Hyundai’s Gearbox Struggles at Safari Rally

A gearbox explosion forced Esapekka Lappi to exit the Safari Rally, highlighting a known weakness in the Hyundai i20 N. Technical director Francois-Xavier Demaison expressed difficulty in finding a long-term solution. Lappi’s departure was followed by Ott Tanak crashing out, leaving Thierry Neuville as the sole remaining Hyundai driver. Neuville expressed concern about potential transmission issues following Lappi’s exit.

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