Hyundai pair ready to bat­tle over podium places on Tour de Corse

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Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo will re­turn to the al­lHyundai bat­tle which raged last time out in Ger­many at this week’s Tour of Cor­sica.

Sordo edged his fel­low New Gen­er­a­tion i20 WRC driver to sec­ond in the Trier-based event by just a tenth of a sec­ond – and was re­lieved to be back in the top three hav­ing fin­ished fourth on four of the pre­vi­ous five rounds of the world cham­pi­onship.

Sordo said: “It was very im­por­tant for Marc [Marti, co-driver] and I to fin­ish on the podium in Ger­many. We have had many good re­sults this sea­son, but too often just out­side the top three, so it was spe­cial to get onto the podium in the team’s home rally. Cor­sica is a to­tally dif­fer­ent style of Tar­mac rally to Ger­many, and we’ll have to see what the weather will do. I am highly mo­ti­vated and would like noth­ing more than to get back on the podium again.”

Neuville is a for­mer Cor­sica win­ner, when the French is­land rally was a round of the In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Rally Chal­lenge. “I love Cor­sica,” said Neuville. “We head there this year on the back of some strong re­sults. I have felt very com­fort­able with the New Gen­er­a­tion i20 WRC and I think we can be in the fight this year.”

Neuville wants podium

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