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MAIDEN STAGE WINS FOR HYUNDAI i20 WRC ON MILESTONE DAY IN RALLY DE PORTUGAL

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Maiden stage wins for Hyundai i20 WRC on milestone day in Rally de Portugal

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Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has enjoyed a positive day at Rally de Portugal with two Hyundai i20 WRC cars scoring stage wins, the first for the young team

Spaniard Dani Sordo ended the day in fifth overall, just 0.1s from the top four having impressed with two stage wins in the morning loop, including the first ever scratch for the Hyundai i20 WRC on SS2

Thierry Neuville took his first stage win for Hyundai Shell World Rally Team in SS6 and ends the day in sixth place, while Juho Hänninen ensures three Hyundai i20 WRC cars finish the first proper day of competition in Portugal.

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April 4, 2014 – The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has concluded an encouraging and positive day of action at Rally de Portugal scoring the young team’s maiden stage wins in just its fourth FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) event. The team won half of all possible stages on Friday with three top times out of six with two different Hyundai i20 WRCs and a total of three cars at the end of day one.

The Alzenau-based squad is running three entries in this rally for the first time and it has been an action-packed day for the team with Thierry Neuville (#7 Hyundai i20 WRC), Juho Hänninen (#8 Hyundai i20 WRC) and Dani Sordo (#20 Hyundai i20 WRC) all in the competition.
Sordo and his co-driver Marc Martí have set a competitive pace throughout the day by clinching two stage wins in this morning’s loop, setting the pace in SS2 (Silves 1 – 21.5km) and SS3 (Ourique 1 – 20.7km) to take the overall lead of the rally. Sordo consolidated his performances in the afternoon loop to finish on the cusp of the top four after seven stages of 16, despite having to take extra care on the final stage after losing his sump guard in SS6.

Sordo said: “It’s been a generally positive day for me and for the team. The Hyundai i20 WRC has felt good even if the conditions this morning were not too easy. The first two stages were very slippery and in all honesty I wasn’t so happy but it was good to take the stage wins, the first for the team, and to see the car in the fight. We were able to carry on setting a good pace this afternoon but we lost the sump guard on the penultimate stage so we had to take it easy in SS7. We hope to have another good day tomorrow with the focus on completing the stages without any trouble.”

Neuville and his co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul, fresh from their podium at Rally Mexico, secured their first stage win for the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team in SS6 and showed a mature approach to the opening stages of this complex rally. After a cautious start, the team made some important set-up changes over lunchtime service which helped them to find improvements in the afternoon loop and to end the day in sixth overall.

Neuville said: “It was a mixed day for us and the afternoon was definitely better than the morning loop from my point of view. I had a lot more confidence in the afternoon because we worked on the set-up of the Hyundai i20 WRC over lunchtime and we made a good tyre choice. I decided to run the car stiffer on dampers for the second loop and I could feel the improvement almost immediately. That allowed me to increase the rhythm. It was great to take a stage win in SS6 and to improve our overall position by the end of the day. I hope there is more to come tomorrow.”

Hänninen and his co-driver Tomi Tuominen had the most disrupted day of the Hyundai i20 WRC drivers, suffering a puncture in SS4 and then being held up after an accident in front of him. Tough tyre choices in the afternoon loop made it difficult but the flying Finns set solid times and ended Friday in twelfth.

Hänninen said: “It’s been an interesting day but one from which we have learned a lot. I hit a rock in the final stage of the morning which meant we had to stop and change the wheel. Then we had to stop when another competitor blocked the way. In the afternoon, the tyre choice was not so easy; I only had the hard tyres on the front for the final two stages which was not the ideal choice. I know we can be faster but it was tough to push any more with our pace notes today. We didn’t make any mistakes so we can be reasonably satisfied. We will make some set-up changes for tomorrow in order to try out a few new things.”

The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team is continuing to make a positive impression in WRC, adding more valuable experience in the seven stages so far this rally. Following the positive result in Mexico, the team has reset its objectives to bring three cars to the finish of this rally. Nonetheless, taking three stage wins today will give the team a further boost as they keep focused on the job in hand.

Team Principal Michel Nandan said: “Today has been another important milestone for our still young team as we secured three stage wins out of six. It is a further reward for the efforts of the entire team and it’s a pleasure to see the Hyundai i20 WRC fighting for stage wins so early in our debut season. We are running three cars here in Portugal which means a lot more work, a lot more effort and a lot more valuable experience. In the morning stages, the conditions were tricky and it favoured those who went last but Dani was most confident with his pace notes on the slippery surface and he was rewarded with two scratch times. Thierry was patient in the morning and built his confidence during the day, making some key set-up changes over lunch. He adapted his settings and showed good pace this afternoon. Juho had a few issues in the morning and as the grip came back in the afternoon it was not easy to choose the right tyre compounds, but he still set some solid times. We have three Hyundai i20 WRCs in the race at the end of Day One and we will remain concentrated on our objectives: to finish the rally with three cars.”

Saturday will see the team contest six more stages, a repeat loop of three special stages – Santa Clara (19.09km), Santana de Serra (31.90km) and Malhão (22.15km).

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Rally de Portugal Day One
Overall Classification after Day One

1. M. Hirvonen / J. Lehtinen (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) 1:25:05.6
2. O. Tanak / R. Molder (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +3.7
3. S. Ogier / J. Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) +6.5
4. M. Østberg / J. Andersson (Citroën DS3 WRC) +25.6
5. D. Sordo / M. Martí (Hyundai i20 WRC) +25.7
6. T. Neuville / N. Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC) +42.0
7. H. Solberg / I. Minor (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +1:42.3
8. A. Mikkelsen / M. Markkula (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) +2:16.2
9. M. Prokop / J. Tománek (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +2:59.2
10. J. Ketomaa / K. Lindstrom (Ford Fiesta R5) +3:33.1
11. N. Al-Attiyah / G. Bernacchini (Ford Fiesta R5) +3:37.8
12. J. Hänninen / T. Tuominen (Hyundai i20 WRC) +4:15.6

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Rally Report Magazine Argentina 14 años

AL-ATTIYAH 🇶🇦 SEALS 14TH QATAR 🇶🇦 RALLY WIN AND FIRST REGIONAL SUCCESS FOR VOLKSWAGEN’S POLO GTI R5 🇩🇪

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AL-ATTIYAH 🇶🇦 SEALS 14TH QATAR 🇶🇦 RALLY WIN AND FIRST REGIONAL SUCCESS FOR VOLKSWAGEN’S POLO GTI R5 🇩🇪 

 

 

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LUSAIL (Qatar): Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah cruised through the final six gravel special stages of the Manateq Qatar International Rally to seal a convincing victory on Saturday.

A record-breaking 14th victory in his home event also marked a remarkable 70th MERC victory in the 211-event history of the FIA Middle East Rally Championships since 1984. His French co-driver Matthieu Baumel duly claimed his third win in Qatar and a career 18th in the MERC.

The success also marked the first outright FIA championship rally win for Volkswagen’s Polo GTI R5 that made its debut at the WRC in Spain last October and claimed WRC 2 success in Sweden in February with Norwegian driver Ole Christian Veiby. Customer Polos have already won national events in Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Latvia this year

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RALLY MUNDIAL 2015: RALLY REPORT MAGAZINE ARGENTINA OBSERVA SU EDICIÓN 124 Y LLEGA A 11.000 MIL SEGUIDORES EN LA FANPAGE DE SU EDITOR

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Mucho trabajo, preparativos para el armado de la edición 124 de nuestra publicación RRM Argentina y además muy felices con la estupenda aceptación de miles de seguidores en nuestras fanpages en las redes sociales.  Mucho agradecimiento y confianza para seguir por más en todos los aspectos de la información en la actividad a nivel nacional e internacional.

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Hola Amigos & fans, les quiero agradecer profundamente su seguimiento diario, mediante mis informes, fotos, links de mis fanpages de trabajo, de teams, drivers, videos y todo lo relacionado con la actividad que nos apasiona, y nos une en cada jornada, el RALLY, en especial el WRC. Llegamos juntos a 11.000 friends que comparten esta pasión, y labor junto a mí.

Los quiero mucho, un fuerte abrazo y vámos por más.
Les entrego esta emocionante foto de uno de mis autos favoritos, diría de leyenda el Subaru Impreza WRC 555 que tripulaban en el Rally de Cataluña en España 2002, el vikingo noruego Petter Solberg y su navegante galés Phil Mills junto a la histórica empresa británica Prodrive, bajo el apoyo económico desde Mitaka en Tokio en Japón by STI.

A menos de 10 días del Rally blanco de Suecia, con mucha expectativa para volver a ver a los mejores exponentes del WRC en los caminos forestales nórdicos, les dejamos una foto recordatoria de la edición 1995 con el Impreza 555 de Grupo A que intervinieron en esa instancia en el equipo azul de Prodrive, el español Carlos Sainz, el recordado escocés Colin McRae y el local Mat Jonsson.

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MANRICO MARTELLA & MIQUEL LISO, SE JUNTARON EN LA PREVIA DEL RALLYRACC-CATALUNYA-COSTA DAURADA-ESPAÑA WRC 2014

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Los dos eximios fotógrafos se reunieron en Salou, para revivir su historia en el WRC, preparando todo para la cobertura de la 50 edición del Rally mixto catalán.

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22 de Octubre 2014

Dos grandes amigos y fotógrafos de la historia en el WRC, un italiano, Manrico Martella & Miquel Liso., un español que ha dado todo por el Rally en la década de los años 90. Hoy con dos trabajos diferentes, Manri con la labor a tiempo completo en el Rally Mondiale e Miquel con su talento innovador en las fotografías en la fórmula 1.
También con sus nuevos libros, que remiten la mítica leyenda de la Lancia Delta Hf Integrale & el anuario de la máxima categoría del automóvilismo internacional, la F1.
Esperando el Rally RACC Catalunya – Rally de España se encontraron en Salou para conversar de las vivencias del pasado y actuales que tienen hoy en día en el Motorsport en el plano global ambos con su esencia de buenas personas y con gran capacidad de lavoro, tomando las mejores imagénes de la actividad en el deporte del motor.
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