Slovakian racer Mat’o Homola will switch teams for the 2020 TCR Europe season, signing for BRC Racing to continue campaigning a Hyundai i30 N TCR in the series.
Homola, 25, had his first season in Hyundai machinery last year, when he raced an i30 N for Target Competition on his way to eighth overall in the drivers’ standings, having claimed a victory in the season opener at the Hungaroring.
The Slovak racer will now jump ships from one Italian team to another as he joins the BRC Racing team for 2020, alongside Hungarian driver Dániel Nagy.
Homola has been a regular in TCR competition over the past four years, first competing in the TCR International Series in 2016 in a SEAT run by B3 Racing Team, with whom he claimed one win.
Homola then switched to DG sport Compétition and an Opel for the 2017 season, scoring three outright pole positions, before remaining with the team for 2018 as it moved into the FIA World Touring Car Cup with Peugeot machinery.
There, Homola claimed one win, but for 2019 he left WTCR and joined TCR Europe in a Hyundai, one of five drivers at the Target team.
In October last year Homola also took part in the FIA Motorsport Games with BRC Racing, finishing third and fourth respectively in the two races.
“I’m extremely delighted to say that I’ll be joining forces with BRC Racing Team for the 2020 season in TCR Europe,” said Hyundai brand ambassador Homola.
“It was the inaugural FIA Motorsport Games at the end of 2019 that we worked together for the first time and I knew right away that this is the team for me.
“People in the team had a professional approach and they have a lot of experience, so I felt in good care and that is why I chose BRC for 2020 season.
“My racing skills, the BRC team and together with the best TCR car, Hyundai i30 N TCR, can be in my eyes a winning combination.
“Frankly, I have no other goal than to win TCR Europe 2020 title, so I am super motivated. And I believe with BRC Racing Team we will fight hard to achieve it.”
Gabriele Rizzo, BRC Racing Team Principal, is looking forward to tackling the 2020 TCR Europe season with two drivers, as the team ran just one car for Luca Filippi in 2019.
“We met with Mato as competitors in WTCR 2018 and we had our first happy collaboration at last year’s FIA MotorSport Games,” added Rizzo.
“Having him in our team that will participate in TCR Europe is great news. Our team is thus able to enter two cars also in Europe, both run by high level drivers. We are very satisfied and can’t wait to start.”