News


World Rally Championship

Homeward Bound

Gearing up for a return to tarmac in Germany


Gearing up for a return to tarmac in Germany

We are hoping for good fortunes as we return home for Rallye Deutschland, round ten of the 2019 WRC season and the second tarmac rally of the year.

Twisty vineyard tracks in the Mosel, smooth Saarland countryside, and multi-surface military roads keep our drivers on their toes throughout, especially when unpredictable weather is added into the mix.

Thierry/Nicolas, Andreas/Anders and Dani/Carlos will compete in the three Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC cars. All three of our crews will be aiming for a strong and consistent weekend to help the team maintain the lead of the championship.

Ready for the challenge

Our team had a satisfactory outing earlier this month in Rally Finland, our toughest event of the season. We lead the manufacturers’ standings by 24 points over our nearest rivals with five rounds of the season remaining.

“We are excited to compete in our home event and build on our recent good form,” said our Team Director Andrea. “We took victory in the first tarmac rally of the year on Corsica, and we have been working hard to be able to challenge for the win again in Germany.”

Our Belgian crew secured our maiden WRC victory at Rallye Deutschland in 2014 and have set their sights on a return to their winning ways.

“Germany is a very challenging event due to the fact that you have three different days with very different characteristics,” commented Thierry. “We will be pushing to fight at the front.”

Proven pace setters

Dani and Carlos return for their first event since their victory in Sardinia. “I have won here in the past and been on the podium many times,” said Dani. “Normally I am on the pace every year, so I hope this year will be the same.”

Our Norwegian crew will be aiming to build on their recent strong run on gravel. “Rallye Deutschland is a beautiful rally, and it will represent our first time on tarmac for quite a while. It’s important to find consistency and score as many points as possible,” concluded Andreas.

Rallye Deutschland takes in 19 stages over 343.95km, beginning on Thursday with the 5.2km St Wendeler Land sprint. Saturday will represent the longest day of the rally with eight stages over a competitive distance of 157.92km in the Saarland countryside and intimidating Baumholder military zone.

SHARE:

Stay tunedSocial Stream →

Follow Us on Twitter

Recent WRC News

Latest Video

Instagram Photos / Story

  • 🤔 What makes Race of Macau so special? We asked Gabriele Tarquini and Nicky Catsburg to tell us more .
.
.
.
.
#hmsgofficial #wtcr #raceofmacau #circuitdaguia #racing #touringcars #streetcircuit #carsofinstagram #racing #motorsport #instavideo #instagood
  • 📽 Watch our exciting journey to Manufacturers' World Rally Champions🥇👏. 4️⃣ amazing victories in 2019 and 1️⃣3️⃣ individual podium results! It was a massive team effort 🙌 #teamwork
.
.
.
#HMSGOfficial #RallyAustralia #Win #Champions #Championship #WRC #Hyundai #GameOn #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #instagood #rallying #rally #motorsport #instavideo #instadaily #instalikes #instacool
  • 🥇🏆Hyundai Motorsport has been mathematically crowned 2019 FIA World Rally Champion for Manufacturers*, due to the cancellation of @rallyaustralia.
The teams celebration of the world championship is tempered by genuine sadness for the communities that are impacted by the devastating bushfires in #Australia.
We send our thoughts and best wishes to those affected 🇦🇺❤️ *Subject to confirmation of the results by the #FIA .
.
#HMSGOfficial #GameOn #win #champions #championship #WRC #Hyundai #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #instagood #rallying #rally #motorsport #instavideo #instadaily #instalikes #instacool #NSW
  • #Repost @rallyaustralia
・・・
Kennards Hire Rally Australia 2019 event cancelled. Thank you for your support and understanding.
  • @motorsportirl supported driver @c.devine27 enjoyed a sensational debut in the i20 R5, and in the 🔝 class of the @fiaerc. He finished third🥉 overall at @rallyhungary 🇭🇺, including winning an amazing final stage!
@pcrs_rallysport
#HMSGOfficial #Hyundai #HyundaiMotorsport
#HyundaiMotorsportCustomerRacing #i20 #R5 #i20R5 #FIAERC #ERC #EuropeanRallyChampionship #RallyHungary #MotorsportIreland #Billycolemanaward #rally #rallying #action #car #callumdevine #racecar #caroftheday #carsofinstagram #instacar #instapic #instagood
  • @rallyaustralia is here 🇭🇲 @danisordorallye & @craigbreen__ explore the local activities on offer 🙌 Watch @craigbreen__ get up close and personal with the reptiles of #Australia 🦎🐍😅
.
.
.
#HMSGOfficial #RallyAustralia #WRC #Hyundai #GameOn #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #instagood #rallying #rally #motorsport #instavideo #instadaily #instalikes #instacool
  • #OBC Enjoy the last of the tarmac action from @rallyracc before we head to the final round at @rallyaustralia 🦘🇦🇺 #GameOn
.
.
.
#HMSGOfficial #RallyRACC #WRC #Hyundai #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #instagood #rallying #rally #motorsport #instavideo #instadaily #instalikes #instacool
  • 🎥 Suzuka in slow motion! Enjoy our latest best of video from @fia_wtcr Race of Japan 🇯🇵
.
.
.
.
.
#hmsgofficial #wtcr #raceofjapan #slowmo #suzuka #motorsport #racing #circuit #instavideo #instagood
  • 💥 Maximum attack 💥 🥇 SS4 for @danisordorallye & @carlosdelbarrio37 🏎💨 #onboard #OBC
.
.
.
#HMSGOfficial #RallyRACC #WRC #Hyundai #GameOn #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #instagood #rallying #rally #motorsport #instavideo #instadaily #instalikes #instacool

You might also be interested in


Become a Pro

Inside WRC

The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) is the undisputed pinnacle of the sport, where the world’s best drivers and their co-drivers vie for glory.

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