Hyundai opens doors to new WRC facility in Alzenau, Germany
|By David Evans||Thursday, June 13th 2013, 16:18 GMT|
Hyundai Motorsports has opened the doors to its new World Rally Championship base in Alzenau, Germany.
While work on both the factory and the i20 WRC has been continuing throughout the year, the building was formally inaugurated today (June 13).
Hyundai Motorsport team principal Michel Nandan said: "Today marks another important step forward in our thrilling task of developing a motorsport team from scratch as we inaugurate our headquarters.
"We have a challenge ahead of us and we have the perfect facility here to prepare for it."
Hyundai invited other teams and stakeholders from the WRC to come and have a look around its factory.
Hyundai Motorsport President Gyoo-Heon Choi added: "I'm very proud to officially open Hyundai's new home of motorsport.
"Hyundai Motorsport acts as a performance engineering platform for the global business as well as a brand platform, helping to raise expectations and perceptions of the brand in a relevant and exciting way."
Hyundai's i20 WRC has begun what will be a punishing test programme as it prepares for a Monte Carlo Rally debut in January.