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Rallying has formed the backbone of Hyundai Motorsport since our earliest days.

From our participation in the FIA World Rally Championship to the support of our customers, Hyundai has become a well-known name in rally series around the world. From a blank sheet of paper, we have developed our credentials against tough opposition. Our R5 has lit up the stages since 2016, and in 2020 our brand-new i20 N Rally2 was revealed for privateer teams and drivers. Our first WRC manufacturers’ title in 2019 strengthened our reputation in the global motorsport community, and we successfully repeated the feat a year later in 2020.


Success on the world’s rally stages led to our foray into circuit racing with the i30 N TCR.

It was a move that paid dividends as we showcased our capabilities to customers around the world. The i30 N TCR took title honours in the inaugural FIA WTCR season, followed by a successful defence of the drivers’ championship in 2019. The Veloster N TCR and Elantra N TCR have since joined our roster, and we opened an exciting new chapter with our first-ever electric racing car, the Veloster N ETCR.

Our History

Established on 19 December 2012, Hyundai Motorsport GmbH (HMSG) is responsible for Hyundai’s global motorsport activities, including WRC and Customer Racing.

Defending champions

There was one vital goal for our team in 2020: to one again bring home the WRC title. Despite a disrupted season, we successfully completed our mission. With three wins, 11 podiums and 54 stage wins, our company triumphed in the manufacturers’ championship for the second consecutive year.
Our customers were also affected as a result of the global pandemic, with many series forced to cancel or condense their seasons.
Nevertheless, the i20 R5, i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR continued to demonstrate their competitiveness around the world.

  • Second consecutive WRC manufacturers’ title
  • Three victories in Monte-Carlo, Estonia and Sardinia
  • TCR customers claimed 12 titles, 67 wins, 148 podiums and 68 pole positions in 2020
  • i20 R5 customers secured 3 titles, 37 wins, 105 podiums and 292 stage wins

On top of the world

A momentous year for our company was capped with an inaugural WRC manufacturers’ title, following four victories and a season full of highlights.
There was also plenty of success for our customers around the world. Norbert Michelisz powered the i30 N TCR to its second consecutive FIA WTCR championship, while the i20 R5, i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR racked up more wins and titles in 2019.

  • First-ever manufacturers’ championship title in WRC
  • Four victories – Corsica, Argentina, Sardinia and Spain
  • Norbert Michelisz triumphed in FIA WTCR with the i30 N TCR
  • Strong performance for TCR customers with 15 titles, 70 wins, and 171 podiums in 2019
  • i20 R5 customers enjoyed success on the stages with 3 titles, 59 wins, 134 podiums and 566 stage wins

Title chasers

Gabriele Tarquini took our i30 N TCR to the top of the inaugural WTCR standings in 2018, while our customers also triumphed in the team’s championship.

In WRC, three more victories ensured we were in close contention for glory right up to the season finale.

  • Inaugural FIA WTCR championship for i30 N TCR customers
  • Drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles in WRC went down to the wire in Australia
  • Three victories in Sweden, Portugal and Sardinia

Championship challengers

2017 was a season of mixed feelings for our team as we finished vice-champions in WRC for the second consecutive season.

Meanwhile, our Customer Racing activities intensified with competitive debut of the i30 N TCR racer.

  • New era for WRC; four victories with the i20 Coupe WRC
  • Closely fought second in both championships
  • i30 N TCR took victory on its competitive debut in China

Closing the gap

We enjoyed a return to winning ways in WRC in 2016, while also expanding our rally efforts into the R5 category.

Our New Generation i20 WRC proved to be a genuine contender with our crews fighting for victories and podiums regularly throughout the season.

  • WRC victories in Argentina and Sardinia.
  • 12 podiums, 47 stage wins and second in the championship
  • i20 R5 makes its debut at Tour de Corse

Making improvements

Building on our debut season, we sought consistency and refinement in our second WRC season. We added to our podium and stage win tally throughout the year.

We also established a brand new Customer Racing department, announcing a new i20 R5 project at our December team launch.

  • Development of New Generation i20 WRC in parallel to WRC
  • Podiums in Sweden, Sardinia and Spain
  • Customer Racing department officially established

A winning start

Our debut season in WRC was one filled with milestones and memories. From a tough opening round at Monte-Carlo, our first successes were just around the corner.

A podium in Mexico and an incredible 1-2 on home soil in Germany were the highlights.

  • Debut at Rallye Monte-Carlo
  • First podium in Mexico with Thierry and Nicolas
  • First win with 1-2 at Rallye Deutschland

Laying foundations

From a blank sheet of paper, our young team embarked on an ambitious programme during 2013.
As well as establishing our brand new facility and building a team of dedicated professionals we also saw the development of our new i20 WRC.

  • Establishing a brand new company
  • Building a team of dedicated professionals
  • Newly developed i20 WRC completed 8,000km in testing


If you want to get more detailed information about our history, have an exclusive look into our annual yearbooks.





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