Hyundai’s exams for the brand new Rally1 laws in 2022 had been carried out with a prototype that can bear profound adjustments, because the model maintains intensive growth at its base in Alzenau, Germany. This new Hyundai i20 will profit from the 1,500 km accomplished through the full rally simulation carried out in northern Italy in October and the six days of testing which begins this Sunday.
“We began 2022 a very long time in the past”, says Andrea Adamo, the Korean producer’s program supervisor, confirming that the automobile entered subsequent yr won’t appear like the one seen in testing in latest weeks: “I believe we’re solely going to maintain the edges, [elle sera] very [différente]. “
Adamo needs to proceed growth till the final second, Hyundai like different producers having no actual benchmark with the brand new hybrid laws: “It is sort of just like the film Shrek once they’re on their solution to the dominion of Far Maintain Far and the donkey asks ‘are we right here?’ In reality I’ve the function of the donkey with my engineers. The issue is that we do not know precisely the place now we have to go. [le test est important] however the solutions are much more so. “
The season ended final weekend and like yearly, the offseason might be very quick within the WRC, because the Rallye Monte-Carlo will begin in lower than two months. Andrea Adamo is apprehensive concerning the quick time obtainable to engineers and mechanics to organize the i20s earlier than the beginning of the season.
“The issue is now we have no different choice however to be prepared. Despite the fact that individuals suppose I’ve energy, I can not name the FIA and ask them to postpone the race for every week as a result of ‘One provider did not produce the components on time. There are schedules and you need to maintain them. “
The Toyota Yaris and the Ford Puma assembly the Rally1 laws had been evaluated on French roads this week, so as to reap the benefits of situations much like these anticipated subsequent January. Sébastien Ogier was to find the brand new Yaris, which he’ll drive in just a few heats together with the Monte-Carlo, however an accident has prompted Toyota to postpone this run.