Hyundai to im­prove sus­pen­sion af­ter is­sues

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Hyundai will im­ple­ment sus­pen­sion up­grades ahead of next month’s Rally Ar­gentina fol­low­ing a dou­ble fail­ure on Hay­den Paddon’s i20 WRC and trou­ble on the sis­ter car of Thierry Neuville.

The Leon-based event was the first gravel out­ing for Hyundai’s all-new i20 and Paddon ad­mit­ted he was sur­prised at how frag­ile the sus­pen­sion arms turned out to be.

“For no rea­son – OK we went wide and hit a bank – but un­der nor­mal cir­cum­stances you wouldn’t ex­pect to break a sus­pen­sion arm,” said the Kiwi. “This will be ad­dressed. It’s not a prob­lem – it will be sorted for the next rally.”

Team man­ager Alain Pe­nasse said the parts would be stud­ied when the team got back to base in Frank­furt.

Paddon suf­fered fail­ure

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