WRC: The Ultimate Challenge.

The ultimate rallying challenge, the IFA 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 short, 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 wilds of Northern and Southern Europe to the vast plains of Australia and the Mexican desert.

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 testament to the sporting and technical challenges the WRC poses.

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).

The performance and attitude of Hyundai Motorsport in this most challenging of seasons has perfectly embodied the character of Hyundai and our N brand. You don’t win a title by luck; it is earned through tenacity, ambition, determination and sheer hard work with a human touch. Congratulations to the team for showcasing and upholding Hyundai’s principles and values in such difficult circumstances.

- Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and head of the Product Division at Hyundai Motor Group -

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

Results & News.

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Crews.

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 our drivers and co-drivers to get a little more personal and learn about their work as a team. Discover all about their hobbies and highlights on their dedicated pages.

Hyundai Motorsport driver and co-driver Thierry & Nicolas

Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul.

Thierry and Nicolas have managed to fine-tune their roles to form the perfect WRC partnership.

Hyundai Motorsport driver and co-driver Ott & Martin

Ott Tänak & Martin Järveoja.

The newest members of the Hyundai’s Motorsport Family of drivers are also WRC 2019 Champions.

Hyundai Motorsport driver and co-driver Dani & Carlos

Dani Sardo & Carlos del Barrio.

This Spanish duo has been implacable in the WRC events since forming their partnership in 2003.

Hyundai Motorsport driver and co-driver Sébastien & Daniel

Sébastien Loeb & Daniel Elena.

Over 25 years of partnership and nine WRC titles: the most successful driving partnership in WRC history.

Car.

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. You can find more information on the car our teams of star drivers are driving to success below.

Hyundai i20 and i20 N models side by side