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There is mounting speculation that Hyundai will ditch the WRC in order to go sports car racing.
The WRC will move to hybrid regulations for their Rally1 category in 2022, but the Manufacturers' Champion says that is too soon.
“The hybrid thing is not that easy to do at the moment. The time is too short and I'm worried," outspoken Hyundai team boss, Andrea Adamo, told DirtFish.
Asked if sports cars and a possible Le Mans entry would be of interest, he added: “Any sort of motorsport that can show the capability, the technology and the things Hyundai can do in the world are welcome.”
With new Rally2 and Rally3 cars soon to be released, it would seem a strange move for Hyundai to pull out of the top level of the WRC.
FIA Rally Director, Yves Matton, said that they had been working on the new hybrid car rules for two years.
“Introducing the hybrid car was key to getting the manufacturers’ commitment for 2022 and this is why it was not possible to think about postponing the introduction of this technology in the championship," he said.
"We should be able to communicate more about this in the near future.”
Whether Hyundai's intentions are real, or whether Adamo is simply making a fuss to get his own way, remains to be seen.
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