Thierry Neuville

Thierry Neuville
Thierry Neuville. Photo by: Romain Thuillier/Hyundai Motorsport GmbH
Date of birth16.06.1988
TeamHyundai Motorsport
Co-driverMartijn Wydaeghe
WRC starts160
First eventCatalonia 2009
First winGermany 2014
Stage wins392
Power Stage wins23
Total points1975
2023 season ranking3.
Championship wins0

Stats updated 16/05/2024


Thierry Neuville has distinguished himself as a silver medalist in the World Rally Championship. From 2016 to 2018, the Belgian had to concede the championship battle to Sébastien Ogier, and in the 2019 season to Ott Tänak.

Neuville has been driving as Hyundai’s factory driver since the 2014 season. Starting with the Rally Mexico in 2013, Neuville achieved his first podium finish, coming in third while driving for Ford. In 2014, he recorded his first victory at the Rally Germany.

Neuville competed in his first rally at 19 years old in 2007, driving an Opel Corsa. In addition to his WRC victories, Neuville has celebrated first-place finishes twice in the IRC series when, in 2011, the Belgian drove a Peugeot 207 to victory in both Corsica and San Remo.

During the truncated COVID season of 2020, Neuville finished fourth in the championship. The season started well with a win in Monte Carlo, but issues in the Mexico and Estonia derailed his championship hopes. Neuville secured second places in Turkey and Sardinia, but the season ended with a retirement in Monza.

In the 2021 season, Neuville drove to victories in his home rally in Belgium and Catalonia. However, technical issues with the car and a driving error in Portugal once again dropped Neuville from the championship fight. The 2022 season brought Neuville bronze medal, but the championship continued to elude the Belgian.

The year 2023 was impressive for Neuville, but a crash in Croatia and a disqualification in Kenya left him out of the championship battle. Going into the final event, Neuville was still in contention for second place in the championship, but a driving mistake led to a ditch, and the leading Belgian was left out of the top competition.

For the 2024 season, Neuville continues with Hyundai.