Hyundai withdraws from the WRC?

The South Korean company has not yet confirmed whether it will be in the new era of the World Rally.

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During 2021 the World Rally makes the tour farewell to his current cars, the already mythical WRC. For 2022 a new regulation more in tune with these new times in which it is about minimizing carbon emissions. So the futures Rally1 they will be hybrids.

Such a change forces you to work early if you want to be protagonists. Toyota and M-Sport they're already working on their cars, but Hyundai not yet. And that has a reason: its continuity is not defined.

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“I don't have much to say about it… We haven't started yet because I don't have the budget or the authority to do it. Everyone knows that the later we start, the faster we will have to catch up ", he claimed Andrea AdamoResponsible for Hyundai Motorsport. At DirtFish.

The words of the team-manager are very clear: Hyundai's board of directors must define its future plans in the world of competition. Something that not only involves the WRC, but also the TCR, a specialty that has several vehicles in its range.

"I cannot say what percentage we will or will not be in the WRC in 2022. I did everything I could to support the FIA ​​and bought two hybrid kits because the entity asked me to"Adamo pointed out.

Hyundai has been highly committed to the WRC since 2014. While the drivers' title is still an unfinished business, it has demonstrated the competitiveness of its i20 WRC with the 2019 and 2020 brand championships.

The new Rally1s will use a unique hybrid system developed by Compact dynamics. The heart is a electric motor with a power of 100 kW which will be mated to 1.6-liter turbochargers. Vehicles will also use a standardized security cell for cost reasons.



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