Hyundai Motorsports Thierry Neuville says there are better times to come after the Belgian came home in third place following a difficult Rally Italia. Speaking following the action he commented saying:
There were a few things that came together that didn’t work properly for us this weekend. I’d like to extend my thanks to the team, including everyone in the workshop, because after Portugal they had one-and-a-half days to repair the car; they made everything like new. I am sorry to them that I wasn’t able to deliver a better result, but we bring home a podium at the end of a disappointing weekend for everyone. There are better times to come.
Dani Sordo who returned to action on Sunday following a retirement on Saturday commented saying:
The only positive at the end of this tough weekend is that we have been able to take some points for the manufacturer’ championship. In some stages, our speed was OK but there’s not much more we can say. We go home a bit disappointed but sometimes rallying is like this.
Ott Tanak commented saying:
We know what happened on Saturday and it needs no extra explanation. It has not been a happy weekend, for sure, but the Hyundai Motorsport team has done a great job to get me up to this level. The car is really fast, it’s improved a lot, so there is nothing stopping us.
Team Principal Andrea Adamo said:
“I would like to say thanks to Thierry and Ott for the nice words that they said to the team after the Power Stage. Such comments are reflective of our spirit and show that we are really pulling together in the same direction. We are not happy with the result, but we know that if we go ahead as we are, working together, we can catch up. We aren’t scared, we will work hard as we always have done. Hyundai Motorsport is a big team, but hard work pays dividends, as we have seen with a 1-2 in WTCR at the Nürburgring, Jari doing an amazing rally in WRC 2, and with the improvements we have made to the WRC car. My people have done an incredible job and I’m thankful and moved to hear our drivers commend their work.