WRC

The Ultimate Challenge

6th Season is Underway

Running a revised crew line-up and with an extended calendar of 14 rounds in 2019, Hyundai Motorsport Team will aim to revisit the competitive form that helped them score 3 victories and 11 podium finishes last season.

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Built to OvercomeThe World’s Most Toughest Roads

All WRC cars are built upon roadcars. Only models manufactured for the general public, with over 25,000 units produced per year are eligible to compete in the WRC, Any modifications with special materials like titanium, magnesium, and ceramics are prohibited.

To Emerge Victorious in The WRC

Each participating brand digs deep into its technological base to convertroadcars into rally machines. Hyundai Motor leveraged the full extent of itstechnological knowhow to refine the i20 into an incredible high-performancerace vehicle, the i20 World Rally Car.

Hyundai i20 WRC

The i20 WRC incorporates a suspension optimized for the WRC in a new chassis withenhanced torsional rigidity. The body features newly designed aeropartsthat improve driving stability, a turbocharged 1,600cc engine with 380 horsepower,a 6-speed sequential racing transmission, and a powerful four-wheel drive system.The i20 WRC is the culmination of the latest in high-performance technology.

Type
Turbocharged Engine
Performance
380 HP
Torque
450 NM
Transmission
6 speed sequential
Drive Train
Four wheel drive
0-100km/h
4 sec
Type
Blue 1.0 T-GDI
Performance
120 HP
Torque
172 NM
Transmission
6 speed manual
Drive Train
Front wheel drive
0-100km/h
10.2 sec

tyres

  • Michelin tyres-Range Pilot Sport for tarmac, A41 for snow/ice tarmac, X-Ice North for ice/snow gravel, Latitude Cross for gravel

Tank

  • Fuel tank capacity 80 litres
  • Fuel FIA approved fuel

Cockpit

  • Seats Sabelt
  • Belts Sabelt, multiple fixing points belts with adjustable straps

Transmission

  • Type 4-wheel drive
  • Gearbox sequential gearbox, six forward gears and one reverse with paddle shift on steering
  • Differential Hydraulic in center, mechanical with ramps in front and rear
  • Clutch Cerametallic twin-disk

Engine

  • Type Hyundai Motorsport turbocharged engine with direct injection
  • Displacement 1,600cc
  • Bore / Stroke 83/73.9
  • Power (max.) 380hp at 6,500 RPM
  • Torque (max.) 450Nm at 5,500 RPM
  • Air restrictor 36mm
  • Engine Control Unit Magneti Marelli SRG unit
  • Lubrication Shell Helix Ultra

Weight

  • Weight min. 1,190kg
  • Weight max. 1,350kg with driver and co-driver

Chassis / Bodywork

  • Structure Steel bodyshell with welded multi-point roll cage
  • Bodywork Steel and composite fiber panels
  • Length / Width 4,100/1,875mm
  • Track width 1,665mm
  • Wheel base 2,570mm

Hyundai Motorsport

WRC Crews

DRIVER

Thierry Neuville

June 16, 1988 / Belgium

  • Debut : 2009, Rallye Catalunya
  • Rally wins : 9
  • Podiums : 34
  • With Hyundai : Since 2014

CO-DRIVER

Nicolas Gilsoul

February 05, 1982 / Belgium

  • Debut : 2007, Rally Monte-Carlo
  • Rally wins : 9
  • Podiums : 34
  • With Hyundai : Since 2014

DRIVER

SÉBASTIEN LOEB

February 26, 1974 / France

  • Debut : 1999, Rallye Catalunya
  • Rally wins : 79 (incl. 9 Titles)
  • Podiums : 117
  • With Hyundai : Since 2019

CO-DRIVER

DANIEL ELENA

October 26, 1972 / Monaco

  • Debut : 1999, Rallye Catalunya
  • Rally wins : 79 (incl. 9 Titles)
  • Podiums : 117
  • With Hyundai : Since 2019

DRIVER

Andreas Mikkelsen

June 22, 1989 / Norway

  • Debut : 2006, Wales Rally GB
  • Rally wins : 3
  • Podiums : 22
  • With Hyundai : Since 2017

CO-DRIVER

Anders Jæger

July 29, 1989 / Norway

  • Debut : 2014, Rally de España
  • Rally wins : 2
  • Podiums : 8
  • With Hyundai : Since 2017

DRIVER

Dani Sordo

May 02, 1983 / Spain

  • Debut : 2003, Rallye Catalunya
  • Rally wins : 1
  • Podiums : 44
  • With Hyundai : Since 2014

CO-DRIVER

Carlos del Barrio

August 15, 1968 / Spain

  • Debut : 1991, Rallye Catalunya
  • Rally wins : 1
  • Podiums : 9
  • With Hyundai : Since 2018

We're entering an exciting phase in our journey,which I think will reinforce our commitment andambition in the competitive WRC community.

Hyundai Motorsport Team Principal

World Rally Championship

Season Review

  • 3 Victories, 11 Podiums and 64 Stage Wins in 2018

    Hyundai Motorsport finished the season in second place in the WRC Manufacturers’ Championship, as in 2017. Thierry Neuville also finished second in the WRC Drivers’ Championship for the third season in a row and will hope to win his maiden WRC title in 2019. "It’s been a great season for WRC and we’ve attracted some new fans, so now we have a short break and we can look ahead to another season.” concluded Thierry.

    Retrospective from 3 victories

    • #1 Rally Sweden - 15-18 February

      Thierry Neuville won the rally by 19.8 seconds, while Andreas Mikkelsen celebrated his first podium for Hyundai Motorsport by finishing in third place. Rounding off a successful weekend, Hayden Paddon came fifth.

    • #2 Rally de Portugal - 17-20 May

      In 2018, Hyundai Motorsport triumphed at Rally de Portugal for the first time ever and secured the team’s ninth WRC win overall. Thierry Neuville delivered a masterful performance across the event’s 20 gravel stages for his second victory of the 2018 WRC.

    • #3 Rally Italia Sardegna - 7-10 June

      Belgian Thierry Neuville scored a clean sweep of stage wins and beat title rival Sébastien Ogier by 0.7 seconds at Rally Italia Sardegna, in one of the closest finishes in WRC history. The Hyundai Motorsport driver began the day with a 3.9-second deficit but won all four of Sunday’s stages.

  • The Best Season Ever

    Hyundai Motorsports Team finished the 2017 WRC Season with the best results of all time. Recording four wins in the 2017 season alone, Hyundai now holds a total of seven victories since its WRC debut.
    In 2018, Hyundai Motorsport Driving Team and the new i20WRC Racecar demonstrated a great amount of synergy with potential, raising hopes for continued performance in the upcoming season.

    Extraordinary Performance

    • A Record Breaking Year

      Hyundai finished second place in the Manufacturers Champi onship with a record breaking total of 345 points. This was the result of the Team’s excellent performance, with 4 victo ries, 8 podiums, 91 stage wins, etc.

    • Neuville The Ace

      With a total of 4 victories, Neuville is the lead driver with the highest number of wins and also holds the record for the largest number of stage wins. This shows Neuville’s ability as a talented driver and confirms the excellent performance of the i20 WRC Rally Car.

    • Andreas Mikkelsen Joins the Team

      Hyundai recruits Andreas Mikkelsen, the Norwegian rally driver from Volkswagen, the winning team in 2016. With the addition of Andreas Mikkelsen, Hyundai World Rally Team’s driver lineup has been diversified and upgraded.

  • Ranked #2 Overall in 2016

    In 2016, the Hyundai Motorsport Team finished second in the manufacturer category with 12 podium finishes, including 2 in first place. This was a huge development compared to just 1 first place finish and 4 podiums in 2015.
    The Hyundai Motorsport Team, which unveiled the i20 WRC race car based on the new i20 in 2016, will take another leap forward towards winning the competition with a new race car based on the new i20 coupe in 2017.

    A Dynamic 2016 Season

    • Hayden Paddon's first victory in the Rally Argentina

      Hayden Paddon brought the Hyundai Motorsport Team its first victory during the 2016 season. It was a meaningful race not only because it was the team's first victory of the season, but also because it was Hayden Paddon's first individual WRC win. He showed a strong performance on dirt roads and left the Rally Argentina without any regrets, leaving him only to look eagerly towards achieving even better.

    • Thierry Neuville wins Rally Italy to End the slump!

      Despite a slump in the beginning of the season, Thierry Neuville won the Rally Italy mid-season and took the podium 5 times after that. He ultimately took 2nd place overall in the individual standings.

    • Danny Sordo Reluctantly settles for 2nd place in Spain

      Responding to the overwhelming support from his home fans in Spain, Dani Sordo led the race mostly in 1st place, but after losing the lead in stage 14, he had to settle 2nd place. Nevertheless, Thierry Neuville brought the silver lining by rallying into 3rd, giving the team a double podium in this exciting race.

  • Hyundai Motorsport Steps up its Game in the Second WRC Season

    Hyundai Establishes Its Presence in the Second WRC Season
    Hyundai Motorsport established itself as a genuine contender after securing a historic 1-2 finish and two other podium finishes in its debut season. The team demonstrated further improvement over the season's 13 rallies, ending up with enough points to secure 3rd place overall ~enough points to secure 3rd place overall. With continuous development from lessons learned from driving on the harshest roads, the next generation i20 Rally Car is gearing up for the 2016 season.

    Continued Podiums in 2015

    • The First Podium of 2015, Rally Sweden Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul

      The Hyundai Motorsport team stepped onto the WRC podium for the fourth time in its short history, first time this season, as Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul stormed to second place in Rally Sweden.

    • Double Podium at Rally Italia Sardegna Hayden Paddon(2nd) and Thierry Neuville(3rd)

      An impressive double podium was rewarded for Hyundai Motorsport - second and third positions have enabled the team to close the gap to the second in the Manufacturers Championship.

    • The Spaniard Dani Sordo Leads the Way with Podium at Home

      Home hero, Dani Sordo of Hyundai Motorsports Team claimed valuable Championship points with his third-place finish In Rally de Espana.

  • HYUNDAI at WRC -

    Year one fact file for 2014

    Hyundai Motorsport's maiden season in 2014 was full of highlights, memories and firsts. With its continuously improving i20 WRC, the team boldly carried on during an extremely competitive and fierce WRC season. Hyundai achieved its first victory in Rally Germany after 9 attempts and took four podiums in three rallies overall.
    Hyundai began its debut season in January 2014 in Monte-Carlo, with the shortest preparation time for any new manufacturer ever. It was just 394 days after the formation of Hyundai Motorsport GmbH, made possible by 8,000km of i20 WRC testing over 16 sessions.

    Beginning of a New Era for Hyundai i20 WRC

    Review of Hyundai Motorsport Team’s First Season
    On August 24, 2014, four drivers from the Hyundai Motorsport Team stood on the podium in Trier, Germany. The team scored a historic maiden victory in the FIA World Rally Championship, with Thierry Neuville leading teammate Dani Sordo home to a 1-2 finish in the team's ninth WRC event. Considering that the team had only been in existence for 18 months, the result is even more impressive.
    This rally in Germany was straight out of a fairy tale: things looked hopeless after a major crash right before the rally, but the mechanics worked a remarkable 18-hour shift to fix the car just in time for the first day, after which the team miraculously went on to win their debut WRC event that very Sunday afternoon. The four days in Trier showed just how much the team had improved, leaving the world in anticipation of their journey onward.

    Stepping Up to the Podium

    • Hyundai won its maiden victory at Rally Deutschland in August 2014 and became one of just two manufacturers to win a WRC event in 2014, along side Volkswagen.
    • In its debut season, Hyundai took the podium in three rallies (Mexico, Poland and Germany) with four podium finishes.

    We could never have imagine coming here, in just our ninth WRC rally, that we would be celebrating a 1-2 result.We wanted to use this year as a learning year and we won't let this result carry us away.Our Hyundai i20 WRC is improving all the time.

    Team Principal Michele Nandan

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