Adamo re­places axed Nan­dan at the top of the Hyundai tree for 2019 WRC chal­lenge

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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.

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