WRC: Monza Rally launch for Hyundai's 2017 car

2016-10-19 13:23:42

Hyundai will be the first World Rally Championship manufacturer to show off its 2017 car in public, when it launches the i20 WRC at the Monza Rally on Dec. 1.

Next season marks the start of a new era of WRC technical regulations, with the series ready to run the fastest-ever rally cars. Hyundai will enter a current-specification i20 WRC in the rally itself, while the new car will remain at the Italian circuit as a static display for the duration of the Dec. 2-4 event.

"It is a fantastic event and Monza is the ideal location to launch our latest WRC car," team principal Michel Nandan said. "New regulations for 2017 mean wider, more powerful cars, and we're sure next season will be an entertaining one.

"Although the main launch will be a static media event, we also want to give the passionate fans who attend the show something to cheer. It's going to be a weekend to remember and another important chapter for our maturing team."

The remaining four cars will be revealed throughout December ahead of the first round of the 2017 WRC season, January's Monte Carlo Rally.


Originally on Autosport.com

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