would be held seven rallies throughout the season 2018. With thirteen events in the calendar, the brand is committed implicitly to align four cars in at least one test, and this has been confirmed with the return of the championship of the old continent. Hyundai will be involved four Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe in the Rally of Portugal, test in which will take part the four official riders of the brand in the pursuit of victory.
Although Hyundai Motorsport takes the lead in the constructors ‘ after the successes of the past Rally of Argentina, the rules and regulations of the WRC points out that only three riders can be nominated to score points for the brand, although we will only collect the results of the two most prominent drivers. In this aspect, Hyundai has confirmed that Thierry Neuville, Andreas Mikkelsen and Hayden Paddon will be in charge of score points, while Dani Sordo will compete with the fourth Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe without the pressure of having to score, so that you can give more freedom to attack during the rally.
For Hayden Paddon will be the second appointment of the season after a fifth-place finish on the snow of Rally Sweden. For his part, Dani Sordo will face his fifth rally of the year after starting your program in the Montecarlo Rally with abandonment and compete consecutively in the quotations of Mexico, Corsica and Argentina. The Spanish will arrive in a streak to Portugal after scoring a pair of podiums on gravel in the two quotations of american and finished fourth on the asphalt of Corsica, adding valuable points for the team in addition to with the good work developed by Thierry Neuville.