Still we hear the echoes of the Rally of Mexico, but the manufacturers of the WRC have already put their efforts in the next calendar appointment. Almost without a break, no more land in Europe, have already begun the first tests of the specific face to the Tour de Corse, fourth round qualifying of the World championship calendar and the first race on asphalt. The twisty roads of the island of Corsica await a caravan fifa world cup which will be comprised of a total of 92 crew. In this aspect, Toyota and Hyundai have been the early risers to start with the tests to prepare for the Tour de Corse.
The first to go into action have been the guys from Toyota Gazoo Racing, every time that the team led by Tommi Mäkinen has scheduled to complete a test compound for more days than usual. The reason is that during the first days of testing has been the finn Juho Hänninen who has been at the controls of the Toyota Yaris WRC. Official pilot of the team during the 2017 and relegated to a role of a pilot tester in 2018, Hänninen has had the great opportunity to see how much it has evolved the World Rally Car of the japanese brand on the road.
While Ott Tanak has given it over to Juho Hänninen in the test Toyota, almost parallel have begun the test for Hyundai Motorsport. The formation of Korean, which like its rivals has been found wet roads in this test, he has raised a test more compact and only will drive the Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe its three official riders. In fact, the first to jump on the i20 has been Dani Sordo. The pilot spaniard, full of confidence after his podium in the Rally of Mexico, will be the third rider of the team on the island of Corsica.
In this aspect, Dani Sordo will try to be protagonist once more in your surface of choice with the objective of defending the lead in the constructors ‘ that has a Hyundai, a position that largely holds thanks to the podium harvested by the Spanish in the stretches of Guanajuato. It remains to be seen if the Tour de Corse and smiles at the computer as you did in 2017, any time Thierry Neuville got the first win for the Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe and Dani Sordo finished third, in one of the best performances of the joint team in the first half of the season.