- The two Hyundai Motorsport N run i30 N TCR proved their pace throughout the Nürburgring 24 Hours weekend
- The pair of Hyundai Motorsport-built cars finished an impressive second and fourth in class in a race that finished in treacherously wet conditions
- The strong performance showed both the pace and balance of the i30 N TCR, as well as the reliability of the endurance racing package available for the car
The Hyundai i30 N TCR was strong all weekend. Obviously we were very fast in the dry conditions in qualifying, but we also had the handling and performance to be competitive in the wet as well. During the race the conditions were changing lap to lap, with a lot of water on the track. In that situation you need a lot of confidence in car. The result was a true team effort, with the four drivers and the team supporting us. I’m happy we could end the race with a strong result to reward all the hard work with the Hyundai i30 N TCR.
The performance of the Hyundai i30 N TCR is incredible. It proved to be the fastest car in the class weekend. As a driver it is very stable and I am very comfortable pushing in all conditions because the chassis is so stable. There are a lot of things from the Hyundai i30 N TCR that can be put into action in in our road cars and future additions to the N brand. Working as part of the team, not only this weekend but in the previous VLN1 and Qualifying Race events I have learnt a lot about the TCR and its strengths that we can use to enhance our R&D work.
Under the slogan ‘feel the feeling’, Hyundai is developing high performance vehicles that customers can resonate with emotionally. Using the data and experience we’ve gathered in this race, we will develop fun-to-drive vehicles that will deliver racing track fun to customers during their everyday driving.
In our first Nürburgring 24 Hours Hyundai Motorsport has shown the strong performance and reliability of the Hyundai i30 N TCR in one of the toughest events in racing, in some of the most difficult conditions possible. All of the drivers drove brilliantly to make sure that we have the results to celebrate. That they were able to make up time during some of the worst of the conditions on Sunday shows the confidence they have in the balance of the car, while the 1-2 result from the qualifying sessions shows the pace of the all-round package we can deliver to our customers.