2017 Crew


Chewon Lim and Martijn Wydaeghe began working together at Hyundai Motorsport in 2016, making their competitive rally debut in June.

Chewon Lim and Martijn Wydaeghe began working together at Hyundai Motorsport in 2016, making their competitive rally debut in June.

A former circuit racer, Chewon spent two seasons racing Formula 3 single-seaters in Europe. In December 2015, he was selected from 5,000 original applicants as the winner of national television show ‘The Rallyist’, which was aimed at finding a new Korean talent for international rallying.

The show put contestants through a rigorous testing program, with a range of challenges – physical tests and driving tasks, including a Gymkhana style runs on tarmac and gravel.

Kevin Abbring made an appearance along with other experienced drivers to offer their advice. Culminating in a small rally, Chewon was named the overall winner and has now moved to Germany as part of our HMDP line-up.

Young Belgian Martijn was chosen as Chewon’s co-driver, working with him as he learned the basic techniques of rally driving.

In 2016 they took part in seven events in total during the year in an R2-specification car. They also drove on the recce at WRC six events with our team.

2017 began a more intensive phase in the crew’s development as part of the HMDP as they step into a New Generation i20 R5 (for more information about the car, visit our R5 section). A 14-event schedule included both tarmac and gravel events with a continued program of training away from the stages.


Chewon Lim

Date of Birth: 7 January 1984

Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea

Nationality: South Korean

Interests: Tennis, Cycling, Travel, Music

Martijn Wydaeghe

Date of Birth: 1 September 1992

Place of Birth: Sint-Eloois-Winkel

Nationality: Belgian

Interests: Sports, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Travel, Family and Friends