Team will participate in honour of Craig Breen
Hyundai Motorsport confirms it will compete in the fourth round of the FIA World Rally Championship, Croatia Rally, with a two-car entry following the accident in pre-event testing in which Craig Breen lost his life.
This decision to participate was reached after careful consideration including discussions with Craig’s family, his co-driver James and Hyundai Motorsport’s crews and team members. His family and James confirmed it was their wish that the team compete in Croatia in honor of Craig.
Team Principal Cyril said: “After careful consideration involving all stakeholders, we have decided to participate in Croatia Rally. We will do this in memory of Craig, to honor him, his passion for rallying and his competitive spirit.”
“We will enter two cars and withdraw the third entry as a mark of respect. Both cars will run with a special livery for Craig, his family, friends and fans. It is clear from speaking to everyone that the best way to honor Craig’s legacy was not to withdraw our entry, so we participate mindful of our lost team-mate, friend and incredible competitor.”
The two Hyundai i20 N Rally1 Hybrid crews will be Thierry/Martijn and Esapekka/Janne.