HYUNDAI INTRODUCES RHYS MILLEN RED BULL RALLYCROSS TEAM, STARRING VELOSTER, AT THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Posted on 09. Feb, 2011 by in Hyundai Canada

With a subsequent era of Hyundai buyers energetically available a arriving launch of a 2012 Veloster, Hyundai fuels a fad by teaming with Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) and Red Bull to debate a automobile in a high-energy competition of rallycross.

At a Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai Motor America adds a Veloster coupe to a motorsports module with a assistance of champion competition automobile motorist Rhys Millen, who built and will competition a initial 500-horsepower AWD Veloster convene automobile in a 2011 U.S. Rallycross Championship. RMR and Hyundai are constructing a second Veloster convene automobile that will be a common float between convene champion Marcus Dodd and universe record freestyle motorbike supplement Robbie Maddison. Millen and Maddison will expostulate a Veloster convene cars during Summer X Games. A third Veloster convene automobile will be assembled to contest in a 2WD category in singular array of U.S. Rallycross Championship events and will be piloted by to-be-announced luminary drivers.

2011 U.S. RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE (schedule is theme to change)

Rd. 1March 26-27Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, Calif.
Rd. 2April 16-17TBA, West Coast Venue
Rd. 3June 18-19Pikes Peak International Raceway, Pueblo, Colo.
X Games 17 Jul 26-31Los Angeles, Calif.
Rd. 4Oct. TBDRoad Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga.
Rd. 5Oct. 29-30N.J. Motorsport Park, Millville, N.J.

We feel a Veloster is a ideal fit for X Games and a U.S. Rallycross Championship array as we enhance a motorsports efforts, pronounced Mike OBrien, clamp president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America. The all-new 2012 Veloster is a playful, fun to expostulate automobile and interjection to Rhys and his group were vehement to deliver it to racing fans forward of a launch this summer. we teamed adult with Rhys father, Rod, scarcely twenty years ago for Hyundais strange Pikes Peak convene program, so it is good to be behind in a competition again with his son moving a new generation.

The Veloster Concept desirous me to enhance Hyundais motorsports module behind into their routes of rally, pronounced Millen, veteran competition motorist and owner of RMR. Weve remade a Velosters lightweight, firm design into a convene automobile with an engine producing 500-horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque. We wish some of a opening learnings from a Veloster rallycross module have a purpose in a growth of destiny Veloster models.

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