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Hyundai WRC

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The world rally championship

The World Rally Championship

  • i20 WRC is driving on the gravel road

    Why rallying?

    Closer to fans than any other top level motorsport, rallying sees cars based on production models competing on roads of gravel, tarmac, snow and ice. With 14 events around the world visiting the mountains around Monte-Carlo, the plains of Argentina, the vineyards of Germany and the forests of Wales and Finland, the WRC delivers equal measures of excitement, challenge, passion and performance.
  • Hyundai Motor Sports team yells out a cheer

    The Hyundai Motorsports Team

    The team with its base in Alzenau near Frankfurt, Germanyfirst kicked off in 2013 with 116 staff members on the team. At the beginning of 2017, we have over 200 members from more than 30 different countries all over Latin America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Russia and Korea. Hyundai Motorsports is one of the most truly international team in WRC.

Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team
Rallye de France day 3

Hyundai Motorsport Team’s 4th Season is on the Run!

i20 WRC is driving on the dirt road

“We’re entering an exciting phase in our journey, which I think will reinforce our commitment and ambition in the competitive WRC community.”
– Michele Nandan, Team Principal

Hyundai Motorsport Team’s fourth WRC season, 2017 is now on the run. The participants at 2017 WRC season will be competing 13 rounds in 4 different continents, from January to November. Each country has its unique features, making every rally more special and exciting.
Hyundai Motorsport will enter three cars into every 2017 WRC round, with Dani Sordo, Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon. Having placed 2nd place of all teams last year, the team is running to be the final winner this year.
i20 WRC is driving on the snowy road

The i20 Coupe WRC running the roads of 2017 WRC

The new technical regulations for 2017 include a boost in overall power from some 315 horsepower to around 380, giving the cars a much more aggressive sound on the road. While the minimum weight of the cars is reduced by 10kg, the minimum width increased by 55mm, making the rally all the more exciting. The i20 Coupe WRC, the result of Hyundai Motorsport’s evolution since 2013, features optimized weight distribution, greater powertrain efficiency and enhanced aerodynamics.
New generations of rally cars will continue to demonstrate Hyundai Motor’s ability to enhance its high-performance DNA, and will continue to compete in motorsports as Hyundai N builds towards producing a full road-going line-up of cars.
Hyundai Motorsport team members on the podium

Hyundai Motorsport Team scores victory and double podium in Tour de Corse with i20 Coupe WRC

Hyundai Motorsport has claimed its first victory of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in impressive style with a 1-3 result at Tour de Corse. Thierry Neuville picked up his third career victory for Hyundai Motorsport with a faultless performance, winning the rally with a 55-second margin over Sebastien Ogier. And Dani Sordo narrowly missed out on second place by just 1.3s but claimed his first podium of the season. Hayden Paddon took sixth as all three Hyundai i20 Coupe WRCs finished.
Round, Rally Title, Date, Ranking(Manufaturers’ Standing), Attach
Round Rally Title Date Ranking
(Manufaturers’ Standing)
01 2017 Rallye Monte-Carlo2017 Rallye Monte-Carlo 19~22 January 3rd (20pt) Tarmac
02 2017 Rally Sweden2017 Rally Sweden 10~12 February 3rd (20pt) Snow
03 2017 Rally Mexico2017 Rally Mexico 9~12 March 3rd (25pt) Gravel
04 2017 Rallye de France2017 Rallye de France 6~9 April 1st (40pt) Tarmac
05 2017 Rally Argentina2017 Rally Argentina 27~30 April - Gravel
06 2017 Rally de Portugal2017 Rally de Portugal 18~21 May - Gravel
07 2017 Rally Italia Sardegna2017 Rally Italia Sardegna 8~11 June - Gravel
08 2017 Rally Poland2017 Rally Poland 29 June ~2 July - Gravel
09 2017 Rally Finland2017 Rally Finland 27~30 July - Gravel
10 2017 Rallye Deutschland2017 Rallye Deutschland 17~20 August - Tarmac
11 2017 Rally de Espana2017 Rally de Espana 5~8 October - Tarmac/Gravel
12 2017 Wales Rally GB2017 Wales Rally GB 26 ~ 29 October - Gravel
13 2017 Rally Australia2017 Rally Australia 16~19 November - Gravel
Manufacturer's Standings (as of 12 April 2017) 2nd (105pt)
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