Hyundai’s victory and their 1-2 Power Stage result proved that Volkswagen finally have a worthy rival. As a proud supplier to Hyundai Motorsport we would like to congratulate the team on their success in Argentina this weekend. Gracious in the win they sent us a thank you,
“I would like to thank you for your cooperation in 2016. Without your support last weekend’s victory in Argentina wouldn’t be possible!” RK
“Be prepared to receive further RFQs very soon! J”
Volkswagen arrived in South America confident that they would win Rally Argentina, aware that Jari-Matti Latvala stood more chance of victory while Ogier suffered unfavourable running order position. This rally was their last unconquered WRC challenge. After leading for over half the distance their expectations vanished when Latvala’s front suspension gave way and he crashed.
After Kris Meeke’s surprise first win 12 months ago this was the turn of Paddon and his 57 year old codriver John Kennard, gaining New Zealand’s first WRC win on his country’s national ANZAC holiday. After Paddon very nearly lost the lead on the penultimate stage, everything finally turned out right, a veritable emotional roller coaster.
(Excerpt from Overdive.in, to read full article go to http://overdrive.in/news/wrc-2016-hayden-paddon-claims-rally-argentina-win-for-hyundai/ )