• Hyundai Motorsport has announced its first project for circuit racing, a TCR-specification design based on the Next Generation i30
  • The new car will be built and developed by the Customer Racing department at Hyundai Motorsport’s headquarters in Alzenau, Germany
  • Testing will begin in early spring, with deliveries to customers scheduled to start in December

21 February 2017 – Hyundai Motorsport will take its first steps into circuit racing this year, with the development of a car for the TCR regulations. The project, built to compete in the growing number of TCR Hyundai-Motorsport-to-enter-circuit-racing-with-TCR-project-2championships around the world, continues the growth of Hyundai Motorsport. The company was established in 2012, and consists of the rally-winning WRC team, now contesting its fourth season, and the Customer Racing department.
The new car will be based on the Next Generation i30, which was launched globally last year. The racing version is designed to take advantage of the best qualities of the road-going model, which went through its own rigorous testing plan, including mileage on the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.
In line with current TCR regulations the car will be powered by a two-litre turbocharged engine from within the Hyundai range, and fitted with a six-speed gearbox and 100-litre fuel tank.
Work on the design began at Hyundai Motorsport in September last year. The building and development of the cars will also be completed at the company’s headquarters in Alzenau, Germany. The creation of the new project continues the work started by the Customer Racing department on the New Generation i20 R5 rally car by showing the high-performance, dynamic side of Hyundai to a wider audience.