Electric Touring Car Racing

Augusto Farfus

About Augusto

Growing up in Brazil, Augusto showed a passion for racing from a very young age. At only six years old he began riding mini-motorcycles in his hometown of Curitiba, quickly establishing his talent and earning himself the moniker ‘Magic Motorcycle Boy’. He progressed to karting in 1992, and by the end of his first season had clinched the Paranaense Championship. After sealing numerous national titles, Augusto progressed into single-seater racing, in which he was crowned European Formula Renault champion in 2001 and European Formula 3000 champion in 2003. Off the back of these successes, he competed in the European Touring Car Championship in 2004, before moving into the World Touring Car Championship in 2005. Augusto spent six seasons in the WTCC, picking up 32 podiums and twice finishing third in the driver’s championship. His next challenge was Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM), in which he spent seven years. The highlight of this period was his second place finish in the 2013 season.

In 2019, Augusto joined Hyundai to race our i30 N TCR in the World Touring Car Cup, picking up two podiums in his debut season with our team. In the same year, he also claimed victory in the GTLM class at the 24 Hours of Daytona, a feat he then repeated in 2020. Augusto was the test and development driver of our first-ever electric race car, the Veloster N ETCR, and will be behind the wheel for its competitive debut in the inaugural PURE ETCR season in 2021.




24 Hours of Daytona
Result: 1st in class


FIA World Touring Car Cup
Best result: 3rd overall, Race of Germany, Race of Portugal
Final classification: 15th

24 Hours of Daytona
Result: 1st in class


Two rounds of FIA GT World Cup
Best result: 1st overall, Macau
Final classification: 1st


Two rounds of the FIA GT World Cup
Best result: 2nd overall, Macau
Final classification: 4th


All rounds of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (10)
Best result: 1st overall, Hockenheim, Oschersleben, Zandvoort
Final classification: 2nd


24h Nürburgring
Result: 1st overall

24h Dubai
Result: 1st overall


All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (24)
Best result: 1st overall, Valencia, Porto, Brands Hatch, Oschersleben, Okayama, Macau
Final Classification: 3rd


24h Nürburgring
Result: 1st overall


All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (20)
Best result: 1st overall, Monza, Puebla, Valencia
Final classification: 3rd


All rounds of the Euro 3000 (9)
Best result: 1st overall, Pergusa, Monza, Spa-Francorchamps, Jerez
Final classification: 1st


All rounds of Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup (10)
Best result: 1st overall
Final Classification: 1st


Q1.Who is your motorsport idol? 

Ayrton Senna (as I am Brazilian, it’s the standard answer!)

Q2.What are your hobbies?

Family, remote controlled planes / helicopters / drones, running.

Q3.What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

Wherever my family is and wherever I can find warm weather.

Q4.Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a race driver?

My grandfather invented a Churrasqueira in Brazil and all of my family works in this business. We have many restaurants so this would have been a potential career path for me.

Q5.What is your favorite food? 

Food cooked by my wife. She is pretty good! If I wasn’t a professional athlete, I could easily survive on pizza, sushi and ice cream.

Q6.Describe yourself in 3 words

Loyal, honest, racer.


Personal data


3. Sep 1983

Place of birth:

Curitiba, Brazil




Running, Flying drones and remote controlled planes/helicopters

ETCR Facts

First Event:

Race of Italy 2021

First Victory:

Race of Spain 2021 - Super Final

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