The two Hyundai i30 N TCR teams and the respective driver line-up were announced at the BRC Racing Team headquarters in Cherasco for the 2019 edition of the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR 2019).
BRC Hyundai N Corse team fields Gabriele Tarquini - champion in 2018 - who races with the number 1 and together with Norbert Michelisz with the 5, Augusto Farfus with the 8 and Nicky Catsburg with 88 they compete for the BRC Hyundai N Lukoil Racing Team.
The WTCR - competition in ten rounds in its second edition - starts from the official launch scheduled for next week in Barcelona and then in Morocco from 5 to 7 April, in Europe, China and finally in Malaysia in mid-December.
The best drivers’ lineup we could have dreamed during the winter. We can’t wait to start in Marrakech! said Massimiliano Fissore, CEO of BRC GAS Equipment.
The Hyundai i30 N TCR represents one of the strongest chassis available for the TCR regulations. - said Gabriele Rizzo, BRC Racing Team Team Principal - The car is reliable and strong in all the main technical areas – braking, cornering, speed, aero and engine. We are convinced we have the ideal package to approach the season, and the best driver line-up we could have dreamed of. Last year we won the FIA WTCR with Gabriele and we finished second in the teams’ standings. The 2019 season is set to be definitely more competitive than 2018. Our mission is confirm our teams and drivers at the top, fighting for the overall victory until the last corner of the last race.
It will be a very competitive season as we look to defend the title. Honestly, I hope my closest challengers are the other drivers in the i30 N TCR! - replies Gabriele Tarquini - We saw last year how close the battle for the title was – coming down to the final laps of the year – and it will be the same in 2019. Everyone will have been working over the winter, and we have new rules of the series, new drivers and a new track to contend with before we reach the end of the season.”
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