24 April 2019 | News

GWR Australia expands TCR fleet with a second Hyundai

GWR Australia has expanded its fleet of TCR cars, confirming the acquisition of a second Hyundai i30 N TCR racer.

The Sydney-based team, owned and managed by Garth Walden, has taken delivery of both brand-new cars, imported to Australia by HMO Customer Racing.

Walden and his team are currently working on finding the right drivers to compete in the inaugural TCR Australia Series which kicks off at Sydney Motorsport Park on May 17-19.

The two Hyundais are owned by private investors, with the GWR Australia charged with the responsibility of preparing and maintaining them.

The pair of GWR Australia i30 Ns means there are a total of four Hyundai TCR cars in Australia, joining the two that are currently being prepared by HMO Customer Racing at its Campbelltown, NSW-based workshop. Nathan Morcom has previously been confirmed as one of the drivers for HMO. CLICK HERE for more details.

In total, there will be as many as 18 TCR cars in Australia ahead of the opening round. Series organisers the Australian Racing Group expects that at least 15 of these will compete in the first event in Sydney next month.

Every TCR Australia race across the seven rounds will be broadcast live, free and in HD on SBS.

Tickets for the opening event at Sydney Motorsport Park are now on sale via the Shannons Nationals website. CLICK HERE to secure your tickets and see touring car history being made …


Garth Walden
Owner, GWR Australia

“We’ve got two cars now and are on the hunt for two qualified drivers to compete in this year’s series,” said Garth Walden.

“Like any race team, we are looking for the best drivers possible, however we also need a level of funding to come with those drivers, so we are definitely keen to speak to any interested party that is seriously considering TCR.

“The TCR platform provides really good racing. For me, the category gets Australia back to proper touring car racing that everyone likes to see. There’s lots of different manufacturers and the balance of performance means that it brings the racing back to the drivers and the teams.

“I had a drive of one of the cars and the are really somewhere between a Porsche Carrera Cup car and a Production car – lots of lateral grip, low power, but huge braking performance which will provide some fantastic door-to-door racing.

“It’s really about bringing back racing, not the follow the leader stuff that we see too often in other categories.”