WRC ITALIAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2015: HMI-HYUNDAI ITALIAN TEAM-AT THE RALLY 1000 MIGLIA DEBUT FOR THE HYUNDAI i20 WRC BY HMI
WRC ITALIAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP A FULL 2015
At the Rally 1000 Miglia debut for the Hyundai i20 WRC by HMI.
30th March 2015
In the first event, Corrado Fontana codriven by Nicola Arena finishes in fourth place. The team has been
working to adapt the car to the Italian roads.
Predosa (Alessandria-Italy), 28 Marzo 2015
The “newborn” HMI team, directed by Luca Murdolo, brought the Hyundai i20 WRC to its Italian debut in the
39. Rally 1000 Miglia, finishing in fourth place overall with the crew of Corrado Fontana – Nicola Arena.
A rally in a crescendo for the driver from Como, committed to adjust the settings of the car which arrived in
Italy a few days before the race. During the day the stage times went steadily improving, quickly settling just
outside the podium spots.
After 100 km of special stages, Corrado Fontana and the i20 WRC finish the 39. Rally 1000 Miglia in fourth
place, in a rally dominated by the three-time European Champion Luca Rossetti.
Corrado Fontana: “Today it was a race to discovery with this car, which usually races on different roads,
with other tyres and with different set-ups. We will do a day of testing to adjust it to my preferences, then we
will definitely do well. Today the level of the first drivers was certainly high, we have seen where we can
improve and we are extremely confident because the car is really very beautiful”.
Final Standings 39. Rally 1000 Miglia:
1.Rossetti-Maurigi (Ford Fiesta Wrc) in 1:02’52.6 ; 2.Chentre-Gualtieri (Ford Focus Wrc) at 19.0 ; 3.Signor-
Bernardi( Ford Focus Wrc) at 23.2 ; 4.Fontana-Arena (Hyundai i20 Wrc) at 1’31.0 ; 5.Manzini-Lucchi (Ford
Fiesta WRC) at 2’19.7
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