Solberg - It is important for Hyundai to stay positive

Oliver Solberg says that Hyundai must stay positive after the difficult start it had in 2022 and believes that there is already improvement on car's performance and reliability.

The Korean team was the last WRC team which started preparing its hybrid car for this year as Hyundai delayed to make a decision about its future in WRC. 

Their late decision has an impact to the team's performance as it faces many reliability issues which aare mainly related to the suspension and the transmission. 

However, Ott Tanak managed to secure the first victory for Hyundai in Sardinia this season giving hope to his people for the future.

Last but not least, it must be mentioned that the i20N Rally1 car had some engine upgrades in Estonia which will be throughout the season.

"I know that the factory in Alzenau is full of people who are working all the time they have to make the car faster and more reliable", Solberg said.

"We can see that. 

"We can see the speed coming quicker and quicker all of the time. 

"We will get there, that’s absolutely for sure and I don’t question that at all.

"I think we all know there’s been a hard start to the season for this team, but we also have to remember that this is a team made from world champions. 

"In 2019 and 2020, Hyundai Motorsport was the best in the world and that’s not such a long time ago.

"It’s important we stay positive and push hard towards the future. 

"We started this project a little bit behind, but results like the one Ott managed in Estonia and his win in Italy show that we are in the right direction. 

"And we’re all very determined to catch up fast".


Photo Credits: Hyundai

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