The Hyundai Motorsport Driver development Program (HMDP) was introduced in 2017 as part of our growing presence in the rallying community to find and nurture the future World Rally stars, helping them reach their potential.
It sits alongside our WRC and Customer Racing activities, based at our facility in Alzenau, Germany.
The initiative is intended to nurture up-and-coming, promising drivers and to help them reach their individual potential.
We offer them support in all areas of development as they learn the techniques required to become a successful rally driver.
One of the first beneficiaries of this new program is Chewon Lim (see our HMDP Crew section for more information). His participation in the HMDP will help promote international rallying in his native South Korea, expanding the audience for the sport, while also demonstrating Hyundai’s motorsport image around the world.
In the second half of 2017 we began the search for our next HMDP crew, with an in-depth selection process. In 2018 one crew will represent Hyundai Motorsport in WRC2 at the wheel of a New Generation i20 R5.