14 reasons why it's not just about F1 in 2014
The F1 season has kicked off, but there's lots more motorsport happening this year to get excited about...
Posted: 16 Mar 2014
10. Hyundai i10 enters WRC fray
Motorsport is a rite of passage for any car company wanting to be taken seriously. You might have built millions of cars, but if you haven't got competition experience, it's hard to be considered a force to contend with. So, not before time, Hyundai is getting into it - it being WRC. It's poached a very promising lead driver from Ford - Thierry Neuville - and is basing its car around the all-new i20 supermini which goes on sale later this year.
Any big marque putting its weight into motorsport is encouraging, and WRC could do with the fillip, Hyundai joining VW, Ford and Citroen in the ranks. The plain white i20? That's ours. It's in the car park downstairs. We're going to turn it into a rally car of our very own. Our version will be... slower. We guarantee it.