HMO Customer Racing help launch new N Performance models
Reigning Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series winning team HMO Customer Racing has helped launch two of Hyundai’s N Performance variants to Australia’s leading motoring journalists.
The two models revealed to the Australian motoring media were the pocket rocket i20 N and all-new KONA N SUV.
Starting at HMO Customer Racing’s Sydney base, journalists were presented with the two new variants and given a tour of the workshop where the team’s quartet of i30 N TCRs are prepared.
Also in attendance were HMO Customer Racing drivers Nathan Morcom and Josh Buchan as both prepare to fight for the title at Bathurst in two weeks’ time.
From HMO Customer Racing’s headquarters, journalists then sampled the new i20 N and KONA N on the winding southern highlands roads, before giving the new variants a work out at Wakefield Park.
“It was great to have Hyundai Australia use our facilities to launch two of its new cars,” said HMO Customer Racing Team Manager Scott Fulcher.
“Hyundai has always been extremely supportive of our TCR racing program, and to have them use our race shop is further recognition of their consideration of our organisation.
“We are grateful for their support and we know that we love having them around.
“The new KONA N and i20 N are really great road cars. The KONA N is Hyundai’s first high-performance SUV in Australia, and it’s a real weapon. I had the chance to drive it and I was blown away.
“It’s a terrific car.”
HMO Customer Racing is preparing for a big TCR Bathurst 400 weekend where it is aiming to run three or maybe a full complement of four i30 Ns at the Mountain.
Buchan and Morcom remain a mathematical chance to win the title, with the team buoyed by its recent test at Wakefield Park.
“We’re looking forward to Bathurst,” said Fulcher.
“We still have a sneaky shot at the series win following a strong round for both Josh and Nathan last time out in Sydney as well as a recent test at Wakefield, we feel we are in a strong position.”