Hyundai Motorsport customer results round-up

Hyundai Motorsport customer results round-up

21.03.2023: • Hayden Paddon scored overall victory with the i20 N Rally2 to begin the FIA European Rally Championship at Rally Serras de Fafe, where Craig Breen won the Portuguese national event

•    Hayden Paddon scored overall victory with the i20 N Rally2 to begin the FIA European Rally Championship at Rally Serras de Fafe, where Craig Breen won the Portuguese national event

•    Two Hyundai España-supported i20 N Rally2 crews stood on the Rallye Sierra Morena podium after sharing seven stage victories to start the new Spanish Superchampionship season.

•    Bryan Herta Autosport drivers Harry Gottsacker and Robert Wickens narrowly missed out on IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge victory at Sebring, where two Elantra N TCR teams scored podiums.

Hyundai Motorsport customers got off to a fantastic start in both the European and Portuguese championships at the Rally Serras de Fafe, where i20 N Rally2 drivers won in both series. In neighbouring Spain, i20 N Rally2 crews also started the Superchampionship season with podium finishes.

The i20 R5 continues to prove its worth in national competition with Josh Moffett claiming victory at the second round of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship. The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge also regrouped for its second round of the year, with Bryan Herta Autosport Elantra N TCR teams scoring a double podium at Sebring.

Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Manager Andrea Cisotti said: “The performance of our customers at Rally Serras de Fafe made for one of the most successful weekends yet for the i20 N Rally2.

Crews with the car claimed multiple stage wins ahead of an incredibly competitive field of RC2-spec cars, and Hayden Paddon and Craig Breen were able to convert their pace into the victories in the two series, with Georg Linnamäe putting another Hyundai on the podium.

Our customers’ strong starts to the season continued in Belgium and Ireland, and the double podium in Spain shows that Hyundai España crews will be in the title race once again. A similar result for our Elantra N TCR customers in the USA – in a dramatic race – again proves that they are one of the teams to beat in the series, even this early in the year.”

Andy Stobart, James Broomhead- photo Hyundai


21.03.2023 / MaP

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