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Thierry Neuville and Sebastien Loeb have been given extra rallies as Hyundai goes into overdrive in its attempt to win the World Rally Championship's Manufacturers' prize.
Neuville (pictured) will contest Rallylegend in San Marino (October 10-13), a tarmac event that follows the Wales Rally GB, while Loeb will join Rally Ciudad de Granada in Spain (October 18-19), a gravel event in the week before Rally de España.
Hyundai has claimed three WRC victories and a total of nine individual podium finishes this year, but its lead in manufacturers’ championship has been reduced to just eight points over a hard-charging Toyota.
The extra rally rounds will allow the team to increase its efforts as the season reaches its epic conclusion, giving the crews an opportunity to improve their feeling with the car.
Hyundai Motorsport Team Director Andrea Adamo commented:
“Participating in the Rallylegend and Rally Ciudad de Granada events in October will allow us to be as prepared as possible for the final rounds of the WRC season.
"We are making every effort to be fully ready for the challenges that we will face against our competitors in the remaining rallies. The entire team is doing an amazing job to include these events alongside our WRC commitments, and I am thankful to them.
"We have pushed hard to make our car more competitive this year in an extremely close championship battle.
"The gap has been reduced but we now have to redouble our efforts as the season finale approaches as we fight for our title ambitions.”
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