Abbring to contest four more rallies for Hyundai

Hyundai will enter a fourth car for its official test driver Kevin Abbring in four of the remaining WRC events in 2015.

The Dutchman made his World Rally Car bow for the Korean marque in February's Rally Sweden, where he finished 11th as a stand-in for an injured Dani Sordo.

Abbring and his co-driver Sebastian Marshall now have the chance to build on that experience in Hyundai's fourth i20 WRC in Poland, Germany, France and Wales.

"From a driver’s point of view, testing is nice to get a rhythm and a feeling for the potential of a car, but there is no substitution for competitive rallying," said the 26-year-old. 

"It feels like a long time since Sweden and I’m looking forward to being back.

"The experiences of Rally Sweden were useful to get an idea for how the team works during a rally weekend but I’ve been working with the team for a long time now, so it really feels like family."

Hyundai team principal Michel Nandan added: "Kevin did a good job in Sweden stepping into the car, with a very professional approach and enthusiastic attitude.

"These four events will offer Kevin the chance to gain more experience as a WRC driver and to further enhance our aims at nurturing young driving talent in the WRC."

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