Chewon Lim and Martijn Wydaeghe began working together at Hyundai Motorsport in 2016, making their competitive rally debut in June.

A former circuit racer, Chewon spent two seasons racing Formula 3 single-seaters in Europe. In December 2015, he was selected from 5,000 original applicants as the winner of national television show ‘The Rallyist’, which was aimed at finding a new Korean talent for international rallying.

The show put contestants through a rigorous testing program, with a range of challenges – physical tests and driving tasks, including a Gymkhana style runs on tarmac and gravel.

Kevin Abbring made an appearance along with other experienced drivers to offer their advice. Culminating in a small rally, Chewon was named the overall winner and has now moved to Germany as part of our HMDP line-up.

Now in his fifth full year as a rally co-driver, young Belgian Martijn was chosen as Chewon’s co-driver, working with him as he learned the basic techniques of rally driving.

Last year they took part in seven events in total during the year in an R2-specification car. They also drove on the recce at WRC six events with our team. They have developed into an extremely promising crew.

2017 begins a more intensive phase in the crew’s development as part of the HMDP as they step into a New Generation i20 R5 (for more information about the car, visit our R5 section). A 14-event schedule includes both tarmac and gravel events with a continued program of training away from the stages.

Chewon Lim

Date of Birth: 7 January 1984

Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea

Nationality: South Korean

Interests: Tennis, Cycling, Travel, Music

Martijn Wydaeghe

Date of Birth: 1 September 1992

Place of Birth: Sint-Eloois-Winkel

Nationality: Belgian

Interests: Sports, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Travel, Family and Friends