Why there's no easy fix for Hyundai's operational Achilles Heel
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Why there's no easy fix for Hyundai's operational Achilles Heel

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Hyundai Motorsport boss Andrea Adamo was vocal in his criticism of his team's tyre choices on Rally Croatia and declared that he "had better move my ass and solve it". Doing so will be vital to getting Hyundai's 2021 WRC title hopes back on track, but finding the root of the problem won't be the work of a moment

Tyre strategy was the major talking point in the World Rally Championship's first trip to Croatia last weekend, when Hyundai's potential pace was stymied by curious choices made in the service park.

Ott Tanak, the team's dominant winner on February's Arctic Rally, spent most of the event drifting at a pace far short of the podium positions, while Thierry Neuville dropped out of the lead and lost more than half a minute on the second morning whilst driving on entirely the wrong rubber.

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