Dani Sordo has secured his third successive fourth place finish after a trouble-free final day at Rally de Portugal.
Matosinhos, Portugal - Hyundai Motorsport has concluded Rally de Portugal, the fifth round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a fourth place finish, the team’s best to date at the event.
Following a weekend of highs and lows for the team, it was a trouble-free Sunday with both Dani Sordo and Thierry Neuville completing the final four stages comfortably.
Rally de Portugal has been an important learning experience for the team, following its most competitive start to a WRC season. Retirements for Kevin Abbring and Rally Argentina winner Hayden Paddon were a prelude to more disappointment on Saturday with Neuville stopping midway through SS11 having run out of fuel.
On a more positive note, Sordo has enjoyed a strong rally, pushing his #4 New Generation i20 WRC car to finish just outside of the podium positions. Neuville re-joined under Rally 2 regulations on Sunday morning to allow the team the opportunity to learn more about the performance of its car on the Portuguese terrain.