Not trying to steal the show for/from Volkswagen or anything, but Hyundai Motorsport picked today to present their media pack for the upcoming season, revealing few more photos of the new livery and sharing all the interesting bits of information regarding team’s crews and its ambitious plans. The promise of further progress is here, dear friends, and now it’s up to Hyundai to deliver. Even though last year was still more about learning and getting up to speed than proper running, team managed to secure maiden stage and rally wins in 2014, so naturally, we expect (much) more from them this year. To that end, Hyundai plans to introduce more tech upgrades to this car, while working on a brand new machine, based on new generation i20.
Here’s what Team Principal Michel Nandan said about 2015.
“Our objective for this coming season is to use all the experience, learning and data gathered in our debut season to make improvements in terms of our operation at each rally, and our comparative performance levels,” explains Team Principal Michel Nandan.
“The competition in WRC is fierce,” continues Nandan, “and we are up against more established and experience teams, so our learning is never over. We need to raise our game a bit more to get closer to the leading competitors. We have a lot of work to do but we are in WRC to win rallies, so we are pushing ourselves to the maximum of our ability at all times.”
“We have one full season of experience in the car,” says Nandan, “and we will continue to evolve it this year. We are currently planning to introduce some engine upgrades in the first part of the season as well as some other components which we tested over the winter, which we hope will give us additional performance gains. At the same time, we will be working on the next Hyundai WRC car, based on the New Generation i20 Coupe. We have had a lot of support from Hyundai around the world following our inaugural season and it is a pleasure to welcome Hyundai Mobis, Hyundai Steel and Hyundai WIA as official partners of the team in 2015.”