WRC: The Ultimate Challenge.

The ultimate rallying challenge, the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) is a test on highly-experienced teams of drivers and co-drivers, presenting an unmissable spectacle for rally enthusiasts. Men and machine compete on all sorts of terrains to secure titles across the globe.

Unlike circuit-based racing, rally drivers compete with a co-driver in real-road-based, timed stages, aiming to record the fastest time. The ever-changing landscape contributes to the rally’s reputation as one of the most exciting forms of motorsport in the world, highlighting the sheer exhilaration of WRC.

First organised in 1973, the competition continues to attract world-leading automotive manufacturers – like Hyundai – to this day. Held from January to November, the WRC takes teams, drivers, and fans on an intercontinental tour of the world, from the northern wilds to the vast desert plains.

Fans gather at the 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 a testament to the sporting and technical challenges the WRC poses.

2021 Season

Rally Calendar.

With the opening event of the season in Monte-Carlo on 21 January, drivers face a multitude of mixed conditions. From the frozen forests in Finland to difficult safari tracks in Kenya, these events attract crowds of up to a million viewers excited to see drivers and machine take on circuits and conditions shaped by nature.

Click on the events for more details on motorsport.hyundai.com but please note that full itineraries and rally information are not yet available for all WRC rounds on the 2021 calendar.

Hyundai Motorsport driver Nicolas Gilsoul spraying champagne in celebration of a victory

Results & news.

Visit the Hyundai Motorsport website for WRC news, results, and standings.

Recap 2020

2020 FIA World Rally Championship winner.

Hyundai Motorsport has claimed its second consecutive FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) manufacturers’ title after a double podium at the season finale, Rally Monza. The team won three events on the shortened seven-rally 2020 calendar: Rallye Monte-Carlo (Thierry Neuville), Rally Estonia (Ott Tänak) and Rally Italia Sardegna (Dani Sordo).

Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President Hyundai Motor Group
The performance and attitude of Hyundai Motorsport in this most challenging of seasons has perfectly embodied the character of Hyundai and our N brand.

- Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President Hyundai Motor Group -

Crews

Our drivers.

Our crews are the force behind the success of the cars our expert engineers assemble to take part in the WRC. We caught up with each one of them to get a little more personal and learn about their work as a team.

Hyundai Motorsport driver and co-driver Thierry & Martijn

Thierry Neuville & Martijn Wydaeghe.

Belgian Thierry embarks on a new working relationship in 2021, as Martijn joins him in the car.

Hyundai Motorsport driver and co-driver Ott & Martin

Ott Tänak & Martin Järveoja.

Ott and Martin joined the Hyundai Motorsport family in 2020 and enjoyed a successful first season.

Hyundai Motorsport driver and co-driver Dani & Carlos

Dani Sardo & Borja Rozada.

Dani teaming up with his new co-driver Borja in the 2021 season for the first time.

Hyundai Motorsport driver and co-driver Craig & Paul

Craig Breen & Paul Nagle.

Their shared attitude: We are serious when it comes to our job, but we know how to enjoy it along the way.

Car

The Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC.

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. Learn more about the car our teams are driving to success.