Corsica test crash leaves Neuville's WRC Hyundai in river

Thierry Neuville's Hyundai i20 Coupe was left stranded in a river after crashing on his day-long Corsica test on Wednesday

Corsica test crash leaves Neuville's WRC Hyundai in river

Neuville, who won the French island event 12 months ago, was concluding the Korean squad's running time in preparation for next week's Bastia-based event when he shunted the i20 Coupe WRC.

The team has confirmed Neuville slid wide at the exit of a left-hand corner, dropped off the road down a bank and came to a stop in a river.

Neuville said it was "all good" when he commented on the crash on social media.

A source told Autosport: "The car suffered some bodywork [damage] to the front.

"The bonnet took a hit and there might have been some engine damage, but they [Neuville and co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul] were out of the car straight away - with wet feet.

"It wasn't a very big deal, probably the hardest thing for the team might be getting the car out of the river."

After a troubled round three run through Mexico, Rally Sweden winner Neuville dropped to four points behind Sebastien Ogier in the championship standings.

Neuville's Hyundai team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen and Dani Sordo completed their day of running in Corsica earlier this week.

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