Wednesday 10 April 2013

Rally - Hyundai World Rally

It looks like the Hyundai WRC Rally Team is really taking shape now with the announcement of some more key appointments.

Following the appointment of Team Principal Michel Nandan in January and Chief Designer Bertrand Vallat (ex- Peugeot Sport / 207 S2000) comes the news that Stephane Girard has joined Hyundai Motorsport as Engine Manager.

And if the name is familiar to British rally fans, that's because he worked with Prodrive from 2001 to 2004 on their World Rally Team when Richard Burns and Robert Reid were doing the business, as well as Petter Solberg. Most recently he's been working with Citroen Sport, and prior to that was with Peugeot Sport and Maserati.

Alain Penasse (ex-Toyota Team Europe, Peugeot Sport and Michelin) will be appointed Team Manager later this month.

However, the biggest question remains. Who will actually be driving for the team when it hits the world stage next season?

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