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Hyundai Mexico14a– Hyundai Shell World Rally Team achieves objective of a two-car finish with both Hyundai i20 WRCs reaching the end of the tough Rally Mexico.
– Thierry Neuville (#7 Hyundai i20 WRC, co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul) finished the event in an impressive third place, securing the team’s maiden podium in only its third WRC outing.
– Chris Atkinson (#8 Hyundai i20 WRC, co-driver Stéphane Prévot) completed his first WRC event as a Hyundai Shell WRT driver in a solid seventh overall, meeting all targets set. Read More »

Hyundai pre-Mexico14– Chris Atkinson to drive for Hyundai Shell World Rally Team at Rally Mexico
– The Australian’s experience and knowledge of the Mexican event make him the perfect choice to compete alongside the team’s lead driver Thierry Neuville
– Rally Mexico will mark the first outing on gravel of the Hyundai i20 WRC as well as being the first intercontinental event for the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team squad.

Following its debut in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) at Rallye Monte-Carlo earlier this month, the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team is pleased to announce today that Chris ‘Atko’ Atkinson will drive the #8 Hyundai i20 WRC for Rally Mexico, round three of the championship. Read More »

Hyundai 2014 launch– Team named as Hyundai Shell World Rally Team
– Drivers confirmed for Rally Monte-Carlo with Sordo partnering Neuville, while Hänninen and Atkinson also drive second car on selected rallies
– Hyundai i20 WRC 2014 livery unveiled as preparations for debut finalised

Hyundai Motorsport has unveiled its full team line-up at a special launch event in Frankfurt today, as the manufacturer gears up for its debut in the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship at Monte Carlo next month. Read More »

– Hyundai Motorsport continued the development of the i20 WRC with a total of 15 days of testing on gravel and tarmac during October
– Juho Hänninen, Bryan Bouffier and Chris Atkinson alternated behind the wheel of the i20 WRC at tests in Spain and Germany
– Homologation process started for i20 WRCHyundai Oct13 Read More »

Hyundai dust13– Hyundai Motorsport made its debut gravel test with evolved i20 WRC in July
– Juho Hänninen, Bryan Bouffier and Chris Atkinson all drove the car
– Testing programme is on target

Hyundai Motorsport continued to make strong progress on its development programme by conducting the first gravel tests with a new 2014-specification of the i20 WRC in July. Read More »

Hyundai Atkinson– WRC specialist Chris Atkinson joins Hyundai Motorsport’s testing programme
– The Australian will support the development of the i20 WRC at selected tests in 2013

Hyundai Motorsport has added a third name to its test driver line-up with confirmation today that Australian WRC driver Chris Atkinson will be part of the team’s testing programme for 2013. Read More »

‘Ciao everyone, Bruno again! After a long weekend we’re at the end of Rally de España, the last round of the 2012 World Rally Championship. Another rally done and another good result for WRC Team MINI Portugal. Both our MINI John Cooper Works Countrymen finished safely and with Chris came home a strong seventh, picking up six more WRC points. Read More »

‘G’Day everyone, how you going? Atko here, live from WRC Team MINI Portugal’s Service Area here at Rally de España. We’re at the end of Day Two – the first day on Tarmac – and I’m really glad that both Paulo and I made it through without any dramas. Read More »

‘Hi everyone, Tomo here! I’m reporting to you about WRC Team MINI Portugal’s first day of competition here at Rally de España. It was a tough day due to the unpredictable weather conditions. Unfortunately both Chris and Paulo – like many others – succumbed to the difficult conditions and retired on the afternoon loop. Read More »

‘Hello everyone, My name is MINI John Cooper Works Countryman WRC but here at the WRC Team MINI Portugal I’m known as Maxi II. This name might sound familiar to some of you as my friend Maxi was updating you earlier this season from ADAC Rallye Deutschland. I’ve been asked to report about today’s events here in Spain and I’m very happy about this opportunity. Read More »