12/03/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/03/2020 10:46
Petronas Yamaha SRT's Franco Morbidelli is swapping two wheels for four this week as the Italian takes part in the FIA World Rally Championship finale at ACI Rally Monza, between the 3-6 of December.
The three-time 2020 winner and Championship runner-up is driving a Hyundai i20 R5 at the asphalt encounter in the Hyundai Rally Team, alongside compatriot Umberto Scandola, who has driven in WRC 3 this season.
'I am electrified by the chance of taking part in a real round of the World Rally Championship,' said Morbidelli. 'This is going to be an amazing chance to be among the best drivers in the world and compete in a different sport.
'This is going to be good fun, though I will have to learn quickly a lot of details and it is not going to be easy to adapt to two added wheels in such a short time. These are chances that happen a few times over a lifetime. I will follow a crash course from Umberto Scandola to reach the first test as ready as possible.'