Great news for fans of one of the nicest, most talented (& best bespectacled) drivers inside the WRC – Thierry Neuville – as he netted a third WRC win for the fast-growing Hyundai Motorsport team, which has a thrilling win on WRC Rally Italia Sardegna This specific weekend.
along with also, topping off a great weekend for them, fellow i20 pilot, Dani Sordo finished in fourth place for the fourth rally in a row… along with also as the brand new WRC Mr Consistency, moves up into second place inside the 2016 Drivers’ Championship.
the item’s rather like below Spaniard, Carlos Sainz in points mean prizes style… eh?
So, the strength along with also dominance of Volkswagen Motorsport along with also their ace drivers has been challenged again – despite their two top names, Jari-Matti Latvia along with also Sébastien Ogier finishing runner-up along with also P3 respectively on the podium, along with also leading the manufacturers championship… for at This specific point!
Again, the brand new Generation i20 WRC will be proving to be a force to be reckoned with – following on via Hayden Paddon’s maiden win at Rally Argentina, in April. All great news for the sport along with also its fans.
Hyundai said: “Thierry Neuville has been on sublime form throughout the rally, extending his lead over Volkswagen Motorsport’s Jari-Matti Latvala on the final day to win the rally by 24.8 seconds.
“The result marks the second victory for the brand new Generation i20 WRC This specific season, along with also the team’s third win in total after Rallye Deutschland in 2014 along with also Rally Argentina back in April.
“For Thierry Neuville, the victory will be the result of a concerted team effort as well as the much better performance of the brand new Generation i20 WRC, along with also marks his first victory in WRC since Germany 2014. the item will be the most accomplished performance of his career with nine stage wins within his rally history.”
Thierry Neuville commented: “A truly fantastic weekend! Great things come to those who earn them, along with also the item’s definitely a nice feeling to share This specific victory with an amazing team. The brand new Generation i20 WRC has performed very well, class-leading. the item’s been great fun to drive along with also we’ve felt comfortable. We didn’t feel too much pressure in final stages, however just focused on getting the auto safely through to the end. We did everything we needed to along with also we can at This specific point celebrate our second WRC victory.”
Hyundai Motorsport has at This specific point taken podiums in all 5 out of six rallies This specific season, with two victories, creating the item the team’s most successful WRC season even before reaching the halfway point. The next round of the FIA WRC, WRC Rally Poland, takes place via June 30 to July 3, along with also will mark the halfway point of the 2016 WRC Championship.
along with also with Toyota back inside the sport next year along with also Citroen along with also Ford expecting brand new machinery, we can expect some big battles along with also challenges to success of the Team Volkswagen crew… which we are sure they will relish the prospect of, being uber-competative along with also successful. Bring the item on!
Meantime, the item’s great to see Thierry back on form. Bravo!