Neuville’s fu­ture lies with Hyundai as an­nounce­ment is im­mi­nent

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Thierry Neuville is ex­pected to be an­nounced as a Hyundai driver for next sea­son – un­der­lin­ing the Korean team’s pre­ferred op­tion of re­tain­ing its cur­rent driver line-up into 2017.

The Bel­gian re­mained tight-lipped on the sub­ject, but com­mu­ni­ca­tion of a sin­gle-year ex­ten­sion to his deal is ex­pected be­fore Rally Spain. “A de­ci­sion will be soon, prob­a­bly be­fore Spain, that’s the plan,” he told MN. “There have been so many dif­fer­ent op­tions, but in the end you have to choose one. I know what I want.”

Hyundai team prin­ci­pal Michel Nan­dan con­firmed the team would be an­nounc­ing its third driver im­mi­nently, but he wouldn’t be drawn on the iden­tity.

Nan­dan has al­ways made plain his de­sire to main­tain his cur­rent driv­ers – es­pe­cially with the con­fir­ma­tion that three cars can be reg­is­tered to score man­u­fac­turer points next sea­son.

Neuville: back to i20

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