World Rally Championship

Without the support of our partners, sponsors and suppliers we would not be able to go rallying. They play a pivotal role in helping us to develop all areas of our team operation. Read more about each of them here and the positive working relationship we share together.

Title Sponsors


Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with more than 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. Shell has a rich history in motorsport. Since the 1920s, Shell has empowered its partners in motorsport programs as the supplier of fuel and lubricants. As global partners since 2005, Hyundai and Shell enjoy a truly collaborative and long-standing relationship: remaining true to their roots and committed to excellence. It is a relationship that helps power towards joint objectives, and the learnings gained together through collaboration on the track are transferred directly to the Shell Helix Ultra lubricants available to Hyundai customers around the world. 2024 is the ten-year anniversary of the Hyundai Motorsport and Shell strategic technical partnership in the WRC and the partnership has taken 2 WRC championships to date.

Hyundai Mobis

Hyundai Mobis, founded in 1977, transformed into a company specialising in auto parts in 1999, employing more than 303,125000 people in 32 28 production sites in 10 countries and ranking sixth fifth in the global auto parts industry. It continues to develop technologies focusing on modules (chassis, cockpits, front-ends) and core components (braking, steering, suspension, safety, lamps, and electrical equipment), leading the future mobility innovation of autonomous driving, connectivity, and electrification. To this end, the company is actively investing in future new technologies at the Technical Centres (in Korea, the United States, Germany, China and India) and Open Innovation Centres (in the United States and China).

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Hyundai Steel

Since its initial establishment as an automobile manufacturer, Hyundai Motor Group has evolved into a leading global player in such areas as vehicles, materials, part, finance, and logistics. Hyundai Steel, the backbone of the Group, has also grown, changing from the leading steel company through building of its own blast furnaces and integrated steelworks. The completion of Hyundai Steel’s fully integrated steelworks means that the Hyundai Motor Group has developed the world’s very first fully integrated resources recycling business system, ranging from iron ore to finished vehicles to scrap steel and back again. Established as Korea's first steelmaker in 1953, Hyundai Steel is enhancing its competitiveness in the world market even further through its stable blast and electric arc furnace operations.

Hyundai WIA

Hyundai WIA, established in 1976, is one of the world’s leading automotive parts maker. The company also produces machine tools and has attained the biggest market share in South Korea since the year 2000. Other business areas include heavy machineries, defence products and aircraft parts.   Hyundai WIA has built the foundation for the global automotive industry by producing various car parts such as engines, modules, turbo chargers and C.V Joints and producing precision machine tools and factory automation systems and customised solutions.   Also, the company is actively responding to the new trends in automotive development and creating a new industrial society through continuous research and development on other fields. Hyundai WIA is now evolving into a world-class leading corporation, armed with innovation and a determination to build a better future for all.

Official Suppliers

Established in 1872, Pirelli is among the world’s leading tyre producers. It is the only pure consumer tyre company that includes car, motorbike, and bicycle tyres as well as associated services. Pirelli has a distinct positioning in high value tyres, characterised by an advanced technology with more than 3,800 homologations obtained, thanks to partnerships with the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world. In order to achieve the highest levels of performance, safety and containment of environmental impact, Pirelli has always been strongly committed to research and development, in which it invested 6% of revenue from high-value products in 2021. Involved in motorsport since 1907, Pirelli has been the exclusive official tyre partner of the Formula 1™ World Championship since 2011 and has renewed the agreement until 2024. Pirelli is also the sole supplier of the World Rally Championship. Thanks to its commitment in motorsport, Pirelli is able to develop the highest technology that can be delivered to road legal tyres. Pirelli's commitment to the creation of sustainable value, a characteristic of the Company's responsible management and its economic, social and environmental performances has resulted in its inclusion in some of the world’s most prestigious sustainability stock market indices such as the Dow Jones World and Europe Sustainability Indices and Global Compact LEAD of the United Nations.
Alpinestars is a world-leading manufacturer of professional racing products; high-performance apparel and technical footwear. Alpinestars understands that the best design and research is achieved under extreme conditions. Since its inception in 1963, the success of Alpinestars has been underpinned by constant product innovation, research, development and technical excellence thereby delivering for over 60 years’ drivers and riders protection. Alpinestars employs over 500 staff worldwide; with headquarters in Northern Italy, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Singapore. Our involvement in WRC, Formula 1, NASCAR, AMA and World Motocross and MotoGP has led to the creation of the most advanced technical equipment for the world racing’s top teams and athletes.
Akrapovič is a manufacturer of exhaust systems for motorcycles and premium cars. It is renowned around the globe as a very innovative high-tech company that uses advanced technology and high-quality materials in exhaust system design. Akrapovič exhaust systems are renowned for increasing performance, unmistakable sound, innovative design, lightweight construction, quality workmanship, and durability. Akrapovič was founded in 1991 by former racer and Slovenia native Igor Akrapovič. The brand has grown to international prominence through its successful support of racing teams that lead their class in many forms of premier motorsport. The company’s state-of-the-art factories in Slovenia also include an in-house titanium foundry and metallurgical laboratory. Akrapovič sells its products in over eighty countries.
IXO Model is a world-leading manufacturer of die-cast model in several different scales. Our goal is to put together the most advanced manufacturing techniques, to manufacture the best die-cast scale models replicas to our collectors community. With more then 20 year of experience, our headquarters are located in Macau SAR and we divide our own production facilities between China and Bangladesh.

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