- Hyundai Motorsport performed an extended test of the i30 N TCR at, running on track alongside the 24H Misano endurance race.
- As planned the team were able to complete a number of long runs, assessing different set-up configurations, and their effects on brake and tyre wear
- With the targets of the weekend achieved the team opted to turn their focus to preparing the i30 N TCR for the next private test, scheduled later this month.
The main focus of the weekend was on completing longer runs to assess the brake and tyre wear under different conditions, and with a variety of set-up configurations. These were changed, as planned, with the car stopped in the garage as the team effectively split the race into sections, each dedicated to testing a different set-up. Both drivers completed stints on track with each combination of settings, with their feedback furthering the development of the i30 N TCR.
With the work planned for the weekend complete and the two-litre, turbocharged engine far in excess of its expected lifespan, the team decided to end its test running early on Saturday morning, taking the time remaining in the weekend to work on the car to prepare for it’s next outing later this week. The i30 N TCR will next be seen in public at the Nürburgring round of the ADAC TCR Germany series (August 4-6), where the car will be on display in the paddock throughout the weekend.
There the car is sure to gain further attention from potential customers. The first completed chassis scheduled to be delivered in early December.
This was a great opportunity for us to test the i30 N TCR in a variety of conditions, and we are very thankful for the invitation for the weekend. As we planned we were able to work through a number of different set-up configurations to assess the impact on tyre and brake wear, as well as prove the design for the quick refueling system and the additional lights necessary for endurance racing. The same engine has been in the car since the first test, so it has done more kilometres than was ever expected of it, and with our key targets for the weekend already achieved we opted to preserve it, so that we can be fully prepared our next running later this week.