Published on August 26th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Hyundai Takes German Rally Podium
What a spectacular way to end our home rally. Two stage 1-2s, Power Stage victory, two crews on the podium and all three New Generation i20 WRCs inside in the top-five. That’s what we call a good day in the office!
As last Sunday’s action got underway, Dani and Marc moved up to second with a stage win in the opening Dhrontal test. It was a 1-2 for our team with Thierry and Nicolas right behind. Our Belgians reversed the result on the subsequent Sauertal stage, to lead another team 1-2.
The repeat of Dhrontal was cancelled for spectator safety reasons so it was down to the Power Stage. Thierry and Nicolas put in an inspired performance to claim the Power Stage win and three extra driver points, but it wasn’t quite enough to move ahead of Dani and Marc.
Thierry was equally pleased to take his third podium of 2016 – following third place in Monte Carlo and victory in Sardinia. “We did all we could. I am happy to share a double podium result. We showed our potential with two stage wins. It wasn’t quite enough but it could not have been any closer,” he said.
“The team has to be commended on a job well done,” said Dani Sordo. “To have two cars on the podium is a wonderful result.”