Ten titles claimed in 2023
The inaugural Kumho TCR World Tour drivers’ title has completed a superb season for our Elantra N TCR customers around the world.
“Norbert’s victory continues the winning record of the Elantra N TCR at the highest level,” commented Hyundai Motor Company Vice President of N Brand & Motorsport, Till Wartenberg. “I would like to thank BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse for their work, which was rewarded with great competitiveness in global TCR competition.”
Norbert and Mikel reunited with BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse and the Elantra N TCR to contest the inaugural Kumho TCR World Tour season. Their excellent record in WTCR last year continued into the new series with three pole positions, nine fastest laps, 13 podiums and five wins across the 20-race season.
“Winning the inaugural Kumho TCR World Tour for Drivers is a special moment, as we have begun the new chapter of top-level touring car racing in the best way possible,” added our Customer Racing Manager Andrea.
Our customers have scored more than 40 race wins across the globe with the Elantra N TCR powering to success in a number of series. In May, we secured a third consecutive class 1-2 at the Nürburgring 24 Hours where Mikel, Marc and Manuel successfully defended their 2022 title.
Mat’o Homola and his Janík Motorsport squad claimed the TCR Eastern Europe drivers’ and teams’ titles in September. HMO Customer Racing driver Josh Bucan taking top honours in TCR Australia after a dramatic final round at Mount Panorama, which saw him leapfrog his team-mate to the title. Meanwhile in the USA, Bryan Herta Autosport secured its fourth consecutive sweep of the drivers’, teams’ and manufacturers’ titles in the TCR class of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.
Hyundai N Team driver Martin Cao secured the TCR China drivers’ title, with the Elantra N TCR clinching the car model championship title.
“This year has been another fantastic year for our Hyundai Elantra N TCR customers. With titles secured in Eastern Europe, USA, Australia and China as well, the success of Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing built cars has been seen across the globe,” noted Andrea.