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Hyundai unveils the new i20 WRC 2016
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Hyundai unveils the new i20 WRC 2016

Hyundai Motorsport has unveiled its sports project of face to the WRC 2016. During the ceremony held at the base of the Korean company in Alzenau, the team riders have unveiled the new World Rally Car of the brand. the final version of The Hyundai i20 WRC has presided over the event, showing off its new décor and new forms. Unlike the World Rally Car of the other manufacturers involved in the category, the i20 is a five-door hatchback, which translates in some ways peculiar. After 8,000 kilometres of testing, the model is ready for face-planting to the Polo R WRC.

The new Hyundai i20 WRC debuts new decoration with a
presence of the dark colors more striking. The contrast between the tones
oranges of the front wheels, and the black color of the rear supposed to
perhaps the main change in this up-to-date décor, because the blue
corporate remains as the common thread of the livery. No
what’s new in terms of sponsors
. In the i20 WRC appear the logos of the brands
derived from the manufacturer such as Hyundai Mobis, Hyundai Steel and Hyundai WIA,
as well as the logos of the partners of the technological as Michelin and Shell
Helix
.

Dani Sordo, Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon will compete permanently. The three riders will contest the fourteen tests that make up the World Rally in 2016, by which is confirmed that Hyundai Motorsport will field three i20 WRC new generation in each rally. The only exception will be the Monte carlo Rally, where Hyundai will field two i20 WRC 2016 for Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo, while Hayden Paddon will have to settle with a World Rally Car in 2015. From the Rally Sweden, second round of the championship, all will enjoy the new model.

During the event, it has been confirmed that Hyundai Motorsport will be more flexible in terms of its pilots.
As he did in a timely manner in the Rally Australia and the Rally
of Wales in 2015, pilots that join points for Hyundai Motorsport
iran changing. The brand does not define a pilot number 1
and Neuville, Sordo and Paddon iran alternating in cars #3, #4 and
#20, or what is the same, will drive for Hyundai Motorsport or for
Hyundai N of interchangeably. The Korean company will align its two strongest rider in each test.

The other big star of the presentation was the new
Hyundai i20 R5
. The Korean company has confirmed its approval for mid
from 2016, becoming one of the business avenues of the brand in the
next few months. Kevin Abbring is responsible for developing the i20 R5 and the i20
WRC 2017
, as the dutchman continues to maintain its role as a test pilot. Without
however, as confirmed by Michel Nandan, will also have a presence
competitive with the team in 2016. Played a program reduced with the i20 WRC,
presumably in the second half of the season.

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