News


R5 Rally

Dani returns to i20 R5 for Fafe

Spanish WRC crew joins customers at Portuguese rally


Spanish WRC crew joins customers at Portuguese rally

Our Spanish crew Dani and Carlos will return to the wheel of an i20 R5 rally car at the forthcoming Rali Serras de Fafe in Portugal (February 22-23), as they prepare for their opening round of the 2019 WRC season.

The gravel rally, the first round of the Portuguese national championship, will be the crew’s second appearance in an i20 R5, following on from a podium finish in last year’s Rally Barum.

“It is important to compete before Rally México,” commented Dani. “The Rali Serras de Fafe will help me and Carlos get back into the feel and the pace of competition after a winter out of the car. I’m looking forward to driving the Hyundai i20 R5 again. I drove it on tarmac last year, and it should be fun on the gravel stages as well.”

Portuguese front-runners

Dani and Carlos will be joining two other i20 R5 entrants, both supported by Hyundai Portugal, who will be starting their domestic campaigns in the popular event. After clinching the 2018 title, Armindo Araújo will begin his title defence, while European Rally Championship front-runner Bruno Magalhães, in his first career start in an i20 R5, will drive the second car.

Engineers from our Customer Racing department will be able to assist their Portuguese counterparts in preparing and setting up the cars for the rally. The additional support on site reaffirms the commitment to our customers.

“Having Dani and Carlos in an i20 R5 will provide the perfect foundation – alongside pre-event testing in the WRC car – for Rally México,” said our Team Director Andrea. “We will work closely with Hyundai Portugal to support them, and ensure we make a very strong start to the year alongside our customers in harnessing the potential of the i20 R5.”

SHARE:

Stay tunedSocial Stream →

Follow Us on Twitter

Recent R5 News

Latest Video

Instagram Photos / Story

  • Through the streets of Villa Carlos Paz! All the best action from SSS1 🇦🇷💯 #GameOn for tomorrow's stages👍
#HMSGOfficial #RallyArgentina #GameOn #WRC #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #Hyundai #rallying #instagood #instavideo
  • 🎤 #RallyArgentina A clean Shakedown for @amikkelsenrally & @andersjgraml. It's #GameOn 💯
----
#HMSGOfficial #WRC #GameOn #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #Hyundai #rallying #instavideo #instagood
  • 🎤 #RallyArgentina The rally will be a challenge but @danisordorallye & @carlosdelbarrio37 are feeling happy and confident. Tune in the hear how their Shakedown went 😄
#HMSGOfficial #WRC #GameOn #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #Hyundai #rallying #instavideo #instagood
  • 🎤 #RallyArgentina The feeling was good for @thierryneuville & @nicolasgilsoul in Shakedown🥈 Bring on SS1 this evening 💯
---
#HMSGOfficial #WRC #GameOn #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #Hyundai #rallying #instavideo #instagood
  • A wet and muddy shakedown is done and dusted ✅ @thierryneuville & @nicolasgilsoul were second in the stage👍 It is going to be a challenging rally 💯 #GameOn
#HMSGOfficial #RallyArgentina #GameOn #WRC #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #Hyundai #rallying #instagood #instavideo #mud
  • 🤔 What does it take to be victorious at the Hungaroring? The BRC Racing Team give their thoughts on the @fia_wtcr Race of Hungary 🇭🇺 #wtcr #hmsgofficial #raceofhungary #motorsport #instavideo #instagood
  • #BTS during the media lounge 🎤 It's time for the media to ask all their 'burning questions' to our drivers 😉
#HMSGOfficial #RallyArgentina #GameOn #WRC #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #Hyundai #rallying #instagood #instavideo #media
  • Welcome to @rallyargentina 🇦🇷 👀 Take a look #bts at all the action when technical scrutineering takes place 👍👍 #HMSGOfficial #RallyArgentina #GameOn #WRC #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #Hyundai #rallying #instagood #instavideo #scrutineering
  • Fog ✅ Watersplashes ✅ Sandy roads ✅ Rocky tracks ✅
Who is looking forward to @rallyargentina?
#HMSGOfficial #RallyArgentina #GameOn #WRC #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #Hyundai #rallying #instagood #instapic #picoftheday

You might also be interested in


Become a Pro

i20 R5

Our R5 crew are competing in selected rounds of the WRC2 class with the latest specification of our i20 R5.

Explore

Behind the scenes

Inside the factory

Welcome to a behind-the-scenes tour of Hyundai Motorsport GmbH. Here you will find a short overview of our main departments.

Have a look

Our History

What we do

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

Discover now