Hyundai Motorsport announces WRC management change

Hyundai Motorsport has made a change to its senior management ahead of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)
The company has parted ways with Team Principal Michel Nandan after six years, acknowledging his important role in establishing Hyundai Motorsport GmbH
Customer Racing Manager, Andrea Adamo, becomes Team Director with immediate effect, heading up all WRC activities in addition to his Customer Racing duties.
Alzenau, Germany

January 2, 2019 鈥 Hyundai Motorsport has announced a change to its senior management for the forthcoming 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season, with Team Principal Michel Nandan departing the company after six years.

Nandan joined the newly established Hyundai Motorsport GmbH in January 2013 as the company began its involvement in the WRC. Since its competitive debut at Rallye Monte-Carlo in 2014, the team has amassed ten victories and finished as runners-up in the Manufacturers鈥 Championship on three consecutive occasions.

Hyundai Motorsport extends its sincerest thanks to Michel for his significant contribution to the team鈥檚 growth and development over the past six years, and wishes him all the best for the future.

With a proven record as Customer Racing Manager, Italian Andrea Adamo will take on the new role of Team Director, heading up Hyundai Motorsport鈥檚 WRC activities with immediate effect, in addition to his existing duties with the i20 R5 and i30 N TCR programs.

About Hyundai Motorsport GmbH
Established on 19 December 2012, Hyundai Motorsport GmbH is responsible for Hyundai鈥檚 global motorsport activities, including its FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) program. Based in Alzenau, on the outskirts of Frankfurt in Germany, the company scored victory in its debut season in 2014 with a spectacular 1-2 in Rallye Deutschland. After a year of consolidation, the team claimed two wins in the 2016 season on its way to second in the Manufacturers鈥 Championship. A brand new car, the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, was developed for 2017 based on revised technical regulations. The team registered four wins on a variety of terrains to finish as close runners-up after a strong season. Hyundai Motorsport continued its competitive form into 2018 with more victories and podiums, again finishing second in the championship.

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About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design and technical centers worldwide and in 2017 sold about 4.5 million vehicles globally. With more than 110,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product lineup with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world鈥檚 first mass-produced fuel cell electric vehicle ix35 Fuel cell and IONIQ, the world鈥檚 first model with three electrified powertrains in a single body type.

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2 January 2019

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