Hyundai plans Rally Poland WRC assault

Hyundai plans Rally Poland WRC assault

Hyundai Motorsport tell us they intend to continue their recent World Rally Championship (WRC) success at the Rally Poland, which commences tonight Australian time.

After victory in two of the last three WRC rounds, Rally Poland marks the half way point in the championship with Hyundai sitting just behind the consistently fast Volkswagen.

Hyundai Team Principal Michel Nandan says the team has prepared well for Poland, a rally famous for having long and challenging stretches of gravel.

“It’s a demanding, ultra-quick gravel rally, one of the fastest of the season.

“We took a podium in Poland two years ago, and were close again last season, so the top-three is our target and strong points finished for all three cars.”

While star Hyundai driver Hayden Paddon needs to bounce back after two retirements since his victory in Argentina in April.

“We know this year’s New Generation i20 WRC car works very well in fast sections and Poland of course is a very fast rally with a lot of straights.

“I am really looking forward to it and to putting our previous two rallies behind us.

“I think we can challenge right up the front, we’ve had a good test and the feeling is really good.”

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