Hyundai i20 WRC

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Hyundai i20 WRC
Thierry Neuville and co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul at the 2014 Rally Deutschland.
Category World Rally Car
Constructor Hyundai
Successor Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
Technical specifications
Fuel Shell V-Power
Lubricants Shell Helix
Competition history
Notable entrants Germany Hyundai Shell World Rally Team[1]
Germany Hyundai Motorsport N[2]
Notable drivers Australia Chris Atkinson[1]
France Bryan Bouffier[3]
Finland Juho Hänninen[4]
Belgium Thierry Neuville[5]
New Zealand Hayden Paddon[2]
Spain Dani Sordo[1]
Netherlands Kevin Abbring[6]
Debut Monaco 2014 Rallye Monte Carlo
First win Germany 32. ADAC Rallye Deutschland
Last win Italy 13º Rally d'Italia Sardegna
Races Wins
26 3

The Hyundai i20 WRC is a World Rally Car built by Hyundai for use from the 2014 World Rally Championship.[7] It is based on the Hyundai i20 subcompact car, and was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The launch of the i20 marks Hyundai's return to the World Rally Championship after a ten-year absence.[8] The car made its first competitive appearance at the 2014 Rallye Monte Carlo.[9]

Competition history[edit]

The cars are prepared by Hyundai's performance division, Hyundai Motorsport, from a base in Frankfurt, Germany,[10] and are driven by Thierry Neuville,[5] with Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo in the 2nd and 3rd cars.[1][4] A third i20 will be entered in the Rally of Portugal for Sordo,[11] In 2014 2011 Production Car World Rally Champion Hayden Paddon drove the third car in seven events during the second half of the season.[2] Additional development work was carried out by Bryan Bouffier.[12]

For 2015, Hyundai retained Thierry Neuville, Dani Sordo and Hayden Paddon. In addition, Dutchman Kevin Abbring will be the main test driver for the new Hyundai i20 WRC. He will be entered on selected WRC events later in the year.

Neuville driving a 2016 spec Hyundai i20 WRC at Rally Portugal.

WRC victories[edit]

Year No. Event Surface Driver Co-driver
2014 1 Germany 32. ADAC Rallye Deutschland       Tarmac Belgium Thierry Neuville       Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul      
2016 2 Argentina 36º Rally Argentina       Gravel New Zealand Hayden Paddon       New Zealand John Kennard      
2016 3 Italy 13º Rally d'Italia Sardegna       Gravel Belgium Thierry Neuville       Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul      

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Complete World Rally Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Driver Co-Driver Rounds Points WCM
pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
2014 Germany Hyundai Shell World Rally Team Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul MCO
Ret
SWE
9
MEX
3
PRT
6
ARG
5
ITA
9
POL
3
FIN
Ret
DEU
1
AUS
7
FRA
8
ESP
6
GBR
4
187 4th
Spain Dani Sordo Spain Marc Martí MCO
Ret
SWE MEX PRT ARG
Ret
ITA POL FIN DEU
2
AUS FRA
4
ESP
5
GBR
Finland Juho Hänninen       Finland Tomi Tuominen MCO SWE
7
MEX PRT
7
ARG ITA
Ret
POL
6
FIN
6
DEU AUS FRA ESP GBR
30
Australia Chris Atkinson Belgium Stéphane Prévot       MCO SWE MEX
7
PRT ARG ITA POL FIN DEU AUS
10
FRA ESP GBR
Germany Hyundai Motorsport N Spain Dani Sordo Spain Marc Martí MCO SWE MEX PRT
Ret
ARG ITA POL FIN DEU AUS FRA ESP GBR 28 7th
New Zealand Hayden Paddon New Zealand John Kennard MCO SWE MEX PRT ARG ITA
12
POL
8
FIN
8
DEU AUS
6
FRA ESP
9
GBR
10
France Bryan Bouffier France Xavier Panseri MCO SWE MEX PRT ARG ITA POL FIN DEU
Ret
AUS FRA
9
ESP GBR
2015 Germany Hyundai Shell World Rally Team       Belgium Thierry Neuville       Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul MCO
5
SWE
2
MEX
8
PRT
Ret
ARG
38
ITA
3
POL
6
FIN
4
DEU
5
AUS
7
FRA
23
ESP
8
GBR
Ret
187 4th
Spain Dani Sordo Spain Marc Martí MCO
6
SWE
WD
MEX
6
PRT
Ret
ARG
Ret
ITA
3
POL
6
FIN
4
DEU
2
AUS
7
FRA
4
ESP
5
GBR
Germany Hyundai Motorsport N Spain Dani Sordo Spain Marc Martí MCO SWE MEX PRT
Ret
ARG ITA POL FIN DEU AUS FRA ESP GBR 28 7th
New Zealand Hayden Paddon       New Zealand John Kennard MCO SWE MEX PRT ARG ITA
12
POL
8
FIN
8
DEU AUS
6
FRA ESP
9
GBR
10
Key
Icon Meaning
1 2 3 Denotes position on power
stage, where applicable
Season still in progress

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Wraps come off i20 WRC". WRC.com. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Hyundai hands Hayden Paddon WRC lifeline". Speedcafe.com. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "ADAC Rallye Deutschland Entry List". www.adac-rallye-deutschland.de. www.adac-rallye-deutschland.de. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Hyundai adds Hänninen". WRC.com. WRC.com. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Neuville signs with Hyundai for 2014". WRC.com. WRC.com. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/117351/
  7. ^ Evans, David (17 December 2012). "Hyundai World Rally Car makes European test debut". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Hyundai". World Rally Archive. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Evans, David (27 September 2012). "Hyundai reveals new i20 World Rally Car". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  10. ^ Evans, David (19 December 2012). "Hyundai's early WRC effort was more than just a show car". Motorsport News. 
  11. ^ "Hyundai Goes large in Portugal". WRC.com. WRC.com. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Bouffier joins Hyundai as test driver". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 

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