One of the great unknowns of the ‘silly season’ WRC
in the last few weeks has been the destination computer of Thierry Neuville. To
half way between a Citroën and Hyundai, finally the belgian opted for
renew its contract and Neuville will compete with Hyundai Motorsport until at least 2018. Formalized the extension of the contract, Thierry Neuville has been able to
debut at the wheel of the Hyundai i20 WRC 2017, a model that will use the brand
Korean from the beginning of next season and in the last few weeks have
able to test the rest of the pilots holders of the equipment in a different test.
The first few miles of Neuville on the i20 WRC 2017 have
taken place during a test five days that you have completed Hyundai
Motorsport and which has been divided into two phases, day after day. In this way,
while one of the pilots of the team was preparing for the Rally of Wales GB
the Hyundai i20 WRC in 2016 on a stretch more twisty, the other pilot of the
training is up to the model of 2017, to continue their development in the gravel.
In the case of Thierry Neuville, the belgian has had two sessions on the World
Rally Car of new generation to be the pilot with less miles on the
Almost in parallel, Citroën Racing has completed its
eighth test with the Citroën C3 WRC 2017. The French team has opted for
move to our country to perform this #TEST8, back on earth.
Although to the naked eye can’t see great developments in the World Rally
Car French in relation to last tests, what is certain is that the computer test
the brand of the PSA Group has been very active in a test which
have taken place in the south of Spain, with the province of Seville as a witness of
Volkswagen Motorsport has also lost the time after getting
in the past Rally RACC Catalunya the championship of pilots and co-pilots. The
German brand has also been addressed during this week a test to prepare for the
Rally of Wales, although with the title trademark as the single objective of the brand has
focused all their efforts in 2017 and continue the tests with the Volkswagen Polo
R WRC 2017. With their fourth crown under the arm, Sebastien Ogier has been the
first ride in the Polo R WRC 2017, while Jari-Matti Latvala and
Andreas Mikkelsen will relay below.