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HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT SECURES BEST EVER PORTUGAL RESULT AFTER DEMANDING WEEKEND

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Hyundai Motorsport secures best ever Portugal result after demanding weekend.

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Dani Sordo has secured his third successive fourth place finish after a trouble-free final day at Rally de Portugal

For Hyundai Motorsport, fourth place is the team’s best finish to date in the Portuguese event, having finished in sixth place with Sordo last year

Thierry Neuville re-joined under Rally 2 on Sunday morning and brought his New Generation i20 WRC to the end of the rally, with some spectacular jumps on the classic Fafe stage.

Matosinhos, Portugal

Rally de Portugal Day Three

22 May, 2016

May 22, 2016 – Hyundai Motorsport has concluded Rally de Portugal, the fifth round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a fourth place finish, the team’s best to date at the event.

Following a weekend of highs and lows for the team, it was a trouble-free Sunday with both Dani Sordo and Thierry Neuville completing the final four stages comfortably.

Rally de Portugal has been an important learning experience for the team, following its most competitive start to a WRC season. Retirements for Kevin Abbring and Rally Argentina winner Hayden Paddon were a prelude to more disappointment on Saturday with Neuville stopping midway through SS11 having run out of fuel.

On a more positive note, Sordo has enjoyed a strong rally, pushing his #4 New Generation i20 WRC car to finish just outside of the podium positions. Neuville re-joined under Rally 2 regulations on Sunday morning to allow the team the opportunity to learn more about the performance of its car on the Portuguese terrain.

Sordo (#4 New Generation i20 WRC) was on podium pace during the opening day of the rally but was unable to keep up with the Volkswagen Motorsport cars through Saturday’s slippery stages. He kept a level head and drove sensibly on Sunday to secure fourth position and important points for the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team.

Sordo said: “It was a steady end to our rally on today’s final stages. Our aim was to bring the car home safely and to secure our fourth position. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to do anything about the gap to the podium so we took no risks. I enjoyed the stages this morning; it’s always incredible to compete in a World Rally car in front of such enthusiastic spectators. The New Generation i20 WRC has been great to drive on these fantastic stages this weekend. We know we are missing a bit of performance compared to our rivals in the more slippery conditions, but we’re working on that. Overall, though, fourth place is not too bad. We’ve taken some important points for the team, so we must now refocus our efforts on the next rally.”

Neuville (#20 New Generation i20 WRC) adopted a steady approach on Sunday’s four stages but wowed the crowds on the classic Fafe stage. Despite missing out on a top-five finish after the refuelling issues on Saturday, the Belgian will look forward to fighting back at Rally Italia Sardegna where he finished on the podium twelve months ago.

Neuville commented: “We had nothing really to fight for today, so it was a case of just bringing the car to the finish. We focused on keeping our driving clean and tidy but also trying to have a bit of fun on these final stages. The Fafe jump was as enjoyable as ever, although we had a bit of a harsh landing on the first pass! It’s been a challenging weekend for all of us in the team, but we’ll be going through everything in detail to make sure that we will do better for the future. We showed reasonable performance with the New Generation i20 WRC but there are things we can still improve, and we’ll work hard as a team to achieve that. The next rally is in Sardinia where we have special memories from last year, when we finished on the podium – and that’s going to be our target again this year.”

Despite a tough weekend, Hyundai Motorsport leaves Portugal with its best ever result in the rally, fourth position.

Team Principal Michel Nandan commented: “We can’t really be pleased with our weekend, but it’s a small consolation that we’ve taken our best ever Rally Portugal result. We couldn’t have done more than that but it’s frustrating we had so many issues along the way. There are some areas to improve in terms of car performance with the New Generation i20 WRC on these stages. We also have to look at some areas of our operation to make improvements already for the next event. It was a trouble-free, safe end to our rally today with the famous Fafe jump providing a lot of excitement for the fans. It’s a pleasure to be part of this event. This weekend is a reminder that WRC remains fast, competitive and exciting – and we have to keep on top of our game at all times.”

The FIA World Rally Championship moves to Sardinia for the sixth round of the Championship, which takes place 10-12 June.

Overall Final Classification
1-K. Meeke / P. Nagle (Citroën DS3 WRC) 3:59:01.0
2-A. Mikkelsen / A. Jaeger (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) +29.7
3-S. Ogier / J. Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) +34.5
4-D. Sordo / M. Marti (Hyundai New Generation i20 WRC) +1:37.1
5-E. Camilli / B. Veillas (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +4:01.6
6-J. M. Latvala / M. Anttila (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) +4:06.9
7-M. Østberg / O. Floene (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +6:53.6
8-M. Prokop / J. Tomanek (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +10:24.1
9-P. Tidemand / J. Andersson (Škoda Fabia R5) +11:45.2
10-N. Fuchs / F. Mussano (Škoda Fabia R5) +13:14.0

29. T.Neuville / N. Gilsoul (Hyundai New Generation i20 WRC) + +36:15.3

2016 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers’ Standings

S. Ogier 114 points / A. Mikkelsen 67 / M. Østberg 58 / H. Paddon 57 / D. Sordo 56 / J. M. Latvala 37 K. Meeke 26 / O. Tanak 24 / T. Neuville 23/ E. Camilli S. Lefebvre 10 / H. Solberg 8 / M. Prokop 6 / E. Evans 6 / M. Ligato 6 / C. Breen 4 / L. Bertelli 4 / / T. Suninen 3 / E. Lappi 2 / A. Kremer 1 / / V. Gorban 1 / P. Tidemand 2 / N. Fuchs 2 / A. Kremer 1 / V. Gorban 1

2016 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers’ Standings

Volkswagen Motorsport 145 points / Hyundai Motorsport 96 / M-Sport World Rally Team 82 / Volkswagen Motorsport II 70 / Hyundai Motorsport N 51 / / DMACK World Rally Team 30 / Jipocar Czech National Team 12 / Yazeed Racing 4

All results remain subject to official FIA confirmation.

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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.

Further information about Hyundai Motorsport is available at: http://motorsport.hyundai.com

About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company, which leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars, offers top-quality best-sellers such as Elantra, Sonata and Genesis. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2015, sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With more than 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.

More information about Hyundai Motor and its products can be found at: http://worldwide.hyundai.com or http://globalpr.hyundai.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOBRE’S OPEN-BOOT POLICY IN THE ERC

Paulo Nobre completed stage five of Rally di Roma Capitale with his car boot open.

The FIA European Rally Championship regular from Brazilian explained that he forgot to close it properly prior to the run.

“I took out the [safety] helmets and forgot to close the boot so I make one special stage with the boot open so it was the opposite to Poland [when it was the bonnet that was open].”

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THE ALL-NEW FORD FIESTA R5

 

 

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THE ALL-NEW FORD FIESTA R5

M-Sport and Ford are proud to introduce the all-new EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta R5. Replacing its hugely successful predecessor, the new Fiesta promotes the latest motorsport technology and road-going design.

Based on the Ford Fiesta ST-Line which is manufactured at Ford’s world-class facility in Cologne, M‑Sport has worked closely with the Ford Motor Company to ensure the new Fiesta R5 provides a big step forward in terms of pace and performance.

The original Fiesta R5 is M-Sport’s most successful global rally car and continues to win stages, rallies and championships worldwide. With more than 250 cars in competition, the outgoing Fiesta remains a capable and competitive winner, but its successor boasts improvements in all areas.

The 1.6 turbo charged engine delivers 290 BHP and 475 Nm of torque at 4,000 RPM. The direct injection power plant is also fitted with a 32mm restrictor in conjunction with R5 regulations and provides a significant improvement in response and drivability

Brand-new suspension components include front and rear McPherson struts with redesigned three‑way adjustable dampers from Reiger. The new aluminium damper bodies save considerable weight, and the geometry has been remodelled for optimised traction and stability.

A newly designed Sadev five-speed sequential gearbox mated to front and rear differential units is accompanied by hydraulic servo-assisted rack and pinion steering, and Brembo forged four-piston front and rear calipers provide the stopping power.

The initial design and development started in January 2018, with the first test session taking place in December that same year. Since then, eight test drivers have completed more than 30 days testing on a mix of different roads and conditions.

Smooth Tarmac, rough Tarmac, hot gravel, loose gravel, seasoned test drivers, rally winners, and even Formula One race winners – the latest Fiesta has been put through its paces and no stone has been left unturned in search of optimum speed, reliability and performance.

The project also upholds M-Sport’s support of young talent with 28-year-old Bernardo Fernandes – who engineered Sébastien Ogier to championship success in 2017 – leading the team.

Delving into his knowledge of the award-winning Ford Fiesta WRC, as well as the original Fiesta R5, Fernandes’ experience has been combined with the innovation of youth – his team creating one of M-Sport’s most long-awaiting and exciting creations.

Just like its predecessor, the all-new Fiesta R5 will get its first public outing at next month’s Ypres Rally – Éric Camilli taking to the wheel as the event’s VIP car. As one of the most experienced development drivers around, Camilli knows the car inside out and the event’s fast asphalt roads provide the perfect setting for the car’s debut performance.

More information on the all-new Fiesta R5 can be found in the Technical Specification, and those wishing to make an order are encouraged to contact M-Sport’s dedicated Sales Team at the following email address: R5Support@M‑Sport.co.uk

M-Sport Managing Director, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:

“The Ford Fiesta R5 is our most successful global rally car. It’s a very special car for M-Sport and even though the original cars continue to win rallies and championships all over the world, we have taken our time to ensure this new model is even better with performance gains in every area.

“The test programme has been extensive, and we have worked hard to ensure this new car suits every level of driver. We have quite literally travelled the world – testing on a wide range of surfaces, in varying conditions and with a whole host of drivers taking to the wheel. This car is extremely important to us, and its adaptability is vital to its success.

“I’m extremely proud of this project. As a company we have always promoted young talent, and the design and development of the all-new Fiesta R5 was headed by one of our most ambitious young engineers – Bernardo Fernandes.

“We’ve always given opportunities to youngsters who show a real drive and passion for what they do. Bernardo is a prime example of this, and having driven the car myself I can tell you that he and his team have done a fantastic job. I’m looking forward to seeing the all-new Ford Fiesta R5 in action, and hope to secure even more success!”

Ford Performance Senior Manager, Gerard Quinn, said:

“This is another important milestone for Ford as the introduction of the all-new Ford Fiesta R5 heralds the introduction of the latest in motorsport technology packaged into Europe’s best-selling car in its category.

“Ford investment in the new Fiesta R2 revealed earlier this year and the latest Fiesta R5 ensures that we are supporting a sustainable future in rally for competitors and our partners M-Sport.

“This new Fiesta R5 also enables us to provide a high-quality replacement for its remarkably successful predecessor which was introduced six years ago. In the past two seasons the Fiesta R5 has won more than 40 championships globally, and we are looking forward to much more success with this latest model.”

M-Sport Rally Engineer, Bernardo Fernandes, said:

“This was my first time heading up a project. It was a challenge, but also a real privilege to be given the responsibility. The outgoing Ford Fiesta R5 was so successful, and is still very competitive in the right hands, but we have taken our time to revise and improve every area of the car.

“The R5 category has always been extremely competitive and the biggest challenge is in finding the best compromise between cost and performance. We had a lot of previous experience that helped, and devised a rigorous test programme with a range of different surfaces and drivers.

“The whole team have worked exceptionally hard and we pushed every element to the limit in search of peak performance and reliability. I also need to say a special thanks to Richard Christensen who headed up the design team – his input was integral to the project and we couldn’t have done it without him.

“Overall, I’m confident that we’ve taken a significant step forward and I’m looking forward to seeing what the all-new Ford Fiesta R5 can deliver in the hands of our customers.”

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Jänis Baumanis vuelve a estar en la final de Barcelona.

En la segunda prueba del Campeonato del Mundo de Rallycross, que dictamina la FIA, en su presentación en Barcelona, ​​Fue la sexta participación auspiciosa para el equipo STARD de Austría, donde el piloto de Latvia, se presentó concretando su ascendente paso a las mangas finales. Conduciendo la Ford Fiesta RSX Evo 5 / MK 8 de la escuadra de Viena, que dirige Manfred Stohl. Quebtrabajó exhaustivamente con el excelente funcionamiento de los amortiguadores japoneses de TEIN, fabricados en la factoría ejemplar de Yokohama en el sol naciente.

Su compañero de equipo, el finlandés Jani Paasonen aterriza y concluye en su estreno en el equipo STARD de Austría con el puesto 16.

Tras el estreno hace 14 días en Abu Dhabi, el equipo del World RX permanente desde Austría, se mudó a Europa, donde la segunda fecha del Campeonato del Mundo de Rallycross, que rige la FIA. Que otra vez desde este año tuvo lugar en la bella ciudad española de Barcelona, ofreciendo este fin de semana, un espectáculo formidable.

El único equipo austriaco denominado STARD, con el jefe del equipo, el renombrado Manfred Stohl. Confirmando la escuadra ex OMV a los pilotos singulares, que fueron en esta ocasión, el piloto habitual Jänis Baumanis de Letonia y en el segundo auto de última generación del óvalo, la Ford Fiesta RX Supercar Evo 5, el finlandés Jani Paasonen.

Baumanis clasifica, después de las tres eliminatoriasen la sexta oportunidad, para una semifinal del World RX, mientras que el finlandés Paasonen se encontró en el lugar 16, en su primera aparición en la reconocida estructura internacional STARD. 

En las semifinales, Baumanis tuvo éxito con un tercer puesto en su resultado parcial de carrera, que a logrado establecerse en la final catalana, pero al principio algo se oscureció y, por lo tanto, ha tenido la posibilidad que uno de los frontales delanteros desafortunadamente hayan sido defectuosos y decepcionado, para no poder obtener el rendimiento de culminación esperado en Montmeló.

 

 

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