Hyundai’s reinforcements for German rally
The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has announced that Dani Sordo and Bryan Bouffier will join its lead driver Thierry Neuville as part of the team’s line- up for Rallye Deutschland at the end of August.
Neuville will once again spearhead the team’s entry in the #7 Hyundai i20 WRC car, codriven by Nicolas Gilsoul.
Spaniard Dani Sordo will return to the #8 Hyundai i20 WRC alongside his co- driver Marc Martí for his fourth FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) event of 2014 at the asphalt event which he won last season.
Bouffier will join Hyundai Shell World Rally Team for his first WRC event in the Hyundai i20 WRC alongside his co- driver Xavier Panseri. The Frenchman, who has been test driver for the team so far this season, will drive the # 20 car in Germany and will compete under the Hyundai Motorsport N banner.
He recently claimed the first rally win for the Hyundai i20 WRC, taking victory in Rallye Antibes with the team.
The line- up of Neuville, Sordo and Bouffier will maintain the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team’s three car approach for the third consecutive event as the team continues to develop its car in its maiden season in WRC. The Kiwi crew of Hayden Paddon and John Kennard, who are contesting Rally Finland, will skip Rallye Deutschland but will return to the # 20 Hyundai i20 WRC at Rally Australia in September.
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The line-up of Neuville, Sordo and Bouffier will maintain the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team’s three car approach for the third consecutive event