Andrea Adamo To Leave Hyundai Motorsport Immediately

Hyundai Motorsport GmbH can confirm that it has reached a mutual agreement with Team Principal Andrea Adamo that will see him depart the company after six years of collaboration.


Adamo is stepping down for personal reasons with immediate effect. His day-to-day responsibilities, which include overseeing Hyundai’s involvement in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), the PURE ETCR series and its Customer Racing operations, will be assumed in the short-term by company President Scott Noh, with support from the respective department managers until a new appointment is announced.


Adamo joined the company in December 2015 to head up the company’s Customer Racing department, which quickly established itself as a successful entity with numerous teams and drivers finding success at the wheel of Hyundai Motorsport-built cars.


Consecutive titles in WTCR - FIA World Touring Car Cup in 2018 and 2019 cemented the company’s reputation for customers around the world. In WRC, Adamo spearheaded two title-winning campaigns, in 2019 and 2020, as the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC asserted its credentials on the world’s most demanding rally stages, at the hands of rally-winning crews.


Hyundai Motorsport’s preparations for the 2022 season – a new hybrid era of WRC, a second season of ETCR, as well as its Customer Racing activities – remain unaffected by Adamo’s departure. The team is preparing for the start of a new WRC season at Rallye Monte-Carlo from January 20-23.