Hyundai Motorsport TCR cars score 1-2 in class at Nürburgring 24 Hours
The pair of Hyundai Motorsport-entered TCR cars dominated their class at the Nürburgring 24 Hours (June 3-6), finishing 1-2 in the fog-affected race. After qualifying first and second in class the Elantra N TCR and i30 N TCR held the lead of the class for all but around a 10-minute window of the running, often exchanging the top spot between themselves due to slightly different pitstop strategies.
After initially building an 11-minute lead over the opening six hours before a red flag erased most of the advantage, the two cars were able to pull away again once the race restarted with three-and-a-half hours remaining. Eventually the gap grew to nearly a lap as the Elantra N TCR of Marc Basseng, Manuel Lauck and Moritz Oestreich took victory in 32nd overall, ahead of the i30 N TCR driven by Luca Engstler, Hendrik Still and Jean-Karl Vernay – one place behind in both the class and overall rankings.