The Hyundai i30 N TCR was shown for the first time at a national TCR series event. The development version of the car sat in the ADAC TCR Germany paddock at the Nürburgring circuit. Hyundai Motorsport, together with partner team BRC Racing will continue to test and hone the i30 N TCR in the coming months.
Following July’s extended test session during the Misano 24H, the opportunity to showcase the i30 N TCR at the Nürburgring continued to build the interest in the car from potential customers. Hyundai Motorsport’s first project intended specifically for track racing, the i30 N TCR attracted plenty of attention during the weekend, the fifth of seven events in this year’s ADAC TCR Germany championship.
As well as revised bodywork, validated by the team at their most recent test at the Slovakiaring, the i30 N TCR also carried a fresh colour scheme for the first time over the weekend. The brand new livery promoted Hyundai’s new N line-up of high performance road cars. The design is supposed to bring together the N logo and Hyundai Motorsport’s traditional palette of Sky Blue, with highlights of Active Red and darker ‘Hyundai’ Blue.
“This weekend was another milestone for the i30 N TCR project. This car is specifically designed to be sold to, and raced by, customers so it is crucial that we allowed it to be seen at an important TCR event as we move into circuit racing for the first time,” explained Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing department manager Andrea Adamo. “The ADAC TCR Germany series was the perfect championship for us to do this. The category has been very successful, with huge grids and high-profile entrants. It was very good to see that many of these current teams and drivers were interested to take a closer look at the i30 N TCR and learn more about what Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing can offer in the next few months as they assess their options for racing in 2018.”
After beginning testing with the i30 N TCR in April, Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing are on schedule to deliver the first i30 N TCR to customers in early December.