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For Hyundai, the Rally Italy was an absolute disaster - Ott Tänak fell in the lead lying out - Thierry Neuville defends the shelf life of the car
Ott Tänak dominated the start of the run of the rally -WM (WRC) on Sardinia on Friday and it seemed as if nothing could stop the Hyundai pilot and nobody. However, with his car, the este pushed against a stone, which was the leader of the rally . According to Thierry Neuville, the Hyundai i20 has no deficits because the accident would have meant for every driver.
"If we look at what happened on Saturday, then we see that no car survived that because it was a very big stone," says Newville about the accident of his teammate, which was long on victory course. "But we may have a little more fighting on harsh passages than Toyota, we saw that in the past rallies."
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Although the loss of tänak has nothing to do with the general durability of the Hyundai bolides, Newville still looks for action for action at the Koreans. He says, "Maybe we have to work on it, but I think the focus is already on the new car. We have to be stronger with this new vehicle next year."
According to Tänak, the car was perfect in terms of Pace, only the technique should be a bit more robust. He explains: "Hyundai has made a great job and made me the car on this level. It is now very fast and it can not stop us, except these little things. The car is fast, now we have to make it more reliable. I believe that we can do that. "
© Provided by motorsport.com Thierry Neuville
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Hyundai extends long term with dancing and newville
© Motorsport Images Ott Tänak has known in the long term to Hyundai in the WRC ex-world champion Ott Tänak and the five-time Vizechampion Thierry Neuville also go in the coming years in the Rally World Cup for Hyundai At the start. As the South Korean manufacturer announced on Thursday, the contracts with the two drivers were extended in the long term. Thus, Tänak and Neuville also form the spearhead of the two-time world champion in the new Rallye1 generation of WRC.
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Hyundai team boss Andrea Adamo introduces itself to the setback in Sardinia. It was not only dancing, who came down after the accident, but also caught Dani Sordo
, who crossed himself when he was the closest pursuer of Rallye winner Sebastien Ogier. Neuville secured three place, had the Toyotas of Ogier and Elfyn Evans but nothing to oppose.
"We are not satisfied with the result, but I believe that if we work so well, we can do it, catch up," says Adamo. "We are not afraid and will work so hard as we always did." That from Sardinia was so painful because Hyundai has thrown away a safely believed victory for the second time in a row to Portugal.
The PACE of the Hyundai i20 is still promising: After all, the brand won the first nine rating tests of the rally. Tänak had a lead of 40 seconds on Sordo before his crash. Ogier and Evans - 8th because he had to open the exams on Friday Always - hardly came behind. However, Toyota made it almost faultless through the rally, which was rewarded with the double victory .
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