Road Book

Thank you.

Hi everybody, It's the end of an incredible season. So many feelings are going through my head at the moment, but the strongest of them all is gratitude. Thank you to the Hyundai Motorsport team --especially to our mechanics-- for their fantastic job. Thank you to Thierry for his trust, our journey is far from being [...]

Till the end…

Once again, this WRC round was epic. Rally Catalunya is the only event of the season to be driven on mixed surfaces: the first day on gravel and the following two on tarmac. With the thick layer of dust that covered the stages, we knew being first on the road would prove very difficult. And [...]

Playing with the limits.

You can't win a World Championship by keeping a safety margin. To reach that goal, you have to take risks all the time, go flat out, play with the limits. This edition of Wales Rally GB was no exception. We were driving 100% from the very first stage despite our road position. Conditions were especially [...]

We win together. We lose together.

Rally Turkey was an unknown territory for everyone. How will the car behave on that super rough surface? How much time will we lose because of our first position on the road? Very quickly though, we knew that we would be playing in the big league. Stage after stage, we got closer and closer to […]

Avoiding the traps

Before anything, let me start this roadbook with something really heartwarming. This week-end more than ever, it felt like we were ‘playing home’. The stages were literally covered in black, yellow and red. Thank you for showing up in such high numbers. I’ll never tell you enough how much your support means to us! But let’s […]

A difficult rally

Hi everybody, Sometimes you must hang on and clinch teeth… It was the case here in Finland. Of course we would have loved to battle for the victory; but to win a championship, you have to accept that you are not going to win every round and keep fighting when things get tougher. That’s precisely what […]

Victory at home!

Hi everybody, I discovered Ypres back in 1998, with its condensed, super technical and so specific route. I was opening the road for David Loix et Cédric Pirotte… and I still was an amateur regarding pace notes! Two decades later, it’s a great honor for Thierry and I to add our names to the winners’ list of Belgium’s most […]

Suspense up to the end!

Hi everybody, It’s hard to think of a more incredible race than this edition of Rally Sardegna! It’s without a doubt one of the best moments of my career, the kind of thing I was dreaming of when I was a child, watching Colin McRae on TV.  We knew this would be a tough rally… especially […]

Back in the lead!

A perfect weekend! Each victory tastes special, but this one is unique for many reasons… The first one –and not the least– is that we have many Portuguese among the team. They are the most passionate people and they work incredibly hard to make sure we can drive in optimal conditions. They gave us a […]

Viva Argentina!

Coming back to Argentina after winning here last year was something unique. I can’t think of any other country with such a passion for rallying. If you ever get the chance to come to a WRC round overseas, this is the place to go! But let’s focus on the race, shall we? From the very […]

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