Mikkelsen aids Hyundai’s i20 R5 development
Andreas Mikkelsen has had his first drive of Hyundai’s R5 specification i20 as the manufacturer continue to improve the car.
The new Hyundai signing got behind the wheel of the car for two days on gravel in France.
His experience of other manufacturer’s R5 cars helped to give feedback to Hyundai’s Customer Racing department.
“Our customers have had a very successful few weeks as they chase titles in their national championships,” Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing department manager Andrea Adamo said.
“A second consecutive victory in Spain puts Iván Ares in a strong position in the points’ standings, proving the competitiveness and reliability of the New Generation i20 R5.
“At this important stage of our customers’ seasons it is important that we continue to work to develop the car. Thanks to his running in WRC2 earlier this season, Andreas has a great deal of experience in current R5 machinery.
“With his input we can continue to improve the i20 R5 for new customers, and pass on improvements to our existing clients to keep them at the front.”