Following its success last year, the Hyundai i30 SX CRDi will aim to retain its crown as class winner of the ‘Modern Challenge’ category in this year’s 2009 QUIT Targa West tarmac rally.
This year’s competition sees a record 99 vehicles entries, with the ‘Modern Challenge’ category attracting an 9 impressive competitors including a Nissan GTR 35, a Ferrari 575M GTC, a Subaru Impreza WRX STI and an Audi S4.
“We really love hitting the tarmac in the i30 CRDi,” said driver Razvan Vlad, the WA based environmental specialist who steered the i30 to success last year. “The production standard Australian suspension and steering set-up is a great match for the course whilst its Green Diesel engine also reduces the vehicle’s impact on the environment. With a wider entry field, the competition is going to be fierce.”
Genuine Hyundai Accessories are fitted to the production i30 SX CRDi Green Diesel including alloy wheels and a rear spoiler. Apart from the fitment of semi-slick tyres, upgraded front brake pads and safety equipment to meet competition requirements, the car is completely standard.
Hyundai’s 2009 entry is again a collaborative initiative between Hyundai Motor Company Australia, supplying the vehicle, and the Western Australian Hyundai Dealer network, which will support the event with technicians and a professional race support team.
“After winning the Modern Challenge category last year, the Hyundai team is determined to repeat its success!” said Heinz Wiesner, Regional General Manager – Western Region. “A win would crown what has been a tremendous year of sales growth for Hyundai in WA.”