Things have been quite busy at the rally world. Anything going on in the World Rally Championship is of interest in our championship, as we are trying our best to put Chile on the WRC calendar.
Contractual operations at the international competition are normally opened after the Finland Rally, but the South Korean team has no time to lose on confirming its candidate for the world crown. Together with Thierry Neuville’s, first level drivers’ most agreements will expire, such as those of Ott Tanak and Esapekka Lappi, meaning fussy negotiations for each squad.
The Belgian’s case transcends not only for coming early, but also because he adds up 27 points at the present season, surpassing French Sébastien Ogier, who seeks his fifth championship. Being 30 years old and after enduring some remarkable stages and getting nine victories, Neuville has an absolute endorsement from his team.
Hyundai’s attempts for Neuville are not completely made yet. The budget implies having three confirmed units with four hired drivers next season, one of them losing a place among Hayden Paddon, Andreas Mikkelsen and Dani Sordo.