Mar­shall and Ab­bring to re­turn to WRC

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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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