World Rally Championship.
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.
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.
Greatest points-scoring WRC season in our history.
Three wins, 17 podiums.
With Neuville taking two victories in Belgium and Spain, plus Tanak’s win in the Arctic Rally, Hyundai Team won three of 12 rallies. The team recorded 5 double podiums and 17 podium finishes.
Arctic Rally Finland.
Ott Tänak won his first race of the season at the Artic Rally Finland premier and shared the podium with teammate Thierry Neuville, who placed third.
Craig Breen and co-pilot Paul Nagle finish second and reach their first podium of the season, while Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe come in third.
Thierry Neuville wins his home race and shares the podium once more with Craig Breen, who comes in second.
Hyundai stands on the podium for the first time this year in Rally Finland. Ott Tänak finishes second and shares the podium with Craig Breen who comes in third.
Rally de España.
Thierry Neuville brings in the second win of the 2021 season shares the podium with Spaniard Dani Sardo who finishes third in his home race.
Hyundai Motorsport took its 17th podium of the year with third place for Dani Sordo and Cándido Carrera in Rally Monza, the finale of the 2021 WRC.
Total wins.Demonstrating the spirit of Hyundai’s high-performance N brand, the team secured three wins in total across three different crews, and a total of 11 individual podiums, including two 1-2 results.
The performance and attitude of Hyundai Motorsport in this most challenging of seasons has perfectly embodied the character of Hyundai and our N brand.
The Hyundai i20 N WRC Rally1.
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