Hyundai Motorsport have completed the handover of their first TCR cars to customers, with KMSA from South Korea and BRC Racing Team from Italy being the first to receive the new i30 N TCR.
KMSA in South Korea is one of the biggest names in motorsport in the country, whilst the BRC name will be familiar to those who have followed the Hyundai project, as the Italian team were responsible for the development of the car during 2017.
The two teams travelled to Hyundai Motorsport’s base in Alzenau, Germany, to take delivery of the new cars.
KMSA have previously been involved with Hyundai machinery in one-make championships in South Korea. The purchase of the i30 N TCR is a step up for the team, who can compete in the new TCR Korea Series or the established TCR Asia Series in the region.
BRC have opted to continue with the i30 as a privateer, having been involved with the works operation throughout the car’s development.
“The first deliveries of i30 N TCR to customers is obviously a major step in this very important project,” said Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Manager Andrea Adamo. “It marks the end of a busy period of development running at circuits and events around the world for the team.
“We have developed a very strong package for the TCR regulations, and that is shown in our results in the three events where we have competed.
“The handover of the first chassis is only the start of the work we must do, not only in building cars for our growing list of customers, but also supporting the teams as they prepare for the 2018 season to make sure they are able to compete at the front of their chosen championship.”
The i30 N TCR is priced at €128,000, with a spare parts package also available for up to €28,000 for teams who place an order of four cars or more.