The Fédération Internationale de l’Car and Hyundai Motorsport possess joined forces to birth the FIA Rally Champions World Tour, united by a frequent intention of encouraging and promoting rallying skill from regional series across the arena for the following three years.
The initiative, which is supported by the FIA Innovation Fund, will nurture drivers from the FIA’s regional rally series by providing them a pressure within the Hyundai i20 N Rally2 at an FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) match.
Starting from this season, championship winners from 5 FIA-sanctioned regional series – the African Rally Championship, Asia-Pacific Rally Championship, CODASUR Rally Championship, Heart East Rally Championship and NACAM Rally Championship – will be awarded a pressure within the i20 N Rally2 at a WRC round all the device via the 2022 advertising and marketing and marketing campaign.
The program will flee for three years – the victorious crews from 2022 and 2023 are moreover eligible for the prize and must remove section in WRC occasions all the device via 2023 and 2024 respectively.
The i20 N Rally2 at the centre of the prize is the latest rallying invent produced by the Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing department. Position to be homologated later this year and debuted within the FIA WRC2 class at Ypres Rally Belgium, the auto is a successor to the Hyundai i20 R5, which has clinched several national and world titles since its first runs within the hands of buyer teams and drivers in 2016.
By an intensive testing time table, the brand new automobile has been build via its paces on a big diversity of surfaces, including Swedish snow and tough Sardinian gravel, by drivers with both WRC and WRC2 class journey.
This FIA World Tour initiative underlines the FIA and Hyundai Motorsport’s dedication to supporting burgeoning rallying skill as they ascend the sport’s profession ladder from regional to world competitors against the live of the Rally pyramid, represented by a premier-class WRC pressure.
FIA Rally Director, Yves Matton acknowledged: “I’m very fully jubilant and proud to relate this initiative developed in partnership with Hyundai Motorsport, that will also contribute to lift FIA regional rally championships and create them more gleaming to competitors across all continents. Furthermore, by creating a pathway for competitors from non-European nationalities to the live of the Rally pyramid, this would per chance maybe provide higher diversity within the FIA World Rally Championship and generate sure media coverage, thanks seriously to the attendance of regional heroes at flagship occasions on their continent, with a possibility for them to join the arena stage the following year in a Hyundai i20 N Rally2 automobile. The program, which promotes socially linked points of Rally while making it a more accessible motor sport self-discipline worldwide, advantages from the strengthen of the FIA Innovation Fund (FIF) and highlights the pledge given by the FIA’s Design Driven circulate.”
Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Manager, Andrew Johns acknowledged: “Helping to carry via the following generation of WRC champions is a mandatory section of the work of the Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing department. Becoming a member of forces with the FIA to relate the FIA Rally Champions World Tour broadens this formula to a if truth be told global scope, and we is also very relaxed with the pivotal role of the Customer Racing department and the Hyundai i20 N Rally2 will play on this system. The FIA Rally Champions World Tour presents them a possibility to stamp their skills on the worldwide stage, and because of our intensive testing and pattern, the Hyundai i20 N Rally2 is the final word automobile for them to remove the following step of their wearing careers.”