Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
The Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC (originally known as the Hyundai New Generation i20 WRC) is a World Rally Car built by Hyundai for use in the World Rally Championship starting in 2017. It is based on the Hyundai i20 subcompact car, and is the successor to the Hyundai i20 WRC used between 2014 and 2015.
|Category||World Rally Car|
|Predecessor||Hyundai i20 WRC|
|Axle track||1,665 mm|
|Engine||Gamma 1,600 cc (97.6 cu in) I4 turbo direct injection|
|Transmission||Sequential gearbox, six forward gears and one reverse with paddle shift |
Hydraulic in centre, mechanical with ramps in front and rear differential
|Lubricants||Shell Helix Ultra|
|Brakes||Ventilated Brembo disc brakes (370mm on tarmac, 300mm on gravel). Air-cooled 4 piston callipers.|
|Competition history (WRC)|
|Notable drivers|| Craig Breen|
|Debut||2017 Monte Carlo Rally|
|First win||2017 Tour de Corse|
|Last win||2021 Arctic Rally|
|Constructors' Championships||2 (2019, 2020)|
Three i20 Coupe WRCs were entered for the 2017 season, where they were driven by Thierry Neuville, Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo. Later into the season they also signed Andreas Mikkelsen. Neuville scored four wins and eight podiums, finishing runner-up behind Ogier, who switched to M-Sport.
All four drivers continued in 2018 season. Neuville won three races and claimed six podiums, but was again outscored by Ogier.
World Rally Championship resultsEdit
|2019||FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers||Hyundai Motorsport||39||4||13||380|
|2020||FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers||Hyundai Motorsport||21||3||11||241|
Complete World Rally Championship resultsEdit
* Season still in progress.
- "Hyundai calls up Craig Breen for WRC return on Rally Finland". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. 25 June 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
- "Sebastien Loeb seals six-round 2019 WRC deal with Hyundai". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. 13 December 2018. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
- "Loubet set for World Rally Car début". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
- Beer, Matt (28 September 2017). "Hyundai signs Andreas Mikkelsen for 2018-19 WRC seasons". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
- Evans, David (5 October 2016). "Hyundai retains Neuville alongside Paddon and Sordo for 2017 WRC". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
- "Hayden Paddon secures Hyundai WRC future". speedcafe.com. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
- Evans, David (22 August 2016). "Hyundai keeps Dani Sordo for 2017 and '18 World Rally Championships". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
- "Tänak quits Toyota". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 31 October 2019. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
- "Hyundai uncovers 2017 i20 at Monza rally show". speedcafe.com. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
- Evans, David (22 June 2016). "Hyundai to switch its i20 World Rally Championship model for 2017". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
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