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Abiteboul identifies first tasks as Hyundai WRC boss

Defining a clear structure and creating a strong team spirit are among the first objectives Cyril Abiteboul wants to achieve as team principal of Hyundai’s World Rally Championship programme.

Abiteboul outlines reasons behind Hyundai WRC move

New Hyundai team principal Cyril Abiteboul has explained the reasons behind his surprise move into the World Rally Championship.

Hyundai announces ex-Renault F1 boss Abiteboul as WRC team principal

Hyundai Motorsport has announced former Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul as the team principal of its World Rally Championship and customer racing programmes.

Lappi, Breen complete Hyundai 2023 WRC switch

Hyundai Motorsport has announced its 2023 World Rally Championship driver line-up, which includes the signings of Esapekka Lappi and Craig Breen.

M-Sport announces Breen departure from WRC squad

Craig Breen will leave the M-Sport Ford World Rally Championship team after it was agreed to terminate his contract a year early. 

WRC win on Toyota's home soil provided extra motivation for Hyundai

Winning in Toyota’s backyard was an extra motivation for Hyundai according to deputy team director Julien Moncet after witnessing a history making 1-2 at Rally Japan.

WRC Japan: Sordo fire red flags opening Friday stage

World Rally Championship officials have been forced to red flag the opening Friday stage of Rally Japan after Dani Sordo’s Hyundai burst into flames.

Lappi favourite to land 2023 Hyundai WRC drive

Esapekka Lappi appears set to join Hyundai’s World Rally Championship squad as replacement for Ott Tanak for 2023.

Tanak announces Hyundai WRC departure following 2022 season

Ott Tanak will leave Hyundai Motorsport following the conclusion of the 2022 World Rally Championship, after electing to conclude his contract prematurely.

Hyundai perplexed by double WRC hybrid drama for Tanak on Rally Spain

Hyundai Motorsport has been left perplexed by hybrid issues that afflicted two different units in Ott Tanak’s World Rally Championship challenger during Friday’s stages at Rally Spain.

How Hyundai brought the car swap challenge into the 21st century
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How Hyundai brought the car swap challenge into the 21st century

The iconic car swap between motorsport stars is well known, and Hyundai has put a fresh twist on it by placing together two of its leading drivers to experience each other’s rally hybrid and all-electric touring car machinery. Here’s how they got on

Hyundai reviewing 2023 WRC driver line-up, Tanak speculation grows

Hyundai Motorsport is reviewing its World Rally Championship driver-line-up for next year while speculation continues to link Ott Tanak to a move to M-Sport-Ford.

Hyundai: "Destroying so many things" in Kenya led to historic WRC 1-2-3

The reaction from “destroying so many things” during a disastrous Safari Rally Kenya paved the way for Hyundai’s historic maiden World Rally Championship 1-2-3, according to the team.

Tanak critical of Hyundai WRC team orders that denied "fair fight"

Ott Tanak says it was a shame to be denied a “fair fight” for the Acropolis Rally Greece victory after criticising Hyundai Motorsport's decision to deploy team orders.

Tanak: Hyundai can do a lot more with 2022 WRC car

Ott Tanak believes his Hyundai team can do a lot more to improve its 2022 World Rally Championship challenger despite scoring a surprise third win of the season in Belgium.

Solberg reveals unusual mental reset after WRC Finland shunt

World Rally Championship rookie Oliver Solberg embarked on 40 kilometre quad bike drive to reset his mindset for Ypres Rally Belgium following the disappointment of his early Rally Finland exit.

Neuville: Everything must be “on point” for Ypres WRC victory repeat

Rally Belgium favourite Thierry Neuville admits everything will need to be “on point” to be competitive when the World Rally Championship heads to his home event in Ypres this weekend. 

Hyundai cautiously optimistic after shock Finland WRC win

An unexpected victory in Finland has left Hyundai Motorsport cautiously optimistic it has turned a corner after a difficult start to the World Rally Championship's new hybrid era.

Latvala: Hyundai WRC win on Toyota home soil a reminder to keep working

Ott Tanak's Rally Finland victory served a reminder that Toyota must continue to work on improving its World Rally Championship challenger, according to team boss Jari-Matti Latvala.

WRC Finland: Tanak sees off Rovanpera to claim remarkable win

Hyundai’s Ott Tanak held off runaway World Rally Championship leader Kalle Rovanpera to claim a stunning victory at Rally Finland.

Rovanpera: It won’t be easy to beat on-form Tanak to WRC Finland win

Kalle Rovanpera says it won’t be easy to overhaul Ott Tanak for a memorable home victory at Rally Finland, and isn't sure he will attempt a full attack on Sunday.

Hyundai set to wait for major WRC car update

Hyundai Motorsport has revealed that major updates to resolve fundamental issues with its i20 N will wait until October at the earliest, with minor upgrades brought to WRC Rally Finland.

Inside Hyundai’s F1-spec mobile WRC home Plus

Inside Hyundai’s F1-spec mobile WRC home

Hyundai is one of the World Rally Championship's big three, and has a brand-new travelling facility befitting of that status. The team invited Autosport for a behind-the-scenes look at its state-of-the-art HQ, which comes complete with all the bells and whistles you'd expect of a top Formula 1 outfit

Tanak shoots down Hyundai WRC exit speculation

Ott Tanak has downplayed speculation Hyundai is considering pulling out of the World Rally Championship, and is confident the team can recover from a difficult start to the hybrid era.

Tanak fined for WRC podium cap breach at Rally Estonia

Ott Tanak has been fined for failing to wear a Pirelli branded cap issued by the World Rally Championship during Rally Estonia’s post-event proceedings.

WRC ace Neuville keen for ETCR outing after Hyundai car swap

Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville would be keen to contest an ETCR race following an unusual car swap exercise with Hyundai ETCR driver Norbert Michelisz at Zolder.

Moncet: Hyundai WRC team still working through “complications”

Hyundai Motorsport is still “facing some complications” but deputy team director Julien Moncet is hopeful that the World Rally Championship team's structure will be resolved soon.

Hyundai calls for reaction to “nightmare day” at Safari Rally

Hyundai Motorsport deputy team director Julien Moncet says the team must react to its reliability issues after a “nightmare day” realistically ended two shots at a Safari Rally Kenya podium.

Hyundai strengthens gear levers after bizarre Tanak failure

Hyundai Motorsport has strengthened its gear levers after Ott Tanak suffered a bizarre failure that prompted an impressive on the road fix to keep his Safari Rally Kenya hopes alive.

Video: How Hyundai prepares for a WRC event
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Video: How Hyundai prepares for a WRC event

The World Rally Championship is a travelling circus and unlike circuit racing where teams operate out of pitlanes, rally teams are required to set up camp in temporarily constructed service parks.

How Tanak turned the tables to deliver Hyundai a timely WRC triumph

The 2019 champion has been a bit-part player recently, but Ott Tanak ended a 15-month drought in fine style with a dominant win in Sardinia. On a weekend when championship leader Kalle Rovanpera struggled with cleaning the road, his Hyundai rival has made his belated arrival into the title race and given cause for those predicting a walkover from the Toyota star to pause

WRC Sardinia: Dominant Tanak ends victory drought, Rovanpera fifth

Ott Tanak ended his World Rally Championship victory drought with a convincing win at Rally Sardinia that marked Hyundai’s first triumph in the new Rally1 era.

Neuville: Hyundai WRC unreliability letting Rovanpera run away

Thierry Neuville says Hyundai's ongoing reliability issues are becoming "very frustrating" and contributing to Toyota's Kalle Rovanpera running away in the World Rally Championship title race.

Hyundai reveals more details of Sordo/Solberg WRC 2022 schedule

Hyundai has further outlined plans for its third World Rally Championship entry shared by Dani Sordo and Oliver Solberg.

Sordo gets new Hyundai WRC chassis for Portugal after Croatia fire

Dani Sordo will pilot a brand new Hyundai at Rally Portugal due to the damage sustained to the team’s third World Rally Championship car in Croatia last month.

Tanak: Rally Croatia performance was the "best we could do"

Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Ott Tanak says his Rally Croatia display was the “best we could do” after his narrowly defeat to Kalle Rovanpera in a final stage thriller.

Neuville penalised for “severe” Rally Croatia speeding infringements

Thierry Neuville has been fined, handed a one-minute penalty and will have to complete two days of public service after “multiple severe speeding infringements” at Rally Croatia.

WRC Croatia: Neuville receives time penalty denting podium hopes

Thierry Neuville has dropped out of the Rally Croatia podium places after a suspected alternator issue resulted in the Hyundai driver checking into service late.

Hyundai “getting closer” to naming its new WRC team principal

Hyundai Motorsport is edging closer to a decision regarding the identity of its new World Rally Championship team principal, with deputy team director Julien Moncet among the candidates.

Two month WRC break a “helpful” reset for Hyundai

A two month break between World Rally Championship events has afforded Hyundai a “helpful” regroup to ramp up the development of its 2022 challenger, believes deputy team director Julien Moncet.

Sordo to make first WRC appearance of 2022 in Portugal for Hyundai

Hyundai Motorsport has announced that Dani Sordo will contest Rally Portugal next month, for what will be his first outing of the World Rally Championship season.

Hyundai names Suninen in new-look 2022 WRC2 line-up

Hyundai has announced Teemu Suninen will lead its assault on the WRC2 Championship as part of a new-look driver line-up for 2022.

Sweden WRC podium “like a win” for Hyundai after Monte Carlo woes

Hyundai has declared Thierry Neuville’s second place finish at Rally Sweden as “like a win” following a disastrous start to the World Rally Championship in Monte Carlo.

Hyundai frustrated as hybrid issue ends Tanak's WRC victory chance

Hyundai has described Ott Tanak’s Rally Sweden retirement as “very frustrating” after a hybrid issue out of the team’s hands ended the Estonian’s bid for a World Rally Championship victory.

The snowball effect behind Hyundai's WRC Rally1 false start Plus

The snowball effect behind Hyundai's WRC Rally1 false start

Hyundai was left lagging behind its World Rally Championship rivals at the 2022 season-opener in Monte Carlo, with only one of its new hybrid-equipped machines reaching the finish. That's the result of multiple setbacks one after another during the winter that mean it has work to do to catch up with M-Sport Ford and Toyota

Solberg was in "very bad shape" after Monte Carlo cockpit fumes

Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Oliver Solberg says he was in "very bad shape" after inhaling exhaust fumes on the Monte Carlo Rally, but thinks positives can be taken.

Hyundai to “double its efforts” after complete review of tough WRC opener

Hyundai will conduct a complete review of its Monte Carlo performance this week and “double its efforts” to fix the reliability issues with its new World Rally Championship challenger.

Hyundai retires unwell Solberg at WRC Monte Carlo due to fume issue

Hyundai has retired Oliver Solberg from the Monte Carlo Rally with the driver “not feeling well” from breathing in exhaust fumes that have entered the cockpit of his car.

Hyundai working to fix 'scary' Rally1 WRC car after Monte Carlo issues

Hyundai will work on resolving a “scary” issue with its World Rally Championship contender that resulted in Oliver Solberg suffering dizziness and chest pains behind the wheel.

Hyundai becomes first WRC team to launch 2022 Rally1 car

Hyundai is the first World Rally Championship manufacturer to officially launch its all-new hybrid Rally1 car that will contest the 2022 season.

Tanak confident Hyundai can “fight hard” in 2022 WRC

Ott Tanak is confident he will be able to “fight hard” for success in the 2022 World Rally Championship despite Hyundai’s late start in developing its new Rally1 machine.

Hyundai WRC drivers share tributes to departing boss Adamo

Hyundai World Rally Championship drivers have paid tribute to boss Andrea Adamo following his shock departure as team principal.

Neuville and Wydaeghe released from hospital after WRC test crash

Hyundai Motorsport has revealed that its World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville and co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe have been released from hospital following a serious testing crash in France.

Extreme weather curtails Hyundai 2022 WRC car test

Hyundai has elected to curtail the first test of its all-new 2022 World Rally Championship challenger due to extreme weather conditions.

Neuville: Rally simulation “helpful” in adapting to 2022 WRC cars

Thierry Neuville declared Hyundai’s rally simulation test with its 2022 World Rally Championship hybrid prototype a “very helpful experience” in adjusting to the new challenges posed by Rally1 regulations.  

WRC Spain: Neuville closing in on victory as Ogier loses third

Thierry Neuville moved a step closer to a dominant World Rally Championship victory at Rally Spain after extending his lead over Toyota’s Elfyn Evans on Sunday morning.

WRC Spain: Neuville in command as Ogier fights back

Thierry Neuville has emerged as the firm favourite to win the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship following a dominant Saturday at Rally Spain.

Chassis damage rules Hyundai's Tanak out of WRC Rally Spain completely

Ott Tanak will sit out the remaining stages of Rally Spain after Hyundai Motorsport confirmed it was unable to repair the 2019 World Rally champion’s damaged car.

WRC Spain: Hyundai's Tanak crashes out on stage four

Hyundai’s Ott Tanak has crashed out of Rally Spain on stage four, the first test of Friday’s afternoon loop of the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship.

Analysing the key moves in WRC’s 2022 silly season Plus

Analysing the key moves in WRC’s 2022 silly season

The World Rally Championship will step into a new hybrid era in 2022, but the car changes haven't been the only excitement that has built within the paddock. WRC's 'silly season' kicked off in a big way and all the key driver moves for 2022 - of which there are many - look set to shake things up