Marshall and Abbring to return to WRC
British World Rally Championship co-driver Sebastian Marshall will return to competition this week, when he and Kevin Abbring compete at Rally of Portugal.
The Anglo-dutch crew will compete in a 2015-specification Hyundai i20 WRC and will be hoping their maiden 2016 outing last longer than their final rally last year, when an overheating engine ruled them out on Rally GB’S third stage.
Abbring and Marshall are working as Hyundai’s test crew, having completed much of the running in the 2016 car last year before moving onto the R5 and 2017 WRC development this season.
Abbring said: “I am very excited to be returning to competitive WRC action. As a test driver, it’s good to get competitive kilometres under your belt as well as all the development work, so I can’t wait to get started. It feels a bit like I am starting again but I just have to focus on my driving and do the best job I can for the team.”
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