현대자동차 월드랠리팀, 2020 WRC 이탈리아 랠리 우승
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Hyundai Motors World Rally Team wins the 2020 WRC Italy Rally
Results that prove Hyundai's strong driving performance
[Introduction of the case / Reporter Moon Hong-cherl] = Hyundai Motor Company won the first and second place at the same time in the Italian rally held in the 6th round of the World Rally Championship (hereinafter referred to as WRC) and achieved a double podium for three consecutive years following the last rally in Estonia and Turkey.
Hyundai Motor Company, Dani Sordo of the Hyundai Motors World Rally Team, won the championship at the 6th competition of the '2020 WRC' held in Sardegna, Italy for three days from 9-11, and Thierry Neuville. It was announced on Monday that it has retaken the lead in the 2020 WRC Manufacturers Championship by taking second place.
As a result, Hyundai Motor Company secured the fourth championship cup (winning 2016 and 2018-20) at all-time Italy Rally and achieved a grand record for six consecutive years from 2015.
Dani Sordo took the lead with the i20 Coupe WRC race car on the first day and then performed a perfect run that did not allow a single reverse until the last stage, reaching the top of the Italian Rally Podium with a record of 2 hours, 41 minutes and 37.5 seconds.
Team-mate Thierry Neuville also held a fierce battle for the second place, and took a turnaround in the last stage and presented a drama-like game. The difference from Toyota's Sebastien Ozzie, who stayed in third place, was only one second.
With this win and runner-up, Hyundai Motor recaptured the top of the Manufacturers Championship by adding 43 points (1st place: 25 points, 2nd place: 18 points), which is the largest point in a single game, to 208 points, overtaking Toyota. On the other hand, Toyota, which took 3rd and 4th place, fell to 2nd place with 201 points.
In the background of reaching the top of the Podium at the Italian rally, the performance of the i20 Coupe WRC race car was optimized to match the local road covered with thin and soft sand. As a result, Hyundai Motor Company was ranked 5 out of the top 8 cars in this competition, which can be seen as a result of demonstrating the strong driving performance of Hyundai Motor Company.
Hyundai Motor Company, the “defending champion,” who won the overall victory in the WRC manufacturing sector in 2019, has stepped closer to achieving the WRC 2nd straight victory this year thanks to the favorable performance of the Italian rally. The 2020 WRC has only two games left.
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Andrea Adamo, manager of Hyundai Team, said, “I am most pleased to regain the lead in the manufacturer's championship as well as rise to the 1st and 2nd place in Italy.” “The two remaining rally were prepared without a hitch to achieve Hyundai's 2nd consecutive WRC victory. I will do it,” he said.
WTCR also won the victory and won the 3rd final race against Slovakia
Hyundai's commercial race car i30 N TCR won the third of the three races of the 2020 WTCR 3rd Competition held on the Slovakia Ring circuit in Slovenia during the same period.
WTCR is a global top class touring car competition in which a large number of high-performance race cars of C segment by manufacturers such as Audi, Volkswagen, and Honda participate.
The schedule of this year's competition has been reduced due to the risk of corona19 infection, and a total of two to three final races will be held per competition in six European countries. As a result, the results of a total of 16 final races per year are summed to determine the overall winning team and the winning driver for the year.
In the third final race of this 3rd competition, Ensler Hyundai N Liquimoly Racing Team's Nicky Catsburg took first place, and in the first final race of the same competition, BRC Hyundai N Luke Oil Squadra Corset's Gabrielle Gabriele Tarquini finished second.
Hyundai Motor's i30 N TCR won the overall championship in the driver and team divisions in 2018, the first year of the WTCR's launch, and also won a second straight victory in the driver division in 2019.
Meanwhile, Hyundai Motor Company is the world's top motor sports stage including WRC based on active partnerships with not only major affiliates of the Hyundai Motor Group such as Hyundai Mobis, Hyundai Steel, and Innocence Worldwide, but also global companies such as Shell, Hanon Systems, and Yukoka Carriers. I have been continuing the challenge from above.
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