HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE AND RHYS MILLEN RACING PARTNER TO COMPETE IN 2012 FORMULA DRIFT SERIES

Posted on 30. Mar, 2012 by in Hyundai Canada

Renewed Partnership with Rhys Millen Racing Focuses on Extreme Performance Potential of Hyundai’s Rear-drive Sport Coupe

Hyundai Motor America currently announced a continued partnership with Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) to contest in a 2012 Formula Drift series. Hyundai will be lead unite of a RMR Genesis Coupe driven by former Formula Drift champion and acclaimed attempt driver, Rhys Millen.

Available during dealerships now, a 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is significantly rested for a 2013 indication year, with assertive powertrain and styling enhancements certain to interest to purist, rear-drive competition coupe buyers. The Formula Drift rival automobile has been extensively drift-prepared by RMR, creation some-more than 600 horsepower to emanate a impassioned deposit angles and blinding fume both fans and judges adore to see. This race-prepared powertrain is serve justification of a engineering continuance of core Hyundai prolongation engine components used, including engine block, heads, and more.

“Formula Drift is a best race-fan oriented instance of impassioned car-control driving. It’s also a best rival locus for us to prominence a rear-drive energy and doing refinement of a new Genesis Coupe,” explains Steve Shannon, clamp boss of marketing, Hyundai Motor America. “It’s stirring when a motorist of Rhys Millen’s size combines tire-smoking energy with surgical flapping precision. And, in serve to a heated flapping action, Hyundai will yield trackside interactive comforts where deposit fans can check out a latest products, pushing games, song partnerships and competition fan gifts. With a thousands who assimilated us during a interactive area in 2011, we intend to enhance a fan overdo even serve in 2012.”

“I’m gratified to have Hyundai’s ongoing support for a 2012 season,” Millen said. “This starts a fourth year of a racing attribute with Hyundai, and we wish to continue to build on a success in both building and racing Hyundai’s race-proven products.” Millen stands to build on movement from final season’s success with a win in Las Vegas and runner-up in Irwindale, a final races of a 2011 season. “The rested 2013 Genesis Coupe with approach injection and twin-scroll turbocharger record leverages a proven opening of Hyundai’s rear-drive coupe, creation it a ideal choice for anyone meddlesome in rival pushing events,” pronounced a 2005 Formula Drift Champion. Millen will be a disdainful motorist for a whole Formula Drift season, severe a margin with clever intensity for a 2012 championship. The RMR Hyundai Genesis Coupe will make a rival entrance during a initial eventuality of a 2012 Formula Drift series, Apr 6th and 7th in Long Beach, California.

In serve to Formula Drift, Hyundai and RMR continue to join army in a stirring new motorsport of rallycross, severe a best from Ford, Subaru, Dodge and Citroen in a 2012 Global RallyCross Championship Series. RMR has extensively fine-tuned a RMR Veloster rallycross automobile with insights gained from an sparkling rookie deteriorate in 2011. The RMR Veloster rallycross deteriorate kicks off in Las Vegas on Apr 21.

2012 FORMULA DRIFT SCHEDULE

April 6-7: Streets of Long Beach, California

May 11-12: Road Atlanta, Georgia

June 1-2: Palm Beach International Raceway, Florida

June 22-23: Wall Speedway, New Jersey

July 20-21: Evergreen Speedway, Washington

August 24-25: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nevada

October 12-13: Irwindale Speedway, California

ABOUT RHYS MILLEN

World Champion motorist Rhys “Mad Skills” Millen pilots a RMR Hyundai Genesis Coupe in a Formula Drift Championship. Millen’s pushing certification embody film and promotion stunts, mixed flapping championships, a Pikes Peak universe record and his 2008 New Year’s Eve Las Vegas lorry flip during Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. Behind Millen’s success in a driver’s chair is an gifted group of engineers and consultant fabricators in competition preparation.

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