Thierry Neuville says he is determined to reverse a trend in his poor fortunes in Monte Carlo as he looks to get his and Hyundai's 2015 World Rally Championship campaign off to a stronger start than he did twelve months ago.

The Belgian has previously made three appearances at the iconic event but is yet to progress beyond the first day, not least in 2014 when he crashed on the opening stage driving the new Hyundai i20 WRC.

Despite this record, Neuville says he enjoys competing in Monte Carlo and is confident the improvements made by the firm over the winter will see him prove competitive when the event gets underway.

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"It's true that we haven't been very successful at Rallye Monte-Carlo in the past but it's always a pleasure to drive on these roads and this year we really want to do well. We had a very short winter break as we started testing for 'Monte' in mid-December last year but we had some good preparation for the rally and we're ready for it.

"Monte is always special, it's the first rally of the season and the conditions can be very changeable so that it makes it difficult to predict what can happen. For sure I want to do more kilometres with the Hyundai i20 WRC than last year for myself and for the team. We will use all the experience we have of the event to aim for the best result possible."

Spearheading Hyundai's return to World Rally competition in 2014, Neuville finished sixth overall and picked up his maiden victory in Germany as the only non-VW driver to win a race throughout the year.