Hyundai Motorsport GmbH has revealed that Hyundai Mobis will be the primary partner for its secondary team, the Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team. The Mobis sponsored squad will field Hyundai’s third car, driven by Hayden Paddon, from Rally Sweden.
Hyundai Motorsport will oversee the running, and management, of all three WRC cars from its impressive ‘multi-purpose operational base’ at service. The team’s official test driver, Kevin Abbring, will also take part in at least four WRC rounds for the Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team during 2015 in a fourth car.
“We are pleased to name Hyundai Mobis as the primary partner for our second team, the Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team, as we prepare to run three cars from Rally Sweden,” explained team principal Michel Nandan. “The new team will be headed up by Hayden Paddon and will run in parallel to the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team for the rest of the 2015 season. We are also delighted to give our test driver Kevin the chance to take part in some WRC events. While Thierry and Dani will rally for the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team, as they did in Monte-Carlo, the second team will allow some of world rally’s rising stars the chance to showcase their talent on a competitive stage, something we as a WRC manufacturer take very seriously.”