Paddon in top Hyundai team for Wales

Hyundai Motorsport has today announced a change to its driver line-up for the final round of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Wales Rally GB, in November.

It has been mutually decided that Thierry Neuville will move to the Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team for the final round of the season in an effort to help the Belgian regain his confidence ahead of 2016, and to support the team’s push to secure second in this year’s Manufacturers’ Championship.

The decision was taken and fully supported by all parties following a meeting at the team’s factory on Monday between Neuville, his co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul, Neuville’s manager and Hyundai Motorsport team management.

For Wales Rally GB, Hyundai Motorsport’s four-car entry will be made up of Dani Sordo (#7 Hyundai i20 WRC) and Hayden Paddon (#8 Hyundai i20 WRC) representing Hyundai Shell World Rally Team, while Thierry Neuville (#20 Hyundai i20 WRC) and Kevin Abbring (#10 Hyundai i20 WRC) will drive for the Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team.

There will be no driver changes for the forthcoming Rally de España, which will be contested by Neuville in the #7, Sordo in the #8 and Paddon in the #20 cars respectively.

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