T. Neuville tested with Hyundai ahead of WRC Monte Carlo Rallye 2023


Hi, friends!

Belgian Thierry Neuville is now number one driver at Hyundai World Rally Team, and there is no doubt about that. WRC champion from 2019 Ott Tanak broke the contract with the team just to leave them because some things at that team weren't good.

Esapekka Lappi joined them from Toyota and with the veteran Dani Sordo, who always brings some points for the team, plus Craig Breen, it could be a good team.

I still don't see them as a manufacturer crown winners but anything can change through put the season. The thing is that Toyota is just super strong with the top drivers who were already champions and none of the Hyundai was something like that.

You just can't make a winning mentality just like that. Toyota have Seb Ogier and Kalle Rovanpera - nine won championships. M-Sport Ford has Ott Tanak and potentially Seb Loeb. Having a champion in the team is a big thing because he brings the winning mentality with himself.

But they can try, and with new management, it could be even more successful. For now we have the pre-event testing video from Hyundai's number one driver - Thierry Neuville. Enjoy his drive with the i20 Rally machinery.

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