HYUNDAI VELOSTER AND RHYS MILLEN RACING RENEW PARTNERSHIP TO COMPETE IN 2012 GLOBAL RALLYCROSS SERIES

Posted on 24. May, 2012 by in Hyundai Canada

Continuing Partnership with Rhys Millen Racing Focuses on Fun-to-Drive Performance and Durability of Hyundai’s Innovative Three-door Sporty Coupe

In allege of a initial Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) competition during Charlotte Motor Speedway, Hyundai Motor America announced a stability motorsports partnership with Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) for a 2012 GRC season. This year, RMR has extensively retuned a Veloster rallycross car, benefitting from final year’s rudimentary deteriorate in a GRC series. Hyundai is a lead unite for Rhys Millen’s RMR Veloster rallycross entry, leveraging his different racing career with considerable victories in RallyCross, Pikes Peak Hillclimb, Formula Drift, and a far-reaching spectrum of attempt driving.

This summer, a Hyundai Veloster Turbo joins a hot-selling Hyundai Veloster introduced final year with a singular third-door pattern and fit direct-injected powertrain. The Turbo indication boasts a vast 63 horsepower advantage over a normally-aspirated model, generating an considerable 201 horsepower from usually 1.6 liters of displacement. The entirely race-prepared RMR Veloster rallycross turbo engine generates some-more than 500 rise horsepower from a four-cylinder turbocharged and intercooled powerplant, for bomb acceleration out of tight-radius corners.

“Global rallycross is a ideal rival motorsports locus for a Veloster. Both naturally interest to younger enthusiasts. Rallycross offers high-intensity, video-game-like gait with any heat, severe tight-radius corners, absolute drifts, big-gap jumps, and even a occasional paint-swapping opportunity,” pronounced Steve Shannon, Hyundai’s clamp boss of marketing. “This fan-immersive, high-intensity racing sourroundings complements a power, agility, and fun-to-drive impression of Veloster perfectly. Likewise, Millen’s assertive racing character joined with glorious pointing make a many out of Veloster’s lightweight agility, formulating a stirring and challenging GRC convene car.”

The 2012 Global RallyCross Championship deteriorate facilities 7 competition events, including dual rounds during a ESPN Summer X-Games. The X-Games were one of a initial open venues introducing a judgment of rallycross to U.S. racing enthusiasts. The GRC circuit during any venue facilities a array of parsimonious turns and a vast big-gap burst where a cars turn airborne, mostly drifting over rallycross cars channel underneath, with a whole circuit manifest to GRC fans for a generation of a heat. The GRC deteriorate will kick-off during a Charlotte Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 26, where fans are invited to get up-close with both technicians and drivers in a GRC paddock area. This deteriorate will concede RMR fans to perspective a rallycross and prolongation versions of a Veloster, collect adult a nominal group gift, and accept an designation from Millen.

“I’m anxious to paint Hyundai and a Veloster in a GRC array for a second season,” pronounced Millen. “The RMR Veloster demonstrates only how considerable a prolongation Hyundai Veloster is for bland enthusiasts. GRC fans get to knowledge rallycross versions of affordable, fun-to-drive cars exploited to their full competition potential. My daily motorist is a Veloster in racing white, and we adore it. The 6-speed primer is crisp-shifting, a audio complement cranks out my favorite tunes, and a hands-free Bluetooth connectivity is ideal for staying in hold with my competition team. And while it’s ideal for a daily commute, we can’t wait to contest in a RMR Veloster rallycross car.”

A second Hyundai Veloster also will be competing in a GRC series, driven by Stephan Verdier. Verdier’s Veloster is sponsored by Disney XD. Hyundai also partners with RMR in a Formula Drift array with a drift-prepared Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

2012 GLOBAL RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

May 26: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, North Carolina

June 9: Texas Motor Speedway, Dallas, Texas

June 30-31: Summer X-Games, Los Angeles, California

July 14: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire

September 1: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Atlanta, Georgia

September 29: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada

RHYS MILLEN
World Champion motorist Rhys “Mad Skills” Millen also pilots a RMR Hyundai Genesis Coupe in a Formula Drift Championship. Millen’s pushing certification embody film and promotion stunts, 2005 USA Drifting Champion, 2008 Formula Drift World Champion, 6 Pikes Peak universe annals 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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