April 25, 2016 – Hyundai Motorsport has taken a second ever feat in a FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on a stirring final day in Argentina, turn 4 of a 2016 season.
Hayden Paddon and John Kennard, who have been among a quickest, constructed a marvellous Power Stage opening to obscure hard-pushing Sébastien Ogier and explain undisguised feat by 14.3 seconds.
The outcome not usually outlines Hayden Paddon’s entrance WRC win, though also a lass feat for Hyundai Motorsport’s New Generation i20 WRC in usually a fourth outing. It also continues a team’s many rival start to a WRC deteriorate in a brief story adding a third lectern and cementing Hyundai Motorsport’s second place in a Manufacturers’ Championship.
Hayden Paddon commented: “I can’t trust it! we unequivocally didn’t consider we were going to be means to hang on. It all came down to a Power Stage and we pushed unequivocally hard. It was utterly special to lift out that opening on El Condor. We’ve worked a lot on that theatre given I’ve not been utterly clever on a parsimonious and twisty stages. We gathering a wheels off a car. It’s a lot to take in during a moment. It’s a illusory outcome for me, John and a whole team. A outrageous volume of work has left into a New Generation i20 WRC. we knew from a initial exam that we could win with it. we usually didn’t utterly design it to be so soon.”
This feat continues Hyundai Motorsport’s considerable start to a 2016 WRC deteriorate after podiums in Monte-Carlo and Sweden, and fourth in Mexico. It is a team’s initial win given Rallye Deutschland in 2014 and this afternoon’s Power Stage opening underlines a intensity that a New Generation i20 WRC has on a turn personification margin opposite a rivals.
Team Principal Michel Nandan said: “This is a convene weekend that we will never forget! Hayden has put in a opening of his career to take one of a many renouned victories we’ve seen in WRC in new times. His gait and joining in a Power Stage was impressive; he and John both merit this win. It’s illusory for all of us during Hyundai Motorsport. It is a second win in WRC though a initial with a New Generation i20 WRC in usually a fourth event. We’ve worked so tough on this automobile so to see a fruit of a work is really special. All a drivers and group members can share in this moment. While we will suffer this moment, we know there is some-more to do so we will continue to pull growth of a New Generation i20 WRC. Portugal is subsequent with a new set of final and challenges.”
The fifth turn of a FIA World Rally Championship, Rally de Portugal, takes place 19-22 May as Hyundai Motorsport aims to continue a winning movement with a New Generation i20 WRC.
About Hyundai Motorsport GmbH
Established on 19 Dec 2012, Hyundai Motorsport GmbH is obliged for Hyundai’s tellurian motorsport activities and essentially for a World Rally Championship programme. Based in Alzenau on a hinterland of Frankfurt in Germany, a association embarked on a entrance deteriorate in a FIA World Rally Championship in 2014 with a bespoke group of learned staff and a code new car, a Hyundai i20 WRC. The group done a clever sense in a initial year claiming lectern formula in Mexico and Poland, as good as a noted 1-2 in Germany. In a second season, a group was concerned in a closely fought conflict for second place in a Manufacturers’ Championship, adding some-more podiums and theatre wins to a tally. For a third deteriorate in WRC, Hyundai Motorsport has grown a code new car, a New Generation i20 WRC, that done a convene entrance with a lectern finish in Rallye Monte-Carlo in Jan 2016.
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