NSW state racer makes step up to TCR in Hyundai
New South Wales-based state racer Michael King will compete in 2020 TCR Australia Series, securing a brand-new Hyundai i30 N machine.
The 43-year-old will make the step up from Improved Production car racing into the competitive local TCR series, joining a potential field of 30-plus turbo-charged entries.
King started his racing career later than most, initially getting into the sport via super sprints before competing in NSW Improved Production where he has claimed the state title in the past two years.
He also won the NSW Production Touring Car class this year, giving him the perfect incentive to make the leap from state to national competition.
King’s Hyundai will be run by DashSport, based in Galston, NSW and run under the AH Racing banner. DashSport is the same team that has prepared King’s cars during his recent success on the NSW state scene.
DashSport took deliver of the brand-new Hyundai on Tuesday and will test the car at Wakefield Park on Friday, overseen by HMO Customer Racing.
King and his team of sponsors will enjoy live and free broadcasting inn the channels of Seven in 2020, featuring on the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships events.
The series will take in nine official race events, kicking off at the Asia Pacific Cup, to be held at Albert Park alongside the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix on March 12-15.