World Rally Championship.
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.
We have secured our maiden title in the FIA WRC, finishing the 2019 season with a margin of 18 points over our closest rivals in the manufacturers’ standings.
Rally Australia cancelled.
The title battle was concluded in a subdued manner after the cancellation of Rally Australia due to the devastating bushfires in New South Wales.
In total, our team has amassed four victories in 2019 en route to the manufacturers’ title – Tour de Corse, Rally Argentina, Rally Italia Sardegna and Rally de España – as well as 13 individual podium results.
It was one of our most versatile performance. Our Belgian crew, Thierry/Nicolas, scored three of our four wins with Neuville finishing the season in second in the drivers’ classification.
The journey to success.
The manufacturers’ title has been the result of an intense and determined team effort since our establishment at the end of 2012.
2020 FIA WRC.
Our team will now use the off-season to prepare for the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship with a revised crew line-up but even more heightened ambitions for success.
* 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
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.