Thierry Neuville says Rally Argentina contains several elements which make the event tricky, as the Hyundai Shell World Rally team driver gears up for the only South American round on the World Rally Championship calendar.

The 26-year-old's last three WRC races in Argentina have all seen him finish in fifth place and he is wary of the changeable conditions which make the rally so challenging.

"For me the weather and the fog are the biggest factors at Rally Argentina and with the roads getting rougher and rougher as cars pass by, it can be quite a tricky one," Neuville said. "We have had rainy editions of the rally in the past where tyre choice has played an important role.

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"This year, we go there a bit earlier in the season so hopefully it will be a bit drier although we know the weather has been quite bad in the past months so we have to see what the road conditions are like. For sure, it will make it interesting."

Neuville's Hyundai i20 WRC car arrives in Argentina with a all-new paddle-shift gearbox and an upgraded engine unit which made its debut last time out in Mexico.

With the new parts the Belgium driver is confident he can continue his strong start to the 2015 WRC season. He currently sits third in the drivers' standings after three rounds, with one podium finish to his name, a second place in Sweden.

"We have had a good start to the season so far and we want to have a good run in Argentina to bring home some more valuable points for me and for the team."

Rally Argentina, based around Villa Carlos Paz, is scheduled between the 24-26 April and will act as round four of the 2015 Worl Rally Championship.