Hyundai already analyzed Monte issues and performance

The deputy team principal of Hyundai Motorsport, Julien Moncet, reveals that his team has already analyzed its performance at Rallye Monte Carlo and has already done some changes in i20N Rally1 car.

The Korean team was in Finland at the end of January to test the i20N Rally1 car on snow conditions as a preparation for Rally Sweden.

In these tests, Hyundai brought some upgrades to the car with the intention of solving the reliability issues their drivers faced in Monte Carlo.

On February 8, Hyundai started its second round of testing for the second round of this year's World Rally Championship, but this time the tests will be held in Sweden.

So far, Thierry Neuville and Ott Tanak tested the i20N on snow conditions with the last one completing his test program today.

However, it must be mentioned that Hyundai is using for the first time Finland roads for its preparations for an event and, according to recent Moncet's sayings, it is doing this for stratigical reasons as the team wants to collect data to get closer to their rival, Toyota.

"We made a review of Monte-Carlo", Moncet said.

"We analysed the event, the performance and the issues as well as our organisation. 

"Already we worked to bring solutions to these points and use them in the test we did in Finland.

"We have some updated parts which we are using in the tests and it is already showing some promising results. 

"First we have to work on the reliability, but then we work on the performance.

"We start every rally with the aim to win.

"Monte was tough for us and that’s something we have to turn around. 

"The first aim for me is to have three cars at the finish and I think it’s possible to target having one of them on the podium".


Photo Credits: Hyundai

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