Shell and the World Rally Championship
Shell has returned to the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in an exciting new partnership with Hyundai Motorsport.
The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team is a brand new force in the world’s most prestigious rally series, developing a brand new car in the shape of the Hyundai i20 WRC to go alongside a dazzling line-up of driving talent.
Shell and Hyundai have been global partners since 2005, with a Global Aftermarket Agreement in place across 67 markets worldwide. As a reflection of the strength and depth of this association, Shell’s technical partnership aims to co-engineer a winning edge to Hyundai Motorsport, as it competes at the highest level of global rallying.
Extremes of temperature, altitude and road surface combine to give Shell and Hyundai the most breathtaking and extreme testing environment.
From the classic Rallye Monte-Carlo in January to the gruelling Wales Rally GB in November, the WRC takes in an incredible array of challenges. Temperatures range from -40° in Sweden to +30° in Mexico, with drivers going flat-out and against the clock on timed special stages, driving on surfaces that include gravel, ice and snow, as well as paved roads.
Armed with Shell Helix race lubricants and Shell Spirax transmission products, the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team provides the ultimate extreme testing environment. Working together to develop Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology ensures that customers around the world have access to the best possible products, which are proven in their ability to handle extraordinary conditions.
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