THE Thierry Neville indicated the need for improvement Hyundai i20 N Rally1 after a poor performance in Portugal earlier this month where he finished fifth overall.
Having started the last day of his fifth round WRC and after fighting for the stage with his colleague Esapeka LapiYa Thierry Neville he dropped out of the standings after his car was left behind in the closing stages with a turbocharger failure.
Speaking after the race, the Belgian, who now ranks fifth in the drivers’ championship standings, expressed the need for improvements in i20 N yes, because he had trouble keeping up with cars GR Yaris of the opposing team Toyota Gazoo Racing.
“We have a lot to improve”he admitted Neville . “I mean, in terms of configuration, over the weekend I tried all around and we didn’t find anything that gave us more speed.
[Ο επόμενος γύρος στη] Sardinia again is a different face. The travelogue will probably be better and, I mean, in Mexico we weren’t too far. I don’t know if Toyota had any major developments for this weekend [στην Πορτογαλία]but we certainly weren’t on the beat”.
earlier today, Hyundai announced the appointment of a French engineer François-Xavier Demezon as its new technical director. However, when asked about any future technical improvements, Mr Neville he hinted that we might have to wait a long time.
“We can sit at a desk and create beautiful designs,” he said, “but when the parts are ready, we will be ready at the end of the season.”
THE Neville they will enjoy the benefit starting next week Rally Sardinia (June 1 – 4) from fifth place in the road standings. He has won the race, located in Olbia, twice before.