World news – Hyundai « cannot be proud » of the efforts of the WRC Monte Carlo Rally

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Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo believes that his World Rally Championship team « cannot be proud » of his previous Monte Carlo Rally.

At the start of 2021, Thierry Neuville and the new co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe are the best after three days of competition i20 WRC crew in fourth place, seven seconds before the podium, while team-mate Dani Sordo is more than a minute behind fifth.

The mixed surface event got off to a promising start for the Alzenau-based squad. Ott Tanak took the lead early on Thursday before incorrect tire calls and turbo problems downgraded him to third place on Friday.

Concerns about Hyundai and Tanak intensified on Saturday when he retired after two punctures and fell on the rankings as 14th.

Although he only had one spare in the trunk of his car, he eventually made it back to service, where the organizers believed he was breaking the rules because one of the rims was insufficient Rubber was in place to ride on public roads.

« If we have to judge the current picture, we can’t be proud of the work we’ve done so far, » said Adamo, who also saw Wydaeghe and Carlos Del Barrio, respectively handed a fine of 400 euros for failing to fasten their helmet straps for the stage from Saint-Clement to Freissinieres. Current Monte Carlo Rally leader, Sebastien Ogier, also broke the rules and received the same penalty.

« It’s not the kind of rally performance we want to show and it’s another day on we just bring things home, « he added.

 » Unfortunately we lost Ott and Martin to double damage. It was the only time in the World Championship that we couldn’t be back on Sunday, so they Fans at home cannot enjoy any other driver on the power stage.  » The rules are the rules, and we stick to them.

« On a day that wasn’t Hyundai Motorsport level, there’s not much more to add.

 » Even so, we’ve often done in the past learned that the rally isn’t over until it’s over. Monte is the flagship of this saying. « 

Toyota’s three drivers are currently blocking the podium in Monte Carlo. If the picture remains unchanged until the end of the event, it has opened a phenomenal lead in both championships.

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