What could be better than seeing Hyundai and Rhys Millen Racing joining up to challenge the Global RallyCross? How about if their team includes top-ranked Emma Gilmour of New Zealand and Pikes Peak champ Rhys Millen?
The team will race Veloster racecars as specialized Hyundai/RMR Veloster Turbo models based on the Veloster production car. Enhancements include an upsized turbocharger, wastegate control, ECU tuning, and Wiggins turbo clamps. An XTRAC center differential, handbrake hydraulic coupler and lever, Reiger Racing internal bumpstop struts with roller bearings, and an all-new front fascia for the Veloster Turbo complete the deal.
“We can’t wait for the 2014 Global Rallycross season to get started with our new team and freshly-tuned Veloster Turbo racers,” said Steve Shannon, vice president of marketing, Hyundai Motor America. “Global Rallycross is the perfect racing series for the compact, fun-to-drive Veloster, and the RMR Velosters are sure to be pushed to the limit every race this season with rally veterans like Rhys and Emma at the helm. We’re proud to team up with two drivers known for their precision and consistency, and we are especially excited to give Emma the opportunity to be the first female driver in Global Rallycross.”
“I couldn’t be more honored to join the Hyundai/RMR Global Rallycross team for the 2014 season,” said Emma Gilmour, New Zealand rally veteran. “Rhys is known worldwide for his precise and consistent rally skills, and my years of successful rally experience are a perfect fit for the RMR team effort. It’s a true privilege to be the first female driver in the GRC series, and I’m confident my performance will open up more opportunities for a number of great female rally drivers in the future.”