06/13/2016, FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA
- Hyundai Motorsport has taken a third WRC win as Thierry Neuville stormed to feat during WRC Rally Italia Sardegna
- Dani Sordo finished in fourth place for a fourth convene in a row, and moves adult into second place in a 2016 Drivers’ Championship
- New Generation i20 WRC is once again proven as a opening oriented and a class-leading rival convene machine
June 13, 2016 – Hyundai Motorsport has cumulative a second feat of a 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) deteriorate with a widespread opening by a Hyundai Motorsport team’s Thierry Neuville in WRC Rally Italia Sardegna (June 9~12).
Thierry Neuville has been on high form via a rally, fluctuating his lead over Volkswagen Motorsport’s Jari-Matti Latvala on a final day to win a convene by 24.8 seconds.
The outcome outlines a second feat for a New Generation i20 WRC this season, and a team’s third win in sum after Rallye Deutschland in 2014 and Rally Argentina behind in April.
Hyundai Motorsport group motorist Dani Sordo also had a trouble-free run to explain his fourth uninterrupted fourth place position. Kevin Abbring, meanwhile, was on tip of their diversion to finish second in a Power Stage, securing their initial WRC points.
For Thierry Neuville, a feat is a outcome of a accordant group bid as good as a softened opening of a New Generation i20 WRC, and outlines his initial feat in WRC given Germany 2014. It is a many achieved opening of his career with 9 theatre wins within his convene history.
Thierry Neuville commented: “A truly illusory weekend! Great things come to those who acquire them, and it’s really a good feeling to share this feat with an extraordinary team. The New Generation i20 WRC has achieved really well, class-leading. It’s been good fun to expostulate and we’ve felt comfortable. We didn’t feel too many vigour in final stages, though only focused on removing a automobile safely by to a end. We did all we indispensable to and we can now applaud a second WRC victory.”
Hyundai Motorsport has now taken podiums in 5 out of 6 rallies this season, with dual victories, creation it a team’s many successful WRC deteriorate even before reaching a median point. Next turn of a FIA WRC, WRC Rally Poland, takes place from Jun 30 to Jul 3, and will symbol a median indicate of a 2016 WRC Championship.