Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC

The Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC[9] (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.[10] It is based on the Hyundai i20 subcompact car, and is the successor to the Hyundai i20 WRC used between 2014 and 2015.

Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
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Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio driving an i20 Coupe WRC at the 2018 Rallye Deutschland
CategoryWorld Rally Car
ConstructorHyundai
PredecessorHyundai i20 WRC
Technical specifications[1][2]
SuspensionMacPherson
Length4,100 mm
Width1,875 mm
Axle track1,665 mm
Wheelbase2,570 mm
Engine1,600 cc (97.6 cu in) I4 turbo direct injection
TransmissionSequential gearbox, six forward gears and one reverse with paddle shift
Four-wheel drive
Hydraulic in centre, mechanical with ramps in front and rear differential
Weight1,190 kg
FuelPanta
LubricantsShell Helix Ultra
BrakesVentilated Brembo disc brakes (370mm on tarmac, 300mm on gravel). Air-cooled 4 piston callipers.
TyresMichelin
ClutchCerametallic twin-disk
Competition history (WRC)
Notable entrantsSouth Korea Hyundai Motorsport
Notable driversRepublic of Ireland Craig Breen[3]
France Sébastien Loeb[4]
Norway Andreas Mikkelsen[5]
Belgium Thierry Neuville[6]
New Zealand Hayden Paddon[7]
Spain Dani Sordo[8]
DebutMonaco 2017 Monte Carlo Rally
First winFrance 2017 Tour de Corse
Last winSpain 2019 Rally Catalunya
RacesWinsPodiumsTitles
3911361
Constructors' Championships1 (2019)

Three i20 Coupe WRCs were entered for the 2017 season, where they were driven by Thierry Neuville, Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo.[6][7][8] Later into the season they also signed Andreas Mikkelsen.[5] 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

Championship titlesEdit

Year Title Competitor Entries Wins Podiums Points
2019 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers   Hyundai Motorsport 39 4 13 380

WRC victoriesEdit

Year No. Event Surface Driver Co-driver Entrant
2017 1   2017 Tour de Corse Tarmac   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport
2   2017 Rally Argentina Gravel   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport
3   2017 Rally Poland Gravel   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport
4   2017 Rally Australia Gravel   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport
2018 5   2018 Rally Sweden Snow   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport
6   2018 Rally de Portugal Gravel   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport
7   2018 Rally Italia Sardegna Gravel   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport
2019 8   2019 Tour de Corse Tarmac   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport
9   2019 Rally Argentina Gravel   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport
10   2019 Rally Italia Sardegna Gravel   Dani Sordo   Carlos del Barrio   Hyundai Motorsport
11   2019 Rally Catalunya Mixed   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport

Complete World Rally Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Driver Rounds Points WCM
pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
2017   Hyundai Motorsport   Thierry Neuville MON
15
SWE
13
MEX
3
FRA
1
ARG
1
POR
2
ITA
3
POL
1
FIN
6
GER
44
ESP
Ret
GBR
2
AUS
1
345 2nd
  Dani Sordo MON
4
SWE
4
MEX
8
FRA
3
ARG
8
POR
3
ITA
12
POL
4
FIN
9
GER
34
ESP
15
GBR
10
AUS
  Hayden Paddon MON
WD
SWE
7
MEX
5
FRA
6
ARG
6
POR
Ret
ITA
Ret
POL
2
FIN
Ret
GER
8
ESP GBR
8
AUS
3
  Andreas Mikkelsen MON SWE MEX FRA ARG POR ITA POL FIN GER ESP
18
GBR
4
AUS
11
2018   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT   Thierry Neuville MON
5
SWE
1
MEX
6
FRA
3
ARG
2
POR
1
ITA
1
FIN
9
GER
2
TUR
16
GBR
5
ESP
4
AUS
Ret
341 2nd
  Andreas Mikkelsen MON
13
SWE
3
MEX
4
FRA
7
ARG
5
POR
16
ITA
18
FIN
10
GER
6
TUR
5
GBR
6
ESP
10
AUS
11
  Dani Sordo MON
Ret
SWE MEX
2
FRA
4
ARG
3
POR
4
ITA FIN GER
Ret
TUR GBR ESP
5
AUS
  Hayden Paddon MON SWE
5
MEX FRA ARG POR
Ret
ITA
4
FIN
4
GER TUR
3
GBR
7
ESP AUS
2
2019   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT   Thierry Neuville MON
2
SWE
3
MEX
4
FRA
1
ARG
1
CHL
Ret
POR
2
ITA
6
FIN
6
GER
4
TUR
8
GBR
2
ESP
1
AUS
C
380 1st
  Andreas Mikkelsen MON
Ret
SWE
4
MEX
Ret
FRA ARG
2
CHL
7
POR ITA
3
FIN
4
GER
6
TUR
3
GBR
6
ESP AUS
C
  Sébastien Loeb MON
4
SWE
7
MEX FRA
8
ARG CHL
3
POR
Ret
ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP
4
AUS
C
  Dani Sordo MON SWE MEX
9
FRA
4
ARG
6
CHL POR
23
ITA
1
FIN GER
5
TUR
5
GBR ESP
3
AUS
C
  Craig Breen MON SWE MEX FRA ARG CHL POR ITA FIN
7
GER TUR GBR
8
ESP AUS
C

* Season still in progress.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/about-wrc/rally-cars/hyundai-i20-wrc/page/792-18667-792--.html
  2. ^ http://juwra.com/hyundai_i20_coupe.html
  3. ^ "Hyundai calls up Craig Breen for WRC return on Rally Finland". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. 25 June 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Sebastien Loeb seals six-round 2019 WRC deal with Hyundai". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. 13 December 2018. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b Beer, Matt (28 September 2017). "Hyundai signs Andreas Mikkelsen for 2018-19 WRC seasons". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  6. ^ a b Evans, David (5 October 2016). "Hyundai retains Neuville alongside Paddon and Sordo for 2017 WRC". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Hayden Paddon secures Hyundai WRC future". speedcafe.com. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  8. ^ a b Evans, David (22 August 2016). "Hyundai keeps Dani Sordo for 2017 and '18 World Rally Championships". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Hyundai uncovers 2017 i20 at Monza rally show". speedcafe.com. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  10. ^ 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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