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HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT CELEBRATES TITLE-WINNING ERA AS WRC OPENS NEW CHAPTER 🇩🇪 🇰🇷 🌍

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  • Hyundai Motorsport celebrates title-winning era as WRC opens new chapter 🇩🇪 🇰🇷 🌍

  • Hyundai Motorsport bids a fond farewell to the WRC’s current generation of technical regulations (2017-2021), in which the team claimed two manufacturers’ titles
  • The Alzenau-based squad’s Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC has competed in 57 championship events, taking 17 wins, 63 podiums and 402 stage wins up to and including Rally de España
  • Reflecting on its achievements over the past five seasons, Hyundai Motorsport is ready to tackle the all-new hybrid powered Rally1 regulations from 2022 and beyond.

 
Alzenau, Germany
 
October 21, 2021 – As the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) approaches an exciting new era of hybrid technology, Hyundai Motorsport reflects with pride on the past five years of competition, since the introduction of WRC’s third generation of technical regulations.
 
Across a total of 57 rallies (up to and including Rally de España), the Hyundai Motorsport team has claimed 17 victories, 63 podium results and 402 stage wins with its Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC car. The team has also been crowned manufacturers’ champions on two consecutive occasions, the highlights of a competitive period in its comparatively short WRC history.
 
From its inaugural season in 2014, Hyundai Motorsport quickly gained a reputation as podium contenders, but it was with the introduction of the 2017 regulations – the most comprehensive technical changes for thirty years – that the team became front-runners on a regular basis.
 
Back-to-back wins in Corsica and Argentina that year, the team’s first-ever consecutive victories in WRC, were a taste of what was to come for the Alzenau squad in the coming years, as a new-look, high octane championship thrilled rally fans, and captured fresh audiences.
 
Regulation changes centred primarily on improving aerodynamic and mechanical grip, with greater engine power and reduced weight, all with the intention of enhancing and broadening the sport’s appeal. The result was a highly competitive championship with tense battles, exhilarating moments, and nail-biting finales whatever the terrain. Four out of the top-seven closest-ever WRC finishes have come in the past five years (2017 Rally Argentina, 2018 Rally Italia Sardegna, 2019 Rallye Monte-Carlo and 2021 Croatia Rally) with Hyundai Motorsport crews often in the thick of the action.
 
Despite finishing as championship runners-up in 2017 and 2018, the team’s determination and never-give-up attitude paid dividends in 2019, when it secured its debut title after adding a further four wins to its tally during the year. The following season, curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, saw the team take successive titles and cement its position in WRC’s history books.
 
Now, another chapter opens with sweeping changes to the technical regulations for 2022 aimed at making the WRC more relevant and accessible for manufacturers, and with hybrid drivetrains for the first time. For Hyundai Motorsport, the commitment to the all-new Rally1 underscores the company’s continued ambition in WRC, and its intention to add more podiums, wins and titles well into the sport’s new era.
 
Team Principal Andrea Adamo said: “We are reaching the conclusion of a very special period of WRC for Hyundai Motorsport, one in which we are incredibly proud to have played a major part. We can look back at the introduction of those 2017 regulations and recognise the important role they had in defining this epoch of WRC. For our team, everyone at Hyundai Motorsport in Alzenau, our partners, our crews and our fans, these five years have allowed us to compete at the very highest level, to take our performances up a gear, and twice to prove our title-winning credentials. We have experienced every emotion possible: magic moments, close battles, celebrations, commiserations, tense Power Stages, challenges, heartbreak, and euphoria – these are memories that will live with us forever. We have poured a huge amount of energy and effort into developing our Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC to compete – and triumph – on the world’s toughest stages. We come to each rally to win; we might not achieve that all the time, but we can honestly say, hand on heart, that we have given it our best shot. That fighting spirit will stay with us as we embrace the new Rally1 era – a new chapter for WRC and for Hyundai Motorsport.”   
 
Thierry Neuville said: “I am pretty sure we have lived through one of the best eras in WRC over the past five years because these cars have been super exciting to drive and watch. The competition has been so close with all teams on a similar level of competition. We have taken two manufacturers’ titles in 2019 and 2020, we had a strong car and could fight for victory on all terrains. Since its first rallies in 2017, the car has evolved a lot; it is much faster than it was at the beginning, and the team has worked hard to get it as strong as it is now. I have enjoyed these past five seasons, especially the winning moments. At the same time, I always like something new, and a fresh challenge is coming.”
 
Ott Tänak said: “I’m lucky to have been able to drive so many different cars during this generation of WRC. They will go down in history as one of the best, I think. Driving these cars, with their aero, the general stability and the emotion that it gives you, it’s been pure fun and we will miss them. To get the title, you need the full technical package because we meet so many different elements during the season: snow, tarmac, mud, and gravel. It’s not easy to develop a car that can work in all of these conditions, but these have not been designed for one surface alone, it’s been possible to drive them everywhere.”

Dani Sordo said: “I have been very lucky to drive all of the different types of world rally car, but this latest generation has been amazing; how the cars work and perform in the stages is incredible and I think we will miss this philosophy a bit. The aesthetics of this generation of car have made them wider, with advanced aerodynamics and a more aggressive look. From the outside, as a spectator, it is nice to watch these cars but also inside the cockpit, they have been enjoyable to drive; you can push really hard. Having said that, I am sure the new ones will be fast, because over the years the way the cars have evolved to become better and better with each season.”
 
Craig Breen said: “I will be forever grateful to have been part of this generation of WRC; it has been something very special and we’ve had some amazing moments. The regulations we have had since 2017 have probably provided us with the ultimate rally car, and it’s been getting better each year. The level is mind blowing. In terms of technology and pure performance, there is nothing on this planet like these cars. On the fast gravel events particularly, with the aero improvements, you can do things your mind can’t understand. Being part of the adventure with Hyundai Motorsport, getting two manufacturers’ championship titles, has been a real pleasure and will be among my most cherished memories. It’s really an honour to have been part of that.” 

 

Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC (2017-2021) – Statistics at a glance
 
WRC events: 57
First event: 2017, Rallye-Monte Carlo
Wins: 17
First win: 2017, Tour de Corse
Podiums: 63
Stage wins: 402
First stage win: 2017, Rallye Monte-Carlo (SS2)
 
WRC wins:

2017 2020
Tour de Corse (Thierry Neuville) Rallye Monte-Carlo (Thierry Neuville)
Rally Argentina (Thierry Neuville) Rally Estonia (Ott Tänak)
Rally Poland (Thierry Neuville) Rally Italia Sardegna (Dani Sordo)
Rally Australia (Thierry Neuville)
2018 2021
Rally Sweden (Thierry Neuville) Arctic Rally (Ott Tänak)
Rally de Portugal (Thierry Neuville) Ypres Rally Belgium (Thierry Neuville) 
Rally Italia Sardegna (Thierry Neuville) Rally de España (Thierry Neuville)
2019
Tour de Corse (Thierry Neuville)
Rally Argentina (Thierry Neuville)
Rally Italia Sardegna (Dani Sordo)
Rally de España (Thierry Neuville)

 

 

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Photos: #HMSGOfficial 🇩🇪 🇰🇷 🌍

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El mes de diciembre se caracteriza por las coronaciones de los cetros en el Rally Mundial, de pilotos y marcas, y en esta ocasión entre los constructores en Monza, el ganador ha sido TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT, bajo la gestión del finlandés Jari-Matti Latvala y el octavo título ecuménico del francés, Sébastien Ogier, con el retiro de su navegante Julien Ingrassia.
Un número excepcional del #RRM #WRC Magazine #160, bajo el agregado del fantástico trabajo de nuestro corresponsal, fotógrafo en el ACI Forum8 Rally Monza #WRC 2021, el local Enrico Ghidini, quien desempeño una labor profesional de forma impecable en el parque de la velocidad en el Monzanet.
Con respecto a los temas principales de la publicación, los destacamos de la siguiente manera:
Monza, quedó todo en poder de Ogier y Toyota, haciendo un 1-2 resonante para los Yaris WRC Plus del piloto galo de Gap y su compañero de equipo, el británico Elfyn Evans. #GiadaFolcia, la belleza natural italiana, que supera los sentidos con su cuerpo escultural, desde Milano al mundo del fitness world. Que le encanta el Motorsport, en especial el #WRC.
Craig Breen, el elegido de Malcom Wilson, para ser el candidato a luchar por la corona en el WRC #Hybrid #2022 con el esperado Ford Puma Rally1. Destacando la continuidad del inglés Gus Greensmith, el galo Adrien Fourmaux y la inminente contratación parcial desde Montecarlo, del Rey de la historia en la disciplina, el 9 veces monarca, Sébastien Loeb. Quien tendrá nueva navegante, la dama francesa Isabelle Galmiche, tras el anunciado retiro de Daniel “Danos” Elena, hace algunos días en su casa de Mónaco.
El Rally Catalán, ha sido un éxito total, quedando en manos del belga Thierry Neuville con la gran intervención en el asfalto catalán de la Coupe i20 WRC Plus del #HMSGOfficial, que elabora desde Alemania en Alzenau, el ingeniero italiano Andrea Adamo.
Quien lo hemos resaltado en esta edición especial con su estupendo trabajo para el seguimiento en la especialidad de la marca sud-coreana, Hyundai, estableciendo un contrato de dos epílogos más en la nueva regulación híbrida, Rally1. A partir del Rally de Montecarlo #2022, confirmando a sus pilotos estables, el belga Thierry Neuville, el estonio Ott Tänak y el sueco/noruego Oliver Solberg, el hijo del gran conductor de Subaru en 2003, Petter.
Quedando a un plan “Partime”, el español “Dani Sordo, que realizaría un corto lapso de 4 carreras en el WRC #2022, al comando del NEW i20 Rally1 #Hybrid. Que está siendo probado intensamente esta semana en los Alpes franceses.
La Motorsport Italia, que dirigen en la capital italiana en Roma, Bruno De Pianto y Max Rendina, ha ofrecido una temporada muy buena en el CIR Rally Sparco #2021. Con brillantes actuaciones de sus pilotos Fabio Andolfi y Andrea Mazzocchi, sobre los autos checos del modelo Fabia R5 Evo1. Además, continuando exitosamente con la Copa Monomarca #CIRJunior #2021, utilizando los Ford Fiesta Rally4. Que bajo el patrocinio de la ACI Team Italia, completó el cronograma previsto en la Copa Liburna con la obtención del campeonato a manos de Giorgio Cogni.
#TEIN. Sigue aumentando su performance en el JRCA #2021 con sus clientes favoritos, el talento de SYMS, Takuma Kamada y el experimentado Fumio Nutahara, que se distanció del resto, sobre su moderno Yaris GR del ADVAN Yokohama Motorsports.
Incursionando ambos en el torneo nacional del sol naciente en la misma, con los hiperactivos amortiguadores especificación EDFC Active Pro de #TEIN en Japón.
#REIKA, la modelo de Fitness más popular japonesa, está siendo mirada por TEIN Motorsports, para ser la imagen deportiva del fabricante nipón de Yokohama en el #2022.
Eleonora Mori, ha confirmado y diseñado su próxima temporada con el conductor italiano Leopoldo Maestrini. Y lo hará en el Rally Copa Italia en sus diferentes regiones, sobre la unidad francesa del C3 Rally2 Evo de Citroën. Esperando poder participar en alguna prueba importante del CIAR en el año próximo.
El #ARGWRT, sigue considerándose como una epopeya soñada, y pensando en una presentación interesante con el reconocido equipo italiano Top Run de los hermanos Agnello. Quienes se encuentran en tratativas para la venta de los WRX STI TCR de Subaru en la TCR South América #2022. Y así luego poder empezar a delinear el proyecto del #ARGWRT, con el agrado de Alfonso Agnello, quien es el responsable en la competición de la Top Run Motorsport. Quien ha calificado una buena opción a la Fabia Rally2 Evo 3 desde Montecarlo #2023 y confirmando el cambio de sede en Castiglione Olona, a Vía Ticino 18, muy cercano a la sección antigua de la histórica formación lombarda del Córdoba Rally Team, que consagró a Gabriel Pozzo, Marcos Ligato y Claudio Menzi, en la década de los años 2000.

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MOTORSPORT ITALIA 🇮🇹 🌎 ENDS UP A GREAT YEAR AND HOPES FOR A RENEWED 2022 🇮🇹 🌎 💛☀️

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MOTORSPORT ITALIA 🇮🇹 🌎 ENDS UP A GREAT YEAR AND HOPES FOR A RENEWED 2022 🇮🇹 🌎 💛 ☀️
The structure with its headquarters in Rome – the Motorsport Italia – which Bruno De Pianto and Max Rendina conduct, has achieved a quite positive year in their sports program at the Italian Rally.
With their sports plans almost exclusively dedicated to the local and national scope, and with the participations in the CIR Rally Sparco #2021; with their Czech cars from ŠKODA, under the classic model Fabia R5 Rally2 Evo1, destined to Fabio Andolfi and to the winner of the Junior CIR (2020): Andrea Mazzocchi. All these drivers have raised to the challenge with satisfactory records in all the tournament dates of the Italian Rally; even Andolfi, who has been the central figure; fighting until the end of the sporting competition against «Gia» Basso and Stefano Albertini; both with other constituents of the Czech Republic car brands. However, a more modern version than the one Andolfi used.
Staying at the gates of the title and waiting for the 2022 rematch.
As regards other subject, the Monobrand great acceptance, CIR Junior with the support of the ACI Team Italia and the Italian Car Club, bet for this proposal together with the Motorsport Italia, with whom they have defined a professional work plan to incorporate young values. Therefore, it has been materialized with the Tricolore intervention accompanied by ten Ford Fiesta Rally4 cars -managed in Rome by the MSI- in every Rally. Besides, they are all committed to a common good: to create new expectations, obtaining this way the admission of new racers, such as Giorgio Cogni; the greatest winner of the #2021 CIR Junior in Liburna.
2022 Season: the main news about the competition.
A change of name has occurred: from the CIR Sparco to CIAR Sparco; a significant decision to be named “#2022 Rally Italian Absolute Tournament”. Moreover from the nomenclature, there will also be some changes regarding its structure, and seven races are expected to take place, mostly on asphalt. The “Rally Di Roma Capitale” is one of the confirmed, apart from being a tradition in the last years of the Italian Rally.
It is important to distinguish that the Motorsport Italia has its participation assured in the CIAR Sparco #2022; in both its divisionals: the major class of the Evo Rally2 and the mentioned spectacle class from the CIR Junior counting on the #ACITeamItalia sponsorship.
It is still needed to define the plans as what to refers to a more international level, with the Brazilian Palmeirinha Rally Team continuity, which the experienced Paulo Nobre conducts. In addition, it also lacks to determine the admission of any local or foreign driver as well as the acquisition of a new car to the Rally company; most important in the Italian speciality.
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Translation: Clara Ponce Roth By #RRM WRC Magazine, Argentina RRM Magazine 🇦🇷 🌎 💛 ☀️
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#TEIN #TOPRUN EACH TIME CLOSER OF WATCHING THE SUBARU STI TCR IN ACTION AGAIN IN THE TCR SOUTH AMERICA #2022 🇦🇷 🇧🇷 🇨🇱 🇺🇾 🌏 💛

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#TEIN #TOPRUN EACH TIME CLOSER OF WATCHING THE SUBARU STI TCR IN ACTION AGAIN IN THE TCR SOUTH AMERICA #2022 🇦🇷 🇧🇷 🇨🇱 🇺🇾 🌏 💛
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News are intense and clear. Besides, Top Run Italian team conversations, with its Principal Team; Sr Michelle Agnello, with specialized people of the new category TCR South America, which Federico Punteri manages, have been positive and there are great possibilities that the blue cars of the Mitaka in Japan could enter, built, constructed and manufactured by the Agnello brothers’ formation, with its homologation and official and exclusive FIA and STI patent. It is a concrete fact that, with a South American team to designate, the WRX STI of the Italian Top Run will be seen again in the international circuit. Moreover, the exclusivity of the dampers of Yokohama -Japan- is verified by #TEIN in South America.
Consecutively, the words of the main responsible of the TCR South American active competition 2021/2022 are presented:
Federico Punteri, South American TCR General Manager: “It has been a good experience for us; we have been working with Michelle; talking, discussing possibilities… I think there are concrete chances for them to come to the #2022 category. We are behind a team which could be interested in acquiring the Subaru WRX STI TCR from the Italian Top Run Motorsport. We can not announce which structure yet, but there are significant chances for Japanese blue cars made in Varese to be next year in the South American TCR #2022.

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Translation: Clara Ponce Roth By #RRM RRM WRC Magazine Argentina 🇦🇷 🌏 💛
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23 Nov #2021

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