Performance in Argentina a relief after the difficulties in Corsica, Neuville admits

Performance in Argentina a relief after the difficulties in Corsica, Neuville admits

Thierry Neuville, Nicolas Gilsoul
photog: Fabien Dufour/Hyundai Motorsport

Thierry Neuville took in Argentina his third podium in 2018 after his victory in Sweden and the third place in Corsica. He took maximum points from the power stage and reduced Sebastien Ogier’s lead in the overall standings to 10 points.

Neuville said he was thrilled with the podium and the power stage win

“It has been something of a relief after the difficulties we had in Corsica, as we have been on the pace all weekend and felt completely comfortable with our Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC. The team has really done a great job for this rally and I am hugely thankful for everyone’s contribution. We knew we had to push on the Power Stage to take as many points as we could off Séb, and we were able to do that. I’m happy with what we take away from Argentina, and look forward to Portugal”, Neuville commented.

Dani Sordo was also in the top 3 in Argentina which was his second gravel podium of the season

The Spaniard said it was a fantastic rally for the whole Hyundai team as well as he was very happy with his performance.

Dani Sordo
photo: Fabien Dufour/Hyundai Motorsport

“The stage times have been very close all weekend long with lots of fighting for positions each day. Above all, it has been a positive event for the team with a double podium that scores good manufacturer points. We didn’t take too many risks on this final day, concentrating on finishing third. Thankfully we had a decent buffer so could complete our mission to take the podium. We have had a huge support from the fans – we hope they enjoyed the show!”, Sordo said.