Home hero Neuville delivers overdue WRC success for Hyundai in Belgium
With limited recent fortune and pressure starting to mount, Hyundai needed a big result at the Ypres Rally. All the key components came together in Belgium to see home hero Thierry Neuville lead a manufacturer 1-2 and kickstart its World Rally Championship challenge
Recent World Rally Championship events have resembled the hit movie Groundhog Day for Hyundai; a constantly recurring theme of bright starts only for disaster to unfold. But in Belgium, for once, everything went to script for Thierry Neuville and Hyundai.
Local heroes Neuville and co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe produced an Ypres Rally masterclass to record a memorable WRC win on the event's championship debut. It was Neuville's first victory since the 2020 Monte Carlo Rally, and Hyundai ended its drought in style as Craig Breen completed a 1-2.
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