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HYUNDAI SHELL WORLD RALLY TEAM: TAKES ON THE TARMAC AT RALLYE DE FRANCE

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Hyundai Shell World Rally Team takes on the tarmac at Rallye de France

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After a short interlude on gravel at Rally Australia, the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team makes its return to tarmac at Rallye de France this weekend
Lead driver Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 WRC #7) will be joined by Spaniard Dani Sordo in the #8 car and Frenchman Bryan Bouffier who will represent the Hyundai Motorsport N entry in the #20 car on home ground
The team tested ahead of Rallye de France in the Vosges region on roads similar to those that drivers will tackle this weekend and in a range of dry and wet conditions. Neuville also took part in the East Belgian Rally last Saturday.

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September 29, 2014 – Continuing its debut season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team will tackle the second and final all-tarmac event of the season – Rallye de France-Alsace, which takes place this coming weekend.

Shortly after travelling more than 16,000km to Rally Australia – the furthest distance to a WRC event in 2014 – the team will now cover one of the shortest distances to reach a rally – as only 250km separate Rallye de France’s base in Strasbourg from the team’s factory in Alzenau, Germany.

Three Hyundai i20 WRC cars will take part in the French event with the same driver line-up that helped the team to attain its historic 1-2 at Rallye Deutschland in August. Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul, Dani Sordo and Marc Martí, as well as Bryan Bouffier and Xavier Panseri will be behind the wheel of the #7, #8 and #20 cars respectively.

Once again based in Strasbourg, the 18 stages that make up Rallye de France will take competitors to the French regions of Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin and Vosges with narrow, twisty mountain sections alternated with rapid, winding forest and country roads which will test the drivers’ skills to the maximum.

Tyre choice will play a key role on this event with the weather being unpredictable and rain a distinct possibility. The team’s meteorological service, the weather crews located out in the surrounding area and its route note cars – who drive through the stages ahead of the competitors – will have vital importance during the rally to determine the correct tyre selection.

The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team tested ahead of Rallye de France with Neuville, Sordo and Bouffier in the Vosges region of France where the team encountered a mix of dry and wet conditions which allowed the drivers to work on a good base set-up for the event. The main target for the team this weekend remains as always to learn and acquire information in the competitive rally environment but the team also has a top-five finish in its sights, particularly given its strong line-up of tarmac-experienced drivers.

Team Principal Michel Nandan commented: “Rallye de France will be another important event for us to continue learning in our debut WRC season. We feel a bit more prepared on tarmac now, but France is another opportunity to gather valuable information for the future with our Hyundai i20 WRC car. We know it will not be easy, particularly with the unpredictable weather, so choosing the most appropriate compound of Michelin tyre will be essential. On top of that, there will be remote service on Saturday which will make things even more interesting. We welcome Dani and Bryan back to the team for France. As with Thierry, they are fast tarmac drivers and that can only help us. They know well the car and we know their feedback will be good. We still have work to catch up on our main competitors but we can wait a little bit longer for that because we are just at the start of a long-term programme.”

Neuville and Gilsoul come to Rallye France with some extra preparation as they participated in the East Belgian Rally last weekend. For the Belgian duo Rallye de France is an event which brings positive memories from their previous outings and they will be looking to put in another strong performance with the Hyundai i20 WRC.

Neuville said: “We had some good preparation for Rallye de France with the test in Vosges and taking part in the East Belgian Rally back home in Belgium last weekend. We had some rain during our test, which is obviously important if we encounter wet conditions over the weekend. In fact, I will be hoping for it because the driver can really make a difference in difficult conditions. I have good experience in the rain and have always shown a competitive level – not just in the World Championship but also in my early career in Belgium. Like all rallies, France is a sprint event and we have to drive on the limit all the time but I’m sure we’re up to the challenge!”

Runner up to Neuville at Rallye Deutschland, Sordo is looking forward to sitting once again in the Hyundai i20 WRC. Rallye de France will mark a double celebration for his compatriot co-driver Martí as he commemorates his birthday on Wednesday 1 October and his 150th WRC start in the rally.

Sordo said: “I really like Rallye de France. It is an extremely fast event and the surface changes frequently which makes it technically demanding. The weather plays an important role but I like both dry and wet weather conditions, which require drivers to be focused and have very accurate pace notes. For this reason, recce will be very important in France. I have shown some good speed here in the past and with some very good results. We tested the Hyundai i20 WRC on tarmac before the rally and I feel we’re well prepared so we will be doing all we can to score a strong result this weekend.”

French pairing Bouffier and Panseri will return for their second rally with the team after Germany behind the wheel of the Hyundai i20 WRC #20, representing the Hyundai Motorsport N team.

Bouffier commented: “Rallye Deutschland was quite difficult for us so we’re for sure hoping for a strong comeback at Rallye de France this weekend. It’s our home rally so it will be especially important to do well there as our friends and supporters will be spectating out in the stages. It’s also an event that I know and I have contested before as part of the French Rally Championship – the last time in 2010 – and from those experiences I remember the stages are really nice and I really liked them. Our target is to finish the rally unperturbed and we will do our best to help the team in the development of the Hyundai i20 WRC by providing as much feedback and information as we can.”

With an itinerary of just over 300km, Rallye de France will kick off on Thursday 2 October with a Ceremonial Start held in Strasbourg’s city centre with the real action starting the following day with seven stages run along the Bas-Rhin and the Vosges roads. The second day run in the Haut Rhin region will be the longest of the event with over 125km of competition and it will include a Remote Service in Colmar. This means the crews will only head to the main service park at the end of the day after a long day of rallying. The final day of the rally on Sunday 5 October features four stages, including the Forêt de Saverne Power Stage, where extra points are up for grabs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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 ??

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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4 de Febrero 2015

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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