Hyundai to introduce a big evolution to i20N Rally2 from April 1st

The customer racing manager of Hyundai Motorsport, Benoit Nogier, reveals that his team will bring some major upgrades to i20N Rally2 from April 1.

The Alzenau-based team will not have a WRC2 squad for this season as its main focus is to win all the championships at the top level of World Rally Championship. However, Emil Lindholm and Teemu Suninen secured a five-rally programme with CHL Sport Auto team and will continue driving a Hyundai i20N Rally2 this year with the first one having participated in Sweden last week. With the view of improving the reliability and the performance of its car, the Hyundai mechanics have proposed some suspension and engine upgrades. The engine upgrades contain improvements on the torque, the power and the efficiency of the engine while the team will use five jokers in total which are set to be approved by FIA on February 28.

"We are planning to homologate a quite big evolution of the car on April 1", Nogier said.

"The biggest thing is an engine evolution, we will improve quite significantly the power and the efficiency of the engine, torque.

"So that will be the first step. 

"We are also working on reliability, little stuff we had in the past. 

"For example, we had a suspension problem last year in Finland with Emil Lindholm, we will solve that. 

"This is planned for the April 1, although we still have to finalize everything with the FIA for the homologation".


Photo Credits: Hyundai

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