Hyundai Motorsport conquered the tenth podium result in Turkey
- Hyundai Motorsport has increased its lead in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) manufacturers’ standings with a hard-fought podium in Rally Turkey
- Third place for Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jæger-Amland netted the Norwegians their third podium of the season and the team’s tenth in total for 2019
- Dani Sordo completed the rally in fifth with Thierry Neuville taking four consolatory Power Stage points after his roll on Saturday morning.
16 September 2019 - Hyundai Motorsport has claimed its tenth individual podium of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season with a third-place finish in Rally Turkey.
The result sees the team increase its lead in the manufacturers’ standings to 19 points with three rounds of the season remaining.
Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jæger-Amland secured the result with a competitive performance, claiming their third stage win of the weekend on the final morning. It marks the Norwegian crew’s third podium of the season in the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC following second place in Argentina and third in Sardinia.
Sunday’s itinerary covered four stages over a distance of just 38.62km: Gökçe (11.32km), Çiçekli (13.20km) and two runs through Marmaris (7.05km), the second of which acted as the rally-concluding Power Stage.
A clean final day for Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio saw the Spaniards confirm fifth place to add important points to Hyundai Motorsport’s championship total. Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul, meanwhile, completed the rally with second place in the Power Stage at the end of a disappointing weekend. The Belgian crew saw their hopes of a victory push ruined after a roll on Saturday morning lost them over four minutes of time.
Neuville holds third place in the drivers’ classification on 180 points, 30 from the lead, with Mikkelsen moving up to fourth position with 94.
Crew Notes: Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger-Amland (#89 Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC)
- Three stage wins (SS1, joint with Neuville, SS9 and SS16)
- Third podium result of 2019 and fourth in total for Hyundai Motorsport
Crew Notes: Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (#11 Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC)
- Early fight for Turkish victory ended with roll on Saturday morning
- Crew finished second in the Power Stage, having been among the front-runners all weekend
- The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) continues onto the gravel roads of Wales Rally GB in a few weeks’ time
- The 12th round of the season takes place from October 3-6.
Final Overall Classification – Rally Turkey
- 1 S. Ogier / J. Ingrassia (Citroën C3 WRC) 3:50:12.1
- 2 E. Lappi / J. Ferm (Citroën C3 WRC) +34.7
- 3 A. Mikkelsen / A. Jæger-Amland (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) +1:04.5
- 4 T. Suninen / J. Lehtinen (Ford Fiesta WRC) +1:35.1
- 5 D. Sordo / C. del Barrio (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) +2:25.9
- 6 J.M Latvala / M. Anttila (Toyota Yaris WRC) +2:59.1
- 7 K. Meeke / S. Marshall (Toyota Yaris WRC) +3:53.3
- 8 T. Neuville / N. Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) +5:34.8
- 9 P. Tidemand / O. Fløene (Ford Fiesta WRC) +7:22.9
- 10 G. Greensmith / E. Edmondson (Ford Fiesta R5) +15:18.7
2019 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers’ Standings | After round 11
- 1 Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team 314
- 2 Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team 295
- 3 Citroën Total World Rally Team 259
- 4 M-Sport Ford World Rally Team 184
2019 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers’ Standings | After round 11
- 1 O. Tanak 210
- 2 S. Ogier 193
- 3 T. Neuville 180
- 4 A. Mikkelsen 94
- 5 K. Meeke 86
- 6 J.M Latvala 84
- 7 T. Suninen 83
- 8 E. Lappi 80
- 9 E. Evans 78
- 10 D. Sordo 72
- 11 S.Loeb 39
All results remain subject to official FIA confirmation.