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MUNDIAL - HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT NO TCR NA AUSTRÁLIA

Quarta, 20 Novembro 2019 20:13 | Actualizado em Quarta, 23 Setembro 2020 18:06

i30 N TCR customers complete dominant performance in TCR Australia
 
  • HMO Customer Racing driver Will Brown completed his championship winning TCR Australia Series season with podium finishes in each of the three races on the final weekend
  • Brown scored seven wins during the championship’s inaugural season, clinching the drivers’ title at the penultimate meeting
  • Teammate Nathan Morcom finished fourth in points, having finished second in a Hyundai 1-2 earlier in the year – the only time a manufacturer accomplished the feat in the 2019 season.
 
 The inaugural TCR Australia season ended with another strong weekend for the HMO Customer Racing Hyundai i30 N TCR team and drivers Will Brown and Nathan Morcom at The Bend Motorsport Park.
 
Brown scored his seventh win of the season in Saturday’s Race 1, and then added second and third place finishes in the series’ two contests on Sunday. His third place in Race 3 came behind Morcom, who ended his season with his first victory at the wheel of the Hyundai.
 
The final weekend of the season at the track near Adelaide was a coronation for Brown, who clinched the drivers’ title with a set of strong results at the previous meeting at Sandown Raceway.
 
The pacesetter since the start of the season – in May at Sydney Motorsport Park – Brown notched up seven race wins through the season including double victories on both the curtain-raising weekend and the series’ visit to Winton, where he also claimed pole position.
 
His dominance was completed by a total of 15 podium finishes – including a streak of eight consecutive top-three finishes to start the year – and nine fastest laps.
 
Nathan Morcom finished the year fourth in points after his victory in the season finale. Before the trip to the top of the podium his season highlight, and a major moment for the i30 N TCR in the championship, came in the final race at Round 2 at Phillip Island, when he followed Brown across the line to claim a Hyundai 1-2. This was the only time all season when a manufacturer finished in the top two places in any event in an extremely competitive championship season.
 
Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Senior Sales Associate Andrew Johns said: “The entire HMO Customer Racing team has been very strong all year and the performance on the final weekend, in a very competitive field, was a perfect way to end the series’ inaugural season. Will’s performance from the first races has been exceptional, and has really shown what the Hyundai i30 N TCR is capable of. To be able to celebrate another title with our customers is obviously great, but it is all the more important as it comes in a market where the TCR category is still establishing itself and expanding. Hopefully – with support from HMO Customer Racing – we can see more teams and drivers racing and winning with the car in Australia, and New Zealand, next year.”


2019 TCR Australia Series Drivers’ Standings
After round 21

 
1 W. Brown 733
2 T. D’Alberto 557
3 A. Cameron 546
4 N. Morcom 500
5 D. O’Keeffe 483
6 J. Moffat 440
7 J. Bright 412
8 J. Martin 390
9 R. Ingall 326
10 G. Tander 286
 

 

HMO Customer Racing - TCR Australia 2019
Nathan Morcom - TCR Australia 2019
Will Brown - TCR Australia 2019
About Hyundai Motorsport GmbH
Established on 19 December 2012, Hyundai Motorsport GmbH is responsible for Hyundai’s global motorsport activities, including the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Customer Racing and electric racing projects. In WRC, Hyundai Motorsport quickly established a strong reputation taking victory in its debut season in 2014. The team amassed ten wins up to the end of the 2018 season and finished as runners-up in the manufacturers’ championship on three consecutive occasions. Since the establishment of its Customer Racing activities in September 2015, Hyundai Motorsport has become a trusted partner for teams and drivers looking for success on the rally stages or on racetracks around the world. From its competitive i20 R5 rally car to the competitive i30 N TCR, Hyundai Motorsport-built cars have claimed victory in several championships, including national rally series in France and Spain, as well as the teams’ and drivers’ titles in the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) season. Designed and built at its Alzenau headquarters, the Veloster N ETCR was unveiled in September 2019 and heralds an exciting new era, in which electric racing is set to become one of the company’s pillars. Unified under Hyundai Motorsport, WRC, Customer Racing and electric racing are together playing instrumental roles in driving Hyundai’s global high-performance N brand, and are supporting an important perception shift for the Hyundai brand around the world.


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