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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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#RallyArgentina 🇦🇷 🌎 #2022 SPEEDAGRO YPF RALLY ARGENTINA 🇦🇷 🌎 CIERRE DE INSCRIPCIONES 🇦🇷 🌎

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#RallyArgentina 🇦🇷 🌎 #2022 SPEEDAGRO YPF RALLY ARGENTINA 🇦🇷 🌎 CIERRE DE INSCRIPCIONES 🇦🇷 🌎
SpeedAgro Rally Argentina: Cierre de inscripciones
13 abril 2022 – Del 22 al 24 de abril, se disputará el SpeedAgro Rally Argentina en Mina Clavero, en la provincia de Córdoba. En el día de la fecha, será el cierre de inscripciones para las tripulaciones extranjeras del CODASUR.
Esta nueva edición del SpeedAgro Rally Argentina, que además rendirá homenaje a Jorge Recalde, será válida por el Campeonato FIA CODASUR y el Rally Argentino. Consecuentemente, desde su anuncio, se convirtió en una competencia sumamente atractiva para los pilotos de toda la región, no solo por su histórico prestigio, sino también por el itinerario de carrera que contará con la presencia de tramos emblemáticos.
Entre la extensa lista de los pilotos que correrán las pruebas especiales en Traslasierra por el Campeonato Sudamericano, dentro de los RC5, se puede citar la participación de tripulaciones de los distintos países del continente como es el caso de Alba Ramirez-Gregorio Cespedes (Bol/Arg, Ford Fiesta Kinetic), Martin Tomas-Juan Pablo Pernigotti (Par/Arg, Ford Fiesta Kinetic), Guillermo Botazzani-Bernardo Coronel (Arg/Arg, Ford Fiesta Kinetic), Andre Allegretti-Pedro Sosa (Bra/Par, Honda Civic), Rodrigo Fialho-Rodrigo Arbiza (Uru/Uru, Renault Clio), entre tantos otros.
Por supuesto, el listado de competidores entre los RC2 también estará muy bien representado con Fabrizio Zaldivar-Carlos Del Barrio (Pry/Esp, Hyundai I20 N Rally 2), Gustavo Saba-Fernando Mussano (Pry/Arg, Volkswagen Polo GTI Rally2), Roberto Saba-Leonardo Suaya (Bol/Arg, Skoda Fabia Rally2), Miguel Zaldivar-Diego Cagnotti (Pry/Arg, Volkswagen Polo GTI Rally2), Augusto Bestard y José Luis Díaz (Pry/Arg, Volkswagen Polo GTI Rally2), Marcos Ligato-Rubén García (Arg, Citröen C3), Augusto D’Agostini-Juan Pablo Carrera (Arg, Skoda Fabia), Alejandro Cancio-Santiago García (Arg, Skoda Fabia), por mencionar solo a algunos de los pilotos que competirán en Argentina.
Las tripulaciones extranjeras que quieran competir por el CODASUR podrán completar tramitar su inscripción a través de la página wwww.rallyargentina.com, hasta el día hoy a las 20hs. Por su parte, las tripulaciones argentinas que se inscriban en el Campeonato FIA CODASUR y Argentino podrán hacerlo hasta el viernes 15.
En esta oportunidad, el SpeedAgro Rally Argentina tendrá un itinerario conformado por 11 tramos, con 147,61km de especiales y un total de 458,53km.
Acreditaciones de prensa
Los medios de comunicación que deseen cubrir esta edición del Rally Argentina podrán tramitar su acreditación online a través de la web del rally, hasta el 15 de abril.
EL TRAMO LUNAR ARGENTINO 🇦🇷 🌎
SS 9/11 – GIULIO CESARE – MINA CLAVERO – 19,33 Km – 24 de abril – Hora: 10:13/13:36
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LA VIGENCIA DE CLAUDIO MENZI 🇦🇷 🌎 EN EL PROVINCIAL CORDOBÉS 🇦🇷 🌎

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LA VIGENCIA DE CLAUDIO MENZI 🇦🇷 🌎 EN EL PROVINCIAL CORDOBÉS 🇦🇷 🌎
UN REGRESO A TODA ORQUESTA CON EL NISSAN MARCH DE LA CLASE RC5 🇦🇷 🌎
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Con una masiva inscripción de binomios, alrededor de 128 anotados, donde lo más granado de la especialidad en esta región se dio cita. Con el vencedor de la general, el rio cuartense Juan Marchetto sobre un Mitsubishi del Grupo de Producción.
Mientras que en la divisional RC5, la victoria quedó en manos del cordobés, Claudio Menzi, navegado por Miguel Vera, incluyendo a la máquina nipona Nissan con su hermoso modelo March. Aventajando de punta a punta a sus rivales y dejando en claro su permanente intensidad sobre un auto de Rally. La idea del #Mariscal” es seguir en la totalidad del certamen y reeditar sus éxitos en el pasado, tanto en el Rally Nacional, como en la época dorada del Córdoba Rally Team junto a Martín Christie, Gabriel Pozzo y su reemplazante en ese entonces, Marcos Ligato.
Buena vidriera del Nissan March, que se impone con claridad en la división nutrida RC5 del clásico cordobés en La Calera.
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#WRP #WRacingProject W Racing Project 🔵 🔴 New Collaborations 🔵 🔴

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#WRP #WRacingProject W Racing Project 🔵 🔴  New Collaborations 🔵 🔴

 

We are thrilled to announce the start of new collaborations, the 24h series championship and the GT championship, where Valentino Rossi currently runs.
Our goal is to bring taste and quality to the track, through our culinary skills as catering!
As a first collaboration, an Italian stage, the famous Mugello, in which we managed to create a wonderful event with the participation of La Sciabola sul Collo and the wines of Vigneti Radica.
We await the Imola GT for this weekend and the Croatian rally with Hyundai from 21 to 24 April, coinciding with the 12h of Spa-Francoshamp.
 
Our aim?
Create a team show that leads to results in all sectors
Media @WRacingProject 🔵 🔴
 
#WRP #WRacingProject #CroatiaRally #SPAFRANCORCHAMPS #24HSERIES 🔵 🔴
 
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