i20 R5 crews busy in WRC2
Hyundai customers enjoyed a strong showing in the WRC2 category at both Rally Finland (July 26-29) and Rallye Deutschland (August 16-19). While Hyundai Motorsport Driver development crew Jari Huttunen and Antti Linnaketo showed the performance of the i20 R5 on their home event with second place, the best customer through the fast Finnish stages was Pierre-Louis Loubet, who took fifth in class for BRC Racing Team despite incurring a 50-second penalty.
As the Finnish gravel gave way to the very different challenge of German tarmac roads Loubet and fellow i20 R5 WRC2 regular Nicolas Ciamin were joined by José Antonio Suárez on the entry list, the Spaniard adding the event to an already busy schedule in his home country. On this occasion it was Ciamin, run by Sarrazin Motorsport, who emerged as the best of the Hyundai customers in seventh, though without a 40-second penalty he would have been further up the standings.