Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo believes his World Rally Championship team “can’t be proud” of what he’s done in the Rally Monte Carlo so far.
In the opening round of 2021, Thierry Neuville and new co-driver Martin Widege ranked fourth in the three-day competition, seven seconds below the podium and more than a minute behind teammate Dani Sordo. I will. Fifth.
The mixed-side event began in a promising way for the Alzenau-based team, with Ott Tänak taking the lead early Thursday, with false tire calls and engine turbo issues on Friday’s course putting him third. Was demoted to.
Hyundai and Tanak’s predicament intensified on Saturday, retiring with two tire punctures and plunging the leaderboard in 14th place.
Despite having only one spare tire in the trunk of the car, one of the rims for driving on public roads lacks rubber, so the organizer decides that it violates the rules and finally Returned to service.
“If you have to assess the current situation, you can’t be proud of the work you’ve done so far,” said Widege and Carlos Delvalio, each handing a fine of € 400 after failing to secure the helmet. Adamo said when he saw. Stage strap from Saint Clement to Frisigniere. The current Rally Monte Carlo leader Sebastien Ogier also violated the regulations and was penalized with the same penalty.
“It’s not the rally performance we want to show, it’s just another day we take things home,” he added.
“Unfortunately, I lost Otto and Martin in a double punk. It was the only opportunity at the World Championships where I couldn’t rejoin on Sunday, so my fans at home couldn’t enjoy another driver on the power stage. And we stick to them.
“We don’t add much on days when we haven’t reached the Hyundai Motorsport level.
“Still, we have learned that it never ends until the rally is over many times in the past. Monte is the flagship of this saying.”
Toyota’s three drivers are currently on the podium in Monte Carlo, and if the photos don’t change by the end of the event, they’ll have an overwhelming lead in both title races.
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