EbeneInfo – AU – MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli to race with Hyundai in final WRC round in Monza


BENGALURU – Petronas Yamaha MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli will take part in the World Rally Championship (WRC) for the first time in his career at Rally Monza with Hyundai Rally Team Italia, WRC said on Saturday

The last race of the rally season takes place from December 3-6 and the 25-year-old will compete in the WRC3 class in a Hyundai i20 R5

« I am electrified by the chance to participate in a real round of the World Rally Championship », said Morbidelli « It will be an incredible chance to be one of the best drivers in the world and to participate in a different sport

« This is going to be a lot of fun, although I will have to learn a lot of details quickly and it won’t be easy to adapt to two more wheels in such a short time »

Morbidelli will first look to clinch second place in the season-ending Portuguese Grand Prix this weekend after Joan Mir won the title in the penultimate race in Valencia

Morbidelli is not the first MotoGP rider to switch to rallying with the seven-time premier class champion Valentino Rossi competing in recent years and also winning the Monza event a record seven times between 2006 and 2018

« We are working hard to give Franco some confidence in what will be his office for four days, » said Riccardo Scandola, Hyundai Rally Team Italia manager, adding that Morbidelli would not find it easy. to make the change

« It will be a great challenge for the whole team, but I’m pretty sure it will also be a lot of fun »

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Source: https://www.iol.co.za/sport/motogp-rider-franco-morbidelli-to-race-with-hyundai-in-final-wrc-round-in-monza-b2b62fd7-2cd6-5805-9d8b-bac7e358657d

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