Monza Rally launch for Hyundai's 2017 WRC car

Monza Rally launch for Hyundai's 2017 WRC car
By AutoSport

19/10/2016 at 10:11

Hyundai will be the first World Rally Championship manufacturer to show off its 2017 car in public, when it launches the i20 WRC at the Monza Rally on December 1.

Next season marks the start of a new era of WRC technical regulations, with the series ready to run the fastest-ever rally cars.

GALLERY: Hyundai previews its 2017 i20 WRC

Hyundai will enter a current-specification i20 WRC in the rally itself, while the new car will remain at the Italian circuit as a static display for the duration of the December 2-4 event.

Team principal Michel Nandan said: "It is a fantastic event and Monza is the ideal location to launch our latest WRC car.

"New regulations for 2017 mean wider, more powerful cars, and we're sure next season will be an entertaining one.

"Although the main launch will be a static media event, we also want to give the passionate fans who attend the show something to cheer.

"It's going to be a weekend to remember - and another important chapter for our maturing team."

The remaining four cars will be revealed throughout December ahead of the first round of the 2017 WRC season, January's Monte Carlo Rally.