Hyundai Motorsport Preview WRC Round 3: Rally México.
Hyundai Motorsport is gearing up for the third round of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Rally México, which will take place 12-15 March.
11 March, 2019
Hyundai Motorsport has added important points to its FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) manufacturers’ total with Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo scoring for their respective fourth and ninth place finishes in Rally México.
Sunday’s itinerary included the 21km Alfaro test, the 25.07km Mesa Cuata stage (including large sections of the El Chocolate route), as well as the rally-ending 10.72km Las Minas Power Stage.
There was little drama on the final day with all crews focused on bringing home as many points as possible after a learning weekend for the team.
Neuville used the final three stages to cement a hard-fought fourth position. The result concluded a tough event for the Belgian, which was dictated by a slow puncture on Friday morning, and an unfavourable road position throughout the event.
Neuville and Sordo both added extra points to their individual championship totals for finishing third and fourth in the Power Stage.
Crew Notes: Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (#11 Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC)
Crew Notes: Dani Sordo/Carlos del Barrio (#6 Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC)
Final Overall Classification - Rally México
|1||S. Ogier||J. Ingrassia||Citroën C3 WRC||3:37:08.0|
|2||O. Tänak||M. Järveoja||Toyota Yaris WRC||+30.2|
|3||E. Evans||S. Martin||Ford Fiesta WRC||+49.9|
|4||T. Neuville||N. Gilsoul||Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC||+1:27.0|
|5||K. Meeke||S. Marshall||Toyota Yaris WRC||+6:06.2|
|6||B. Guerra||J. Zapata||Škoda Fabia R5||+15:35.5|
|7||M. Bulacia||F. Cretu||Škoda Fabia R5||+18:51.5|
|8||J.M Latvala||M. Anttila||Toyota Yaris WRC||+18:55.9|
|9||D. Sordo||C. del Barrio||Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC||+22:44.1|
|10||R. Triviño||M. Martí||Škoda Fabia R5||+26:21.7|
2019 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers’ Standings (after round 3)
2019 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers’ Standings (after round 3)
|1||Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team||86|
|2||Citroën Total World Rally Team||78|
|3||Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team||77|
|4||M-Sport Ford World Rally Team||45|