Monza seat swap for Hyundai duo

Hyundai team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen and Thierry Neuville have confirmed an unusual joint entry at the Monza Rally Show competition in Italy [1 - 3 December].

The pair will crew a single 2016-spec Hyundai i20 WRC and will alternate driving and co-driving duties on each of the event's nine asphalt stages.

Neuville has previous experience of the sprint rally, which is based at the famous Monza racing circuit and attracts big name entries from all forms of motorsport.

"After taking part in 2015 and finishing second behind Valentino Rossi, I could not wait to go back," he said.

"I really enjoyed it then and I'm sure sharing a car with Andreas this time will be even more amusing! The audience is extraordinary in Monza and it is always a pleasure to drive with so much support from the fans."

"I'm sure we will have a lot of fun," added Mikkelsen. "It will be my first time in Monza but I have heard a lot about the event and its passionate fans. We will do our best to entertain the spectators."

The competition features two stages on Friday afternoon, four on Saturday and  three tests on Sunday morning. The event concludes with a separate 'Masters Show' pursuit race on Sunday afternoon.

Further details can be found at www.monzarallyshow.it

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