Hyundai Motorsport reaffirms dedication to WRC’s hybrid period

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Hyundai Motorsport reaffirms commitment to WRC’s hybrid era

31.03.2021: • Hyundai Motorsport has pledged its assist of recent hybrid laws within the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), which come into impact from the 2022 season

 
•    Hyundai Motorsport has pledged its assist of recent hybrid laws within the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), which come into impact from the 2022 season

•    Growth of the automotive might be centred on the Hyundai i20 N, reenforcing the vital hyperlink between motorsport and Hyundai’s manufacturing automotive expertise

•    The brand new WRC period will provide the two-time producers’ champions an thrilling new technical problem after eight seasons competing on the pinnacle of worldwide rallying.
 

Hyundai Motorsport has reaffirmed its dedication to the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), with the corporate creating a brand-new challenger for WRC’s hybrid period based mostly on the Hyundai i20 N street automotive.
 

The 2-time producers’ championship-winning crew – at present in its eighth season in WRC – helps the brand new course outlined by the FIA and the WRC Promoter which strengthens Hyundai’s use of motorsport as a showcase of its high-performance and sustainability credentials.

 
Hyundai Motorsport will even compete within the inaugural Pure ETCR championship later this yr with the Veloster N ETCR – the first-ever electrical race automotive developed by the corporate – because it actively promotes the switch of related expertise between motorsport and manufacturing automobiles. The introduction of hybrid into WRC strengthens this dedication but additional.

 
Having taken consecutive WRC titles in 2019 and 2020, the brand new laws will provide Hyundai Motorsport an thrilling new technical problem, whereas reflecting Hyundai Motor Firm’s values of pioneering spirit, innovation and management in future mobility.
 

For the reason that institution of Hyundai Motorsport on the finish of 2012, rallying and circuit racing has since turn into a key efficiency pillar for Hyundai. Data shared between the Alzenau-based firm and the Hyundai N model has already delivered success in WRC and the WTCR – World Touring Automotive Cup. The aggressive high-tech setting, through which break up seconds are essential, permits Hyundai to judge new applied sciences which might then inform growth of manufacturing vehicles.
 


Group Principal Andrea Adamo mentioned:
“Hyundai Motorsport exists to assist the worldwide aims set by Hyundai Motor Firm, by providing a reputable platform to showcase present and future automotive expertise. By way of racing and rallying, we’re in a position to affect and provides course to growth of tomorrow’s Hyundai street vehicles; this can be a actual honour and a job we take extremely severely.

We’re subsequently happy to assist to the long run course outlined by the FIA and the WRC Promoter with the brand new hybrid laws from 2022. We’ll develop our automotive across the Hyundai i20 N, which itself was impressed by our WRC success to this point. As two-time champions, we welcome the brand new problem and look ahead to flying the Hyundai flag into this new period.”
 


Vice President and Head of N Model Administration and Motorsport Sub-Division at Hyundai Motor Firm, Until Wartenberg mentioned:
“Motorsport stays a massively useful testbed for Hyundai’s future mobility fashions and expertise.

It’s crucial for us to embrace extra sustainable options, so we’re delighted to see WRC transfer on this course with new hybrid laws that may create a extra related hyperlink to our street car expertise. We relish the problem and know that the expert, skilled crew at Hyundai Motorsport will do all they’ll to keep up the title and rally-winning standing that they’ve constructed up in recent times.

The constructive impression that motorsport actions have on our high-performance N model and mom model Hyundai shouldn’t be undervalued; it’s the best platform on which we are able to develop future expertise whereas showcasing the sheer ardour and enjoyable of driving Hyundai vehicles.

Whether or not it’s with our Veloster N ETCR or the hybrid WRC challenger based mostly on the Hyundai i20 N, we’re dedicated to displaying how cutting-edge expertise will be mixed with extra sustainable options in motorsport.”

Thomas Vilette, pictures Hyundai

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