Hyundai has announced they have successfully completed their first test of the i20 WRC.
Set to enter competition next year, the car was tested to ensure that all the various systems were working properly. Drivers logged more than 550 km (342 miles) and engineers will analyze the data and pay special attention to the performance of the turbocharged 1.6-liter engine.
According to team principal Michel Nandan, "The learning from the first tests for me is quite positive. I think we are starting from a good base that we can use to carry on working. This was crucial considering the tight schedule we have until the end of the year."
The Hyundai i20 WRC is slated to compete in the 2014 Rallye Monte Carlo, so engineers will continue to test and refine the model over of the course of the next eight months.