Hyundai i20 WRC starts testing image

The South Korean based automaker Hyundai has recently announced the completion of the first test with the brand new i20 WRC.

After it was officially unveiled just last year, back in September, during the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the Hyundai i20 WRC is ending up in our news once again, this time with an announcement made by the company. According to the carmaker, the Hyundai i20 WRC has completed its first test and the model is getting ready to compete for the first time in a rally.

“The learning from the first tests for me is quite positive. I think we are starting from a good base that we can use to carry on working. This was crucial considering the tight schedule we have until the end of the year”, said Michel Nandan, the team principal.

The Hyundai i20 WRC has been driven for more than 550 km (342 miles), a time in which drivers and engineers have analyzed the data and paid special attention on the turbocharged 1.6 liter engine. The new Hyundai i20 WRC will compete in the 2014 Rallye Monte Carlo so the company’s engineers have enough time to tweak the vehicle. Additional details on the i20 WRC remain unknown for the moment.