Hyundai Motorsport has delivered the first i30 N TCR race cars to customer teams in the form of Italian team BRC Racing Team and Korean team KMSA.“The first deliveries of i30 N TCR to customers is obviously a major step in this very important project,” said Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing manager Andrea Adamo.
”It marks the end of a busy period of development running at circuits and events around the world for the team. We have developed a very strong package for the TCR regulations, and that is shown in our results in the three events where we have competed. The handover of the first chassis is only the start of the work we must do, not only in building cars for our growing list of customers, but also supporting the teams as they prepare for the 2018 season to make sure they are able to compete at the front of their chosen championship.”
Team BRC Racing ran the Hyundais of Gabriele Tarquini and Alain Menu in the TCR International Series races in Zhejiang and Dubai earlier this year.
KMSA Motorsport has raced in various Asian championships, most recently in the Touring Car Series in Asia, running an S2000 specification Honda Accord.
Neither of the teams have stated their plans for 2018 yet.
Hyundai Motorsport will continue to deliver cars throughout the winter, with orders still open for teams to receive cars before the season starts in 2018.