09.06.2020 - The Rally di Roma Capitale is approaching fast and the interest around the rally organized by Motorsport Italia grows bigger. The Rome-based event is set to open the FIA ERC 2020 European Championship and Italian Rally Championship 2020 next July 24-26th. This morning a big surprise made this event even more interesting: Hyundai Motorsport announced that it will field two Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC driven by Dani Sordo and Pierre-Louis Loubet.
This big opportunity for Rally di Roma Capitale comes after weeks and months of intense work by all the team led by Max Rendina that has constantly been in contact with ACI Sport, FIA and Eurosport Events to devise solutions and procedures that should allow the rally to take place despite the deeply changed context that we are all experiencing at the moment.
“Knowing that a manufacturer like Hyundai Motorsport chose our race as a preparatory event over the summer months – Max Rendina commented – gives us a lot of motivation. We have been working to make the Rally di Roma Capitale 2020 a special event capable of leaving its mark despite the unusual context we all live in. I am proud of my team: this week three rounds of WRC had to postpone their events to 2021 due to the epidemic, but we kept working around the clock to make the Rally di Roma Capitale happen soon. The announcement of the participation of Dani Sordo, that will contest the World Rally Championship with Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team and that of 2019 WRC2 Champion Pierre-Louis Loubet, and their WRC class cars highlight the technical content of our event and we are happy to welcome Hyundai Motorsport to the roads of the Rally di Roma Capitale”.
The presence of the team led by the Italian Andrea Adamo is not limited only to the two Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, that will take part in an event called Rally Stars devised for this kind of cars. Several Hyundai i20 R5 New Generation will take part in the Rally di Roma Capitale valid for FIA ERC and CIR. Among these, one car will be driven by the Irish driver Craig Breen, who competes for team Hyundai since 2018, and one by Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Junior Driver Callum Devine.