New team to race Hyundai Elantra cars in TCR South America

A new Brazilian outfit will race two new Hyundai Elantra N TCR cars in the 2021 TCR South America series, with Augusto Farfus and Sérgio Jimenez joining forces to found the outfit.

The name of the team has yet to be confirmed, but the team has made its intention clear by agreeing to run the very latest car built to the TCR regulations.

“From the moment I knew that there would be a TCR South America championship I wanted to take part with my own team, because I believe it’s a great opportunity to support motorsport in the region,” said Farfus, who acts as Hyundais development driver.

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“I have raced in TCR, which makes me be sure that the new championship will be successful, as it has been the case for the category all over the world.

“And I know the Elantra TCR, because I have been involved in its development. Therefore, I am confident that our team will have a great potential.”

The two drivers have yet to be confirmed for the new outfit.

Jiménez was crowned the first champion in the Jaguar iPace Trophy and has also been victorious in the Brazilian Stock Car championship.

“I’m always looking for innovative projects and TCR has always been a category that I followed with a lot of interest because of its technical package and the competition on the track,” added Jimenez.

“Augusto and I are friends since our karting years and now we are working to put together a competitive team.”

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