Thierry Neuville has been dropped to the Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team for Wales Rally GB to 'regain confidence' for the 2016 season, with Dani Sordo and Hayden Paddon forming the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team.

The Belgian driver has come under fire recently after a string of underwhelming performances and will move to the second string Hyundai team for the WRC season finale to take the pressure of the championship fight off him.

Sordo will drive Neuville's #7 Hyundai machine in Wales with Paddon in the sister car, while Neuville will take up the #20 Hyundai Mobis drive and team-mate Kevin Abbring.

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"For me, the decision to move to the #20 car for Wales Rally GB will free me up from any championship pressure and allow me to focus solely on my own driving," Neuville said. "This will be important as I strive to regain my confidence ahead of 2016."

The World Rally Championship travels to Spain later this month for the penultimate round, Rally Catalunya, where Neuville will make his final appearance of the season for the primary Hyundai squad before moving to the second team for Wales Rally GB.

Hyundai currently trail Citroen by just a single point for second place in the manufacturers' championship with two events remaining, while M-Sport Ford has closed the gap to 13 points in fourth.

Therefore, the decision could have an influential role on the all-important runner-up spot behind already confirmed champions Volkswagen.

"We have not reached this decision lightly but after a long and open discussion with Thierry," Alain Penasse, Hyundai team manager, said. "Everyone in the team is 100% behind Thierry and we feel this is the right decision to take for Wales Rally GB."