New Gen i20 R5 to Debut at Ypres Rally
Hyundai revealed their new Generation i20 R5 will appear in public for the first time next weekend, running as a course car at the Ypres Rally, the fifth round of this year’s European Rally Championship (ERC).
Hyundai Motorsport GmbH established its Customer Racing department in September 2015 with the aim of enhancing Hyundai’s motorsport image around the world – in parallel to its WRC programme. The company began work on a new R5 car based on Hyundai’s New Generation i20 WRC and carried out the first test and rollout of the vehicle in January 2016. Led by Customer Racing Manager Andrea Adamo, the R5 is on target to begin deliveries to customers before the end of 2016 and will be available to professional and amateur drivers for use in WRC2 and national / regional Championships.