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Motorcycles Morbidelli to contest WRC Rally Monza in a Hyundai

13:05  21 november  2020
13:05  21 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Sordo is a veteran of Rally Monza , a late addition to this year's COVID-19-affected WRC schedule, having won the event in 2010 and '13 at the wheel of a Citroen DS3. More recently he has contested the event for current employer Hyundai (pictured below in 2016). Daniel Sordo, Marc Marti, Hyundai

Sordo is a veteran of Rally Monza , a late addition to this year's COVID-19-affected WRC schedule, having won the event in 2010 and '13 at the wheel of a Citroen DS3. More recently he has contested the event for current employer Hyundai (pictured below in 2016).

Three-time MotoGP race winner Franco Morbidelli will take part in next month’s World Rally Championship finale at Rally Monza with Hyundai Rally Team Italia.

a man wearing a helmet: Franco Morbidelli, Petronas Yamaha SRT © MotoGP Franco Morbidelli, Petronas Yamaha SRT

WRC organisers announced earlier this year its coronavirus-affected 2020 season would be brough to a close on December 3-6 with the ACI Rally Monza event.

Rally Monza has typically featured MotoGP legend and Morbidelli’s mentor Valentino Rossi, who has won the event seven times over the years.

Morbidelli will take part in the WRC finale in the WRC3 class in a Hyundai i20 R5.

“I am electrified by the chance of taking part in a real round of the World Rally Championship,” Morbidelli said.

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2016 FIA World Rally Championship . WRC Hyundai i20 flat out over MASSIVE jump - Rally Portugal 2014 - Продолжительность: 5:30 Pole Position Motorsport 1 434 805 просмотров. Hyundai i20 WRC Sound - Thierry Neuville at Monza Rally Show 2015 - Продолжительность: 4:34

Kilrea driver Josh McErlean will contest the iconic Monza Rally Show in Italy next month in a Hyundai i20 R5. Motorsport icons such as seven-time time MotoGP Champion Valentino Rossi, Formula One ace Robert Kubica and Hyundai WRC star Dani Sordo have competed on the event previously which

“This is going to be an amazing chance to be among the best drivers in the world and compete in a different sport.

“This is going to be good fun though, I will have to learn quickly a lot of details and it is not going to be easy to adapt to two added wheels in such a short time.

“When Matteo Ballarin [WITHU President] called me I did not think twice about it. These are chances that happen a few times over a lifetime.

“I will follow a crash course from Umberto Scandola to reach the first test as ready as possible”.

Hyundai Rally Team Italia boss Riccardo Scandola added: “ACI Rally Monza is probably going to be the most followed moment of the whole WRC season and a historical moment for this discipline.

“Our program in WRC with WITHU changed often due to the reasons that we all know but ending the season in Monza also with Franco Morbidelli in the team is going to be extraordinary.

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Here's some action from the first day of the 2019 Monza Rally Show. In the morning there was the official shakedown on the GP track, while in the late

FIA World Rally Championship / Rallye Monte-Carlo 21 - 24 Jan 2016 Watch the Hyundai Motorsport team in action - LIVE from thursday 19:00 UTC on wrcplus.com.

“We are working hard to allow Franco to get some confidence with what is going to be his office for four days.

“His approach at the Riders Meet Rally has been very analytic and precise.

“This is going to be a big challenge for the whole team, but I am pretty sure that it will also be good fun.”

Morbidelli’s third season in MotoGP has been a breakout campaign, with the Petronas SRT rider scoring three victories – equal with his teammate Fabio Quartararo – and doing so on the 2019-spec Yamaha.

The Italian comes into the final round of the 2020 MotoGP season second in the standings and ended Friday’s practice in Portugal 10th overall.

Mentor Rossi hadn’t ruled out competing at the Monza Rally when it was first announced as the WRC finale, but said at the time he had no plans to take part.

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