Teemu and Fabrizio return for 2023 season
As a part of our continued dedication to creating up-and-coming rally skills, we are going to enter the 2023 season of the FIA World Rally Championship 2 (WRC2) with a pair of our i20 N Rally2 vehicles.
“Nurturing junior expertise is an integral a part of Hyundai Motorsport,” stated Andrea, our Buyer Racing Supervisor. “Our participation in WRC2 has all the time been an vital side of our actions and this 12 months is not any exception.”
Again for extra
Teemu and Fabrizio will compete beneath the Hyundai Motorsport N banner for a second consecutive season, whereas the vehicles will likely be operated by French group 2C Compétition, which boasts earlier expertise of working with our challengers within the WRC class.
Stability within the crew line-up gives the chance for us to reveal the complete potential of our i20 N Rally2 and mount a critical problem for titles. After the drivers mixed to complete solely two factors in need of the groups’ championship in 2022, it’s our hope that Teemu and Fabrizio can construct on their expertise and data of our automotive and constantly combat on the entrance all through the 2023 season.
“The class will likely be much more aggressive this 12 months, which is why continuity in our line-up will likely be essential for the championship combat,” added Andrea. “Teemu and Fabrizio know the automotive properly now, and have the motivation and talent to extract extra efficiency.”
Eyes on the prize
Teemu demonstrated the rally-winning capabilities of our i20 N Rally2 together with his victory at Rally de España and secured two extra podium finishes in Estonia and Japan. The Finn will as soon as once more be joined by co-driver Mikko.
“I’m thrilled to be returning to Hyundai Motorsport for one more season in WRC2,” commented Teemu. “I’m assured we are able to win extra rallies and be a critical contender for the title this 12 months.”
Fabrizio’s first season in WRC2 featured a steep studying curve, but the Paraguayan confirmed promise and enchancment all through 2022, taking 4 top-ten finishes and two stage wins. He’s in search of to proceed his development alongside Italian co-driver Marcelo within the upcoming season.
“I do know the Hyundai i20 Rally2 very properly now, which is able to assist put us on the entrance foot as we begin a brand new season,” stated Fabrizio. “I imagine this season will likely be my greatest thus far, and I’m actually hoping for some standout outcomes to assist the group win the title.”
Our WRC2 entries will start their season at Rally Sweden subsequent month (February 9-12).