Hyundai TCR team welcomes first car to Australia
The first of two Hyundai i30 N TCR race cars has arrived in Australia ahead of the 2019 TCR Australia Series.
Sydney-based HMO Customer Racing welcomed the Hyundai to its race team on Friday evening, flown directly from Hyundai Motorsport’s global racing headquarters in Germany.
The car has arrived just days before its Australian on-track debut at Sydney Motorsport Park on Monday as part of the TCR Australia ‘media and competitors’ day.
The Hyundai i30 N joins the Audi RS 3, Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Honda Civic for the invite-only test day.
The team is expecting its second i30 N to arrive in the near future.
The Hyundai i30 N TCR made its debut in 2017, and the car has gone onto impressive victories across a number of international and national championships. Hyundai Motorsport has constructed close to 40 examples of the i30 N race car in just over 18 months.
The TCR Australia Series kicks off in May 2019 at Sydney Motorsport Park. CLICK HERE for details on the 2019 calendar.
Owner, HMO Customer Racing
“HMO Customer Racing is very excited to be competing in the inaugural TCR Australia series,” said Barry Morcom.
“We have great support from Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing, and we are pleased to have received our first i30 N into Australia. This car was airfreighted from Germany, and our second car will arrive soon via sea freight.
“We will announce our drivers in for 2019 in due course.
“With the various manufacturers involved in TCR competition, HMO Customer Racing sees this world-renowned category as an exciting step for Australian Motorsport.”
Director, Australian Racing Group
“It is fantastic to see the arrival of our fourth different make of TCR car to Australia ahead of next year’s championship,” said Matt Braid.
“Hyundai is one of the world’s biggest car manufacturers, but in comparison to its rivals in the automotive world, it has a young history in motorsport.
“I’m not surprised at all, though, that they have enjoyed so much early success in TCR on a global front.
“We’re looking forward to seeing the HMO Customer Racing team on the grid next year.”