WRC: The Ultimate Challenge.

Rallying is the purest test of man and machine, in which drivers and their co-drivers fight for victory on all kinds of terrain. The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) is the sport's undisputed pinnacle; and it's where the world’s best drivers and their co-drivers vie for glory.

Unlike circuit-based racing, rally drivers compete individually in short, timed stages with the aim of recording the fastest time. The ever-changing landscape helps contribute to rally’s reputation as one of the most exciting forms of motorsport in the world. This is underscored by the sheer exhilaration of WRC.

First run in 1973, the competition continues to attract the world’s leading automotive manufacturers – like Hyundai – to this day. Held from January to November, the WRC takes teams, drivers and fans on a whistle-stop tour of the world, from the wilds of Northern and Southern Europe to the vast plains of Australia and the Mexican desert.

Fans flock to these WRC events to get up close and personal with the cars and drivers, while many more millions follow rallies on TV, radio and online. Its continued popularity is testament to the sporting and technical challenges the WRC poses.

2019 FIA World Rally Championship.

Hyundai Motorsport has claimed its first-ever title in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), winning the 2019 manufacturers honours.

* subject to the official publication of the results by the FIA


Ever wondered what makes a WRC crew such a potent partnership? We caught up with each of our driving duos to find out more about them as individuals and what makes them work so well as a team. Discover all about their careers so far, as well as their hobbies and highlights on the Hyundai Motorsport page.

Sébastien & Daniel

Thierry & Nicolas

Andreas & Anders

Andreas Mikkelsen

Andreas Mikkelsen

The youngest driver to score in a championship.

Anders Jæger

Anders Jæger

An auspicious starter.

Dani & Carlos


The Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC is based on the popular i20 Coupe model and comes with a turbocharged engine with direct injection, 380 HP, and four-wheel drive.

The Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, seen from the side.
The Hyundai i20 Coupe, seen from the side.

Hyundai's WRC rally car is based on the popular i20 Coupe model.

The Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC driving across a wet road.

WRC Calendar 2019.

Want to find more about the dates of the Hyundai team's races? Find them here.