Hyundai i30 Enters QUIT Targa West 2010 Rally

South Korean manufacturer is trying to make the most out of the success its i30 model is enjoying in Australia by signing up the model for a spot in the QUIT Targa West 2010 Rally.

The same team which competed in the 2008 and 2009 events formed by driver Razvan Vlad and navigator Ioana Vlad will be the one driving the i30 this year as well. In 2009, the two managed to secure a podium finish for their vehicle.

The car will compete in the Challenge Category, a group in which all vehicles must have a limited top speed of 130 km/h (80 mph). To make it comply with that rule, the team fitted a speed limiter. Other tuning of the otherwise regular street car included suspension modifications and the addition of a few stickers. The team will be supported by technicians of the Hyundai West Australian dealer network

The QUIT Targa West 2010 Rally begins with two short stages at Whiteman Park followed by stages around Kalamunda. It will then take to Toodyay, with the final stages closing in on Perth CBD.

“We are excited heading into this event knowing the potential the i30 CRDi has,” said Razvan Vlad. “This is our third time at Targa West and we have had great results which we hope to continue. It is a long rally and everything must work well to get a good result, but I know the excellent reliability and handling of our i30 CRDi will give us an advantage again.”
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