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Hyundai enters two i30 N TCRs in Nürburgring 24 Hours

12 April 2018

Following a successful outing at the season opening VLN race last month the Hyundai N team will return to the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a pair of i30 N TCR cars for the Nürburgring 24 Hours Qualifying Race and ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hours.

The Nürburgring 24 Hours’s position as one of the highlights of the racing season makes it the perfect occasion Hyundai to demonstrate the performance of the i30 N TCR and the endurance racing options designed for long-distance events where TCR cars are eligible.

The endurance racing package that will be sported by the cars at the Nürburgring is also available to customers. The pack includes an ABS-system, additional lights for running during darkness and a kit that allows for fast refueling.

The same experienced line-up of eight drivers will be split between the two cars for this weekend’s six-hour Qualifying Race as will take the controls for the 46th running of the 24 Hours on the 25km circuit, famously dubbed the ‘Green Hell’.

The cars will be entered under the Hyundai N banner for both races and run by Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing in conjunction with successful TCR squad Target Competition. The Italian based team’s drivers have won the last two TCR Germany titles. However in 2018 they will focus on the TCR Europe Championship with the i30 N TCR.

The i30 N TCR is the first Hyundai Motorsport built car especially for circuit racing. Designed and developed by the company’s Customer Racing Department at the team’s headquarters in Alzenau, Germany. The car made its competitive debut in the Chinese round of the TCR International Series in 2017, taking victory in its very first race. The first customers took delivery of their i30 N TCR in December, and our customers have since seen action in the UK and America as well as the opening round of the FIA WTCR season, where i30 N TCR customers scored a sensational double win.

“We were very happy with the performance of the i30 N TCR and the drivers at the first VLN race last month, so it was only natural that we look to the next challenge to prove the competitiveness of the car and our endurance racing package,” said Hyundai Motorsport’s Andrea Adamo. “The Nürburgring Nordschleife remains one of the toughest tests in motorsport. As the biggest event of the year on the track the ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hours is the perfect place to show the i30 N TCR to the fans, and our potential customers. For both the Qualifying Race and the 24 Hours we have a strong driver line-up who have experience of both endurance racing and the Nordschleife. Together they and the team will be able to get the most from the car in what I am sure will be a very competitive class on an extremely demanding circuit.”

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