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.


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

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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