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Hyundai Shell World Rally Team

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2000 (18 years old)

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Michel Nandan

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smudgie: 16/Dec/18
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Upcoming Events
Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo (27 Jan 2019)
Rally Sweden (17 Feb 2019)
Rally Guanajuato México (10 Mar 2019)
Tour de Corse (31 Mar 2019)
Rally Argentina (28 Apr 2019)

Latest Results
Rally Australia
RACC Rally Catalunya de Espana
Wales Rally GB
Marmaris Rally of Turkey
ADAC Rallye Deutschland

Description

Hyundai made its return to WRC competition in 2014 with an all-new team and ambitious long-term plans for success in rallying’s top class.

The Korean firm wasn’t new to the WRC. It competed in the F2 category between 1998 and 2000, before switching to a World Rally Car version of its Accent saloon until 2003.

Hyundai’s return was heralded by the unveiling of a prototype i20 World Rally Car at the Paris Motor Show in September 2012. Things moved quickly, with the establishment three months later of a new motorsport base in Germany.

Former Peugeot WRC technical head Michel Nandan was brought in to oversee the task of creating a fully operational team, a rally-specification i20 and developing a brand new motorsport facility - all from scratch and in 12 months.

At the wheel throughout 2014 was 2013 title runner-up, Thierry Neuville, with a second car shared by Dani Sordo, Bryan Bouffier, Juho Hanninen and Chris Atkinson. Hyundai was clear from the off that 2014 would be a development year, but it showed plenty of promise, including a surprise 1-2 result in Germany.

Team-leader Neuville will be joined by Sordo on all rallies in 2015 as the squad switches to a consistent driver line-up.

Team Members

Carlos Del Barrio

Nicolas Gilsoul

Anders Jæger

Sébastien Loeb

Andreas Mikkelsen

Thierry Neuville

Dani Sordo

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