Adamo replaces axed Nandan at the top of the Hyundai tree for 2019 WRC challenge
Hyundai became the third of the World Rally Championship’s four factory teams to change its team principal when Andrea Adamo replaced Michel Nandan last week.
Adamo will take on the running of the firm’s WRC effort, while continuing in his current position as head of the firm’s customer racing department.
Adamo’s step up follows M-sport’s announcement that Rich Millener will move into the role of team principal while Malcolm Wilson takes on a wider view of his Cumbrian firm. Pierre Budar replaced Yves Matton at the top of Citroen last year. Nandan’s departure had been telegraphed after the squad missed out on both titles last year, his fifth in charge of the i20 Coupe WRC’S progress. Hyundai was beaten by Asian neighbour Toyota, with Tommi Makinen’s team lifting the makes’ crown in just its second year with the Yaris WRC.
Nandan ( inset) joined Hyundai Motorsport in 2013, overseeing the development of the team.