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