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.

WRC power into new hybrid era.

The new Rally1 technical regulations have been established to showcase WRC’s commitment to a sustainable future, as well as improvements to safety and equality between competitors. Hybrid technology has been introduced into WRC for the first time, necessitating a new approach to rally car development, along with 100% sustainable fuel.

2022 Season

Rally Calendar.

Crews will tackle a 12-round calendar covering the WRC’s usual mix of terrain – gravel, tarmac, snow, and ice – with returning favourites and new additions. Rally New Zealand and Rally Japan are set to make their belated debut, having been forced to relinquish their rally for the past two seasons due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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 2022 calendar.

Hyundai Motorsport driver spraying champagne in celebration of a victory.

Results & news.

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

2021 Recap

Greatest points-scoring WRC season in our history.

Following two consecutive WRC titles, the target in 2021 was to have a strong send-off with our i20 Coupe WRC in the last year of the 2017 regulations. Over twelve challenging events, our team recorded our best points-scoring season ever in the series, and claimed three victories, 17 podiums and 111 stage wins.
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 embarked on a new working relationship in 2021, as Martijn joined 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 two successful seasons since.

Hyundai Motorsport driver and co-driver Dani & Cándido

Dani Sordo & Cándido Carrera.

Sordo begins his ninth season as a Hyundai Motorsport driver in 2022 alongside Cándido Carrera.

Hyundai Motorsport driver and co-driver Oliver & Elliot.

Oliver Solberg & Elliott Edmondson.

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 N WRC Rally1.

The entire championship will be a bold step into the unknown with the introduction of WRC’s hybrid technology. The Hyundai i20 N WRC Rally1 is the product of the new regulations - combining a traditional 1.6-litre internal combustion engine with a common plug-in hybrid unit – and the breadth of experience built-up by the team over eight competitive seasons in WRC.