News


World Rally Championship

Prepared for Portugal

Hoping to consolidate our manufacturers’ lead


Hoping to consolidate our manufacturers’ lead

We’re back on European soil for the next round of the 2019 WRC season, Rally de Portugal, extending a run of gravel events following the recent South American double header.

Having scored a 1-2 result in Argentina and a podium in Chile, we hold a 29-point advantage in the manufacturers’ championship as the season approaches its midway mark. Our aim for Portugal is to consolidate that position.

“The championship is heating up and we know we have to be on our A-game if we are to reassert our credentials for this year’s title,” said our Team Director Andrea. “The crew line-up has been defined to give us the best chance possible to achieve our potential, but we are also well aware that our rivals will be pushing.”

Thierry and Nicolas were forced to retire in Chile after a heavy crash, but our Belgians will resume their championship campaign in Portugal, where they won twelve months ago.

Fighting fit

“We have had some very strong results at Rally de Portugal in recent seasons,” said Thierry. “Nicolas and I are fighting fit and ready to support the team to our full capability in the manufacturers’ title battle.”

Joining them will be Dani/Carlos and Sébastien /Daniel in the #6 and #19 i20 Coupe WRC cars respectively. All three crews are ready for action, having tested the car on gravel in Europe ahead of the rally.

“Portugal is a nice event,” said Dani. “There is always a fantastic atmosphere, which makes it a pleasure to drive there. My target is to fight for the victory and to bring home as many points as possible.”

“Participating in this rally is an unexpected bonus, but I am looking forward to it greatly,” added Sébastien. “I found a really nice feeling in Chile. If we can get quickly back into the same rhythm, I am hopeful we can feature strongly.”

A fast, technical and complicated event, Rally de Portugal will introduce a new-look for this year, revisiting stages in the Arganil region for the first time since 2001. In addition to the fresh challenges, there will also be firm favourites, including the spectacular Fafe stage and its iconic jump.

The event gets underway with a ceremonial start on Thursday, May 30 at Coimbra.

SHARE:

Stay tunedSocial Stream →

Follow Us on Twitter

Recent WRC News

Latest Video

Instagram Photos / Story

  • 🥇Rallye Granada ✅ Enjoy watching @sebloebofficiel & @danos_elena behind the wheel 🤩🤩
.
.
.
#HMSGOfficial #RallyeGranada #WRC #Hyundai #GameOn #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #instagood #rallying #rally #motorsport #instavideo #instadaily #instalikes #instacool
  • Romanian 🇹🇩 national champions in the i20 R5! 🏆
A 5th win of the season for @simonetempestini, the latest at the TESS Rally, clinches the domestic title at the end of a superb 2019 campaign. 🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇 #HMSGOfficial #Hyundai #HyundaiMotorsport #HyundaiMotorsportCustomerRacing #i20 #R5 #i20R5 #motorsport #rally #rallying #romania #FRAS #CNRD #action #TessRally #RallyBrasov #SimoneTempestini #champion #champagne #victory #winning #car #racecar #rallycar #carsofinstagram #caroftheday #instacar #instapic #instagood
  • It's show time 🎬 Let's go rallying 👊💯 #RallyeGranada
.
.
.
#HMSGOfficial #WRC #Hyundai #GameOn #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #instagood #rallying #rally #motorsport #instavideo #instadaily #instalikes #instacool
  • @sebloebofficiel & @danos_elena are back in action at Rallye Granada this week 💯👊 👀 Watch them tear it up on the Spanish roads 🙌
.
.
.
#HMSGOfficial #RallyeGranada #WRC #Hyundai #GameOn #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #instagood #rallying #rally #motorsport #instavideo #instadaily #instalikes #instacool
  • @rallyracc is fast approaching 🏎💨 but first get your onboard fix with @thierryneuville & @nicolasgilsoul at @walesrallygb 👏👏
.
.
.
.
#HMSGOfficial #WRC #WalesRallyGB #Hyundai #GameOn #FIAWRC #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #instagood #rallying #WRCLive #motorsport #instavideo #instadaily #instalikes #rally #instacool
  • As the next round of @fia_wtcr fast approaches, let’s throwback to Race of China in our best of slow-mo video! .
.
.
.
#hmsgofficial #wtcr #raceofchina #ningbo #touringcars #motorsport #extremesports #racing #instavideo #instagood
  • In need of a #rally fix? 👀 @walesrallygb #slowmo style 🙌🙌
.
.
.
.
#HMSGOfficial #WRC #WalesRallyGB #Hyundai #GameOn #FIAWRC #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #instagood #rallying #WRCLive #motorsport #instavideo #instadaily #instalikes #rally #instacool
  • 🥇🏆 A WIN at @rallylegendofficial for @thierryneuville & @nicolasgilsoul 🙌 👀 watch them fly on the stages 🚀
.
.
.
#HMSGOfficial #WRC #Hyundai #GameOn #i20CoupeWRC #i20 #instagood #rallying #rally #motorsport #instavideo #instadaily #instalikes #instacool
  • @joshfiles99 is 2019 @tcreurope champion!!🏆🍾🇪🇺 i30 N TCR customers take the drivers' and teams' titles from the incredibly competitive series.
#HMSGOfficial #Hyundai #HyundaiMotorsport #HyundaiMotorsportCustomerRacing #i30 #i30N #i30NTCR #motorsport #TCR #TCREurope #Monza #Race2 #champion #winner #champagne #touringcar #racing #race #racecar #joshfiles #targetcompetition #carsofinstagram #caroftheday #instacar #instapic #instagood

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