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Sordo Claims A Podium

Hyundai Motorsports Dani Sordo secured a podium finish in the season-ending ACI Rally Monza in Italy in third place coming home just behind Sebastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans.

Speaking following the action he said:

“I am honestly really happy to have secured a podium finish here in Monza, and to end this era of WRC cars with a top-three finish. It has been a relaxed final day for me, focused and just trying my best to avoid making any mistakes. I’d like to say thanks to the team for another year working together, with some good highlights. I hope next season with the new hybrid regulations will be even more fun.”

Dani Sordo

Thierry Neuville came home in fourth place and speaking following the action he said:

“My focus today has been on enjoying these final stages of the season with our Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, the last runs in this era of the WRC. I had a nice clean morning, picking up stage wins and just trying to savour the moments. We have had some incredible years with this car, and with Hyundai Motorsport; it’s been very exciting, and we’ve got a lot of special memories. I am now looking ahead to the new adventure in 2022 and adding more memorable moments together with the team.”

Thierry Neuville

Teemu Suninen made steady progress throughout the weekend and came home in sixth place on his debut for the team and speaking following the action he said:

It has been a weekend in which we’ve been able to make steady improvements, learning all about the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC in different conditions. It’s tricky to jump into a brand-new car for this rally, but I am grateful to the team for giving me the opportunity and the time to get up to speed. We’ve been able to improve our pace step-by-step, and we’ve been fast on the clean tarmac sections, which has been a good thing. We just focused on bringing the car home, which we have achieved.”

Hyundai Motorsports Team Principal Andrea Adamo said:

There’s not much we can say more about this rally in terms of our performance. We struggled on the first day and when we were in a position to catch up on Saturday, Thierry had a small crash – as can happen when you are pushing hard to make up time. From that point, we could only focus on bringing the cars to the end and try to enjoy it as much as possible. As an event, it has been special to see so many spectators on the stages and in the service park; we’ve had a great atmosphere to end the season. Sadly, this has been a championship in which we should have done better, but we can only learn the lessons from our mistakes and improve for next season.”

Andrea Adamo

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My name is Ben Johnston and I am a freelance journalist who also owns and operates the IndyCar accredited website - I am currently seeking employment in the Journalism and media sector.

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