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Sordo: Rallye Monte Carlo ideal test for new Hyundai i20 WRC

Dani Sordo is looking to start life with the new Hyundai i20 WRC car on a high and says the unpredictable nature of Rallye Monte Carlo will be a suitable test.
Dani Sordo is looking to start life with the new Hyundai i20 WRC on a high but says the unpredictable nature of Rallye Monte Carlo will throw up some unknowns for the new car.

The Spaniard, who has been picked as Hyundai's manufacturer nomination for 2016 and replaces Thierry Neuville, feels Rallye Monte Carlo is the ideal way to debut the new car due to its variety of challenges and Sordo says he's excited to take on the likes of Volkswagen, M-Sport Ford and Citroen-backed Abu Dhabi WRT.

“I cannot wait to get started at Monte-Carlo, the first rally of a new season and the debut of our New Generation i20 WRC,” Sordo said. “It's a challenging event to start the year, and it will not be easy that's for sure.

“It's a unique event and always unpredictable, which is what makes it so special. As an event, it is the best way to start the New Year because we have to be on top of our game at all times.”

The 32-year-old, who begins his third consecutive season with Hyundai after switching from Citroen in 2013, also says he's happy with his feeling with the i20 and is targeting a top five result at Rallye Monte Carlo.

“The new car has been great to drive in testing so I'm looking forward to seeing how it handles on Monte's legendary stages,” he said. “I finished sixth last year so I am aiming to improve on that but we know anything can happen in Monte-Carlo.”


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