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Hyundai Motorsport will compete in the 2017 FIA World #rally Championship (WRC) with a brand new challenger, the Hyundai i20 Coupe #wrc. The car, which has been designed to meet WRC’s raft of new technical regulations, was unveiled during a static media event at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on December 1st . For Hyundai Motorsport, the three-door Hyundai i20 Coupe #wrc represents the team’s third new car since its debut in the Championship back in 2014 – following the Hyundai i20 #wrc (2014-15) and the New Generation i20 #wrc (2016). Entering its fourth season, the team hopes to continue a positive period of growth in recent years as it embarks on a new era for the sport. The technical new regulations for 2017 have been introduced to enhance the overall spectacle of #wrc even further than before, with cars sporting an aggressive new look. While changes have centred on improving aerodynamic and mechanical grip, there has been an increase in engine power from 300 to 380bhp, a reduction in the overall weight of the car, and the re-introduction of the active centre differential. Hyundai Motorsport started testing its new car in April, alongside its ongoing 2016 #wrc campaign. The car had already accumulated 6,000km of testing prior to the launch, with further tests planned ahead of its competitive debut at Rallye Monte-Carlo in January 2017. With the new car, the team hopes to build on its most successful season to date, in which it secured two victories and an additional ten podium finishes. Hyundai Motorsport crews finished in the top-three in ten out of 13 rallies last season.
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