Can you believe that four top finishers on some rally drive the same brand and that brand is Hyundai?! I just can't believe because I was never fan of them. They make very good cars but their brand is just not interested to me.
Hyundai had really bad reputation when they were ran under MSD team. David Whitehead just couldn't make a proper car and made some strange speech that their transmission costed 250 000GBP. And they were never on podium. You can put price of 1m GBP but no one will buy bad product.
In 2nd outing Hyundai factory took everything in their hands. They invested lots of money into the project and they finally won manufacturer's title in 2019.
Now they have WRC champion Ott Tanak driving for them and this means they could win something more this year because of the shortened season. But lets get back to Rally di Alba 2020.
All those top Hyundai guys were with R5 machinery and Breen and Huttunen have the biggest experience. And that counts.
Sordo finished only 3rd but he just had to finish the rally and build the confidence.
There were also WRC class where works team tested there new aero evolution. Neuville took most of the stages in front of WRC champ Tanak.
But this rally was only a practice and testing rally, nothing special.
Real action starts in Estonia...