Hyundai crashes into river in WRC testing

Daniel Herrero

Thursday 29th March, 2018 - 9:51am


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Thierry Neuville has crashed his Hyundai i20 WRC into a river during testing for next week’s Tour de Corse.

Neuville was conducting running on the French island of Corsica, which will host Round 4 of the World Rally Championship, when he left the road approaching to a bridge.

According to, the accident occurred at the exit of a left-hand corner where the Belgian slid off the road and dropped more than five metres into a shallow section of the river.

While the car incurred significant front and rear damage, Hyundai has confirmed that neither Neuville nor co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul were injured.

Team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen and Dani Sordo had already conducted their pre-Corse testing.

Sordo will be piloting the #6 i20 for the second of four rallies in a row before Hayden Paddon is back behind the wheel for Rally Italy in June.

Neuville is second in the championship, which resumes on April 5-8. has been established to provide a daily motorsport news service to the industry and fans in Australia and internationally.

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