WRC A FULL 2016 / 2017




19 oct 2016

Hyundai Motorsport set to launch 2017 challenger at Monza Rally Show.

Hyundai Motorsport will reveal its latest WRC car at the Monster Energy Monza Rally Show in a special event for the media in Monza on Thursday 1 December
The car, with which the team will compete in the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), will be on display at Monza Rally Show after its static unveil to the media
The team will also compete in Monza Rally Show with a New Generation i20 WRC and one of its WRC crews.

Alzenau, Germany
October 19, 2016 – Hyundai Motorsport will use the occasion of the Monster Energy Monza Rally Show to reveal its brand new 2017 WRC challenger in a static media event on Thursday 1 December.
Monza, the Temple of Speed, is the perfect place for the launch of the latest Hyundai WRC car, with which the team will contest the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship.

The reveal of the hotly anticipated car, which has been designed to meet WRC’s new regulations, will act as a prelude to the main public event. The car will remain on display during the internationally renowned rally show, which takes place 2-4 December, for attending spectators to see its striking look up-close.
The team will also enter one of its New Generation i20 WRC cars into the event with one of its crews.
Team Principal Michel Nandan commented: “We are thrilled to announce that our brand new 2017 challenger will be officially revealed ahead of Monza Rally Show on 1 December. It is a fantastic event and Monza is the ideal location to launch our latest WRC car. New regulations for 2017 mean wider, more powerful cars, and we’re sure next season will be an entertaining one. Although the main launch will be a static media event, we also want to give the passionate fans who attend the show something to cheer. Not only will our 2017 car remain on display throughout the event for fans to see, but we’ll also be participating in the show with one of our New Generation i20 WRC cars. All in all, it’s going to be a weekend to remember – and another important chapter for our maturing team.”


About Hyundai Motorsport GmbH

Established on 19 December 2012, Hyundai Motorsport GmbH is responsible for Hyundai’s global motorsport activities and primarily for its World Rally Championship programme. Based in Alzenau on the outskirts of Frankfurt in Germany, the company embarked on its debut season in the FIA World Rally Championship in 2014 with a bespoke team of skilled staff and a brand new car, the Hyundai i20 WRC. The team made a strong impression in its first year claiming podium results in Mexico and Poland, as well as a memorable 1-2 in Germany. In its second season, the team was involved in a closely fought battle for second place in the Manufacturers’ Championship, adding more podiums and stage wins to its tally. For its third season in WRC, Hyundai Motorsport has developed a brand new car, the New Generation i20 WRC, which made its rally debut with a podium finish in Rallye Monte-Carlo in January 2016. The team registered its first win with the new car in Rally Argentina, the fourth round of the season.

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