Will Hyundai continue in the World Rally Championship? Everything to point to yes. At least he thinks so Andrea Adamo, director of Hyundai Motorsport. The Italian team-manager confirmed that the Korean brand's team has already started working on their car for him. Rally1, the new senior class of the tournament that will start rolling in 2022.
"I can say that I am optimistic that Hyundai Motorsport will join the new era of the WRC in 2022, but obviously we are still awaiting confirmation from Hyundai Motor Company in Korea.", Adamo assured Motorsport.
"Once we have the green light we will not start from a blank sheet of paper: our engineers and our design office have already been working based on the information we have so far", he clarified.
Although Toyota y M-Sport they have already started to work on their future vehicles, which will be equipped with hybrid systems as indicated by the new regulations; Adamo does not feel at a disadvantage because the provider of this technology, the German company Compact dynamics, has been late in the delivery of the components.
"I can also say that the delivery of the hybrid kits has been delayed several times, so even those manufacturers who have already confirmed their presence in 2022 and are already working on their cars, cannot carry out full tests because of this"He said.