Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon were able to help the team further develop the Hyundai i20 WRC to meet the demands of Sardinia’s gravel terrain.
With two third-place finishes already secured in Sweden and Portugal, Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson went one better in Sardinia as they ended the rally as runners-up.
Following the retirement of the #8 car on Friday, the team continued with two cars
The eight stages contested on Friday in Italy were anything but dull.
Hyundai Shell World Rally Team will field three Hyundai i20 WRC cars at Rally Italia Sardegna this weekend.
The team entered the two-day French event with Bryan Bouffier with the main objective of testing for the upcoming tarmac rallies of the FIA World Rally Championship season.
Third of the Rallye Monte-Carlo early in the season, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle put again their Citroën DS3 WRC podium on Rally Argentina.
The fifth round of the 2014 WRC season is complete and a Rally Argentina winner has been crowned.
With five stages in the books, it's currently a VW 1-2 in Argentina.
Drivers say it will be 'tough' to get to the podium
Hyundai Shell World Rally Team is ready to face another round of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship next weekend: Rally Argentina, round five of the calendar.
Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen among the favourites to win in Villa Carlos Paz
The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has made some changes to its driver line-up ahead of the Argentinian Rally.
Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has completed Rally de Portugal with two Hyundai i20 WRC cars with Thierry Neuville in seventh overall and Juho Hänninen in eighth.
The French reigning World Champions won Rally de Portugal by 43.2 seconds to take their 19th career win and Volkswagen’s eighth consecutive victory.