Two new car manufacturers will be joining the ever-expanding ranks of brands currently represented within the TCR regulations for 2018, as confirmed last weekend by WSC Ltd’s CEO Marcello Lotti at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.
Lotti could not confirm or clarify any further details on the brands that will be represented, alongside Hyundai and their new i30 N TCR, with the Korean brand starting deliveries of their new car in December this year.
“I can confirm to you that there will be two new brands coming in next year, apart from Hyundai,” said Lotti to TouringCars.net at Oschersleben, stating that the respective brands are going through the processes required to submit their application.
“They probably won’t be ready for the start, so we will see them enter in around May time.”
He was also content about Hyundai still developing their i30 N TCR car, with the first examples set to be delivered to customers in December this year.
“Hyundai are [currently] running their car under another category, as it is not homologated as TCR today. We don’t exactly know about the performance of the car and what kind of technical specification it has,” said the Italian, who is still overwhelmed with the amount of interest that is being received regarding TCR itself.