A brand-new circuit racing challenge was created in 2018 from the amalgamation of the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) and the TCR International Series. The FIA – WTCR World Touring Car Cup was born and the ten-round season was contested across three continents.
Four Hyundai i30 N TCR cars competed in the inaugural season. BRC Racing Team fielded Italian touring car legend Gabriele Tarquini and Hungarian Norbert Michelisz. The other two Hyundai were driven by YMRacing’s Yvan Muller and Thed Björk.
Between the four drivers, there were 13 wins and 20 podiums for the Hyundai i30 N TCR. The championship battle went down to the final lap of the season – with Gabriele taking the drivers’ title and YMRacing the teams’ crown.