Podium celebrations for Italian crews
Italian teams scored podiums on consecutive weekends at the Franciacorte Rally Show (November 2-3), Rally delle Marche (November 9-10) and the Special Rally Circuit by Vedovati Corse (November 16-17).
Andrea Mabellini started off the run of results, coming home third overall – and second in class – in his Bernini Rally prepared i20 R5. i20 R5 crews filled three of the top-five places in the R5 class – Davide Riccio taking a second Bernini run car to fourth in class ahead of Fabio Nosella, entered by Friulmotor. At the Rally delle Marche it was another Bernini Rally entry that led five i20 R5 crews in the overall standings with third overall for Luigi Ricci.
Finally, at the Special Rally Circuit by Vedovati Corse, held at the Monza circuit Andrea Nucita took his i20 R5 to victory in the R5, with Andrea Mabellini third in class.
Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Senior Sales Associate Andrew Johns said: “Our customers’ performances continue to show the excellent quality of the cars built by the Customer Racing department. i30 N TCR customers are again in contention for a title double in FIA WTCR, the top series for the competitive category, so there is still the possibility of adding further to the success of the i30 N TCR worldwide, which also now includes the TCR Australia title. Our rallying customers have also taken some great results recently. With the support of Hyundai España i20 R5 crews won the manufacturers’ title, while Callum Devine’s podium in difficult conditions was an excellent display of the good handling characteristics of the car.”