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Hyundai takes WRC manufacturers' title this year

All Headlines 10:04 November 13, 2019

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co. said Wednesday its rally team has taken the World Rally Championship's manufacturers' title after the season-ending Australia rally was canceled due to the threat of bushfires.

The cancellation of the Aussie round, scheduled for Nov. 14-17 (local time), made Hyundai Motorsport the winner of the WRC manufacturers' title, beating defending champion Toyota Motor Corp.'s rally team, Toyota Gazoo Racing, Hyundai said in a statement.

It is the first time Hyundai Motorsport has claimed the WRC manufacturers' title, it said.

This undated file photo provided by Hyundai Motor shows its i20 Coupe WRC rally car participating in a race. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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