Mikkelsen signs for Hyundai

Andreas Mikkelsen joins Hyundai to drive I20 WRC car for final three rounds of 2017. He will partner Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo at next month’s RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España (5 – 8 October), with Hayden Paddon dropped for the mixed surface encounter. Hyundai said its line-up for Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (26…

Neuville Has Not Given Up Titles Hopes

Thierry Neuville has not given up on his dream of securing this year’s WRC drivers’ title, despite the crushing set-back of a no-score at ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Neuville began last week’s rally leading the championship, but left it trailing four time champ Sébastien Ogier by 17 points after he lost a wheel and retired on…

Hyundai Refocus WRC Campaign

Hyundai Motorsport heads into the six-week break with clear intentions to refocus on its championship campaign after a tough weekend in Rallye Deutschland, the tenth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Despite being a home rally for the Alzenau-based squad, and a happy hunting ground for results in the past three seasons,…

Tanak Wins – Ogier Rebuilds Championship Lead

Ott Tanak clinched victory in Germany as his M-Sport Ford team-mate Sebastien Ogier rebuilt a 17-point World Rally Championship lead over Thierry Neuville. In the lead fight from the outset, Tanak hit the front for good amid Friday afternoon’s torrential rain – when he was one of a handful of drivers to give the WRC’s…

Neuville Heads WRC Championship

Hyundai Motorsport has completed Rally Finland, the ninth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) which was concluded on Sunday in Jyväskylä, with Thierry Neuville finishing highest of the team’s three crews in sixth position in his Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC. Taking eight points for his overall sixth place, Neuville added three more…

Hyundai Lands a WRC 1-2

Hyundai Motorsport has registered its third victory of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in Mikolajki, Poland, with Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon securing the team’s first 1-2 result in WRC since the 2014 Rallye Deutschland. Dani Sordo completed Rally Poland in fourth place overall, making it the most successful combined result for Hyundai…

No Promises From Andreas Mikkelsen

The Norwegian remains low-key ahead of WRC return at Rally Italia Sardegna. WRC returnee Andreas Mikkelsen has imposed no targets on himself for his championship comeback in Italy this weekend. He returns to frontline action at Rally Italia Sardegna (8 – 11 June) in a Citroën C3. It is his first competitive outing in a…

Hyundai After WRC Portugal Podium

Hyundai Motorsport aims to score its first ever Rally de Portugal podium at this weekend’s sixth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Having claimed back-to-back rally wins for the first time in its history in Corsica and Argentina, the team is confident that it can challenge at the front again as the…

Mikkelsen In Surprise WRC Move

Andreas Mikkelsen will test a Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC in Portugal tomorrow with a view to joining the team from Rally Portugal onwards. Mikkelsen’s management team has been in negotiations with Toyota, Hyundai and Citroen, with a deal expected to be agreed within the next week. Late last week, Motorsport.com sources indicated that Toyota was…

Neuville Breaks Victory Jinx In Corsica

Thierry Neuville claimed his maiden win of the FIA World Rally Championship season in Corsica on Sunday afternoon to end his victory curse. He won the four-day Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse by 54.7sec in a Hyundai i20, having crashed out of the lead in both Monte-Carlo and Sweden earlier in the year….