Three-time ERC event winner, Bruno Magalhães will drive a Hyundai i20 R5 for Team Hyundai Portugal in the eight-event European championship, starting with his home round, the Azores Rallye from 24-26 March.
Carlos Magalhães, who co-drove his namesake to two Portuguese titles and fifth place in the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, returns for their first campaign together since 2014.
Team Hyundai Portugal made the exciting announcement live on Facebook earlier today. Sérgio Ribeiro, CEO of Hyundai Portugal, proudly revealed the 2020 project with big ambitions for both the national championship and the ERC.
"We will take our values and our passion for rallies to the European championship, supporting national motorsport beyond borders," he said.
Lisbon-based Bruno Magalhães, who claimed the runner-up spot in last year’s Portuguese championship at the wheel of an i20 R5 said he loves the championship.
“The championship I love is European. You have the special atmosphere, the coverage is really good and the rallies are all completely different, so it’s a big challenge for the drivers."
"Last year was difficult for me to be on the outside of the ERC, but I never forget the ERC. I was able to make an agreement with Team Hyundai Portugal to do the full European championship, which is really crazy news, really very good news.”
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