Hyundai TCR to star in the F1 Australian GP weekend
11 March 2019
The maiden appearance of a TCR car in an Australian motorsport event will take place at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix this week.
In a special guest appearance, one of HMO Customer Racing’s Hyundai i30 N car will compete in the Ultimate Speed Comparison. With the assistant of the handicapper's stopwatch, the TCR machine will race alongside its road-going i30 N variant and the V10 Cosworth-powered Minardi two-seater F1 car.
The Hyundai TCR car will be driven by Nathan Morcom, while Hyundai test pilot and international rally driver Brendan Reeves will drive the road-going i30.
The Ultimate Speed Comparison will be held four times over the Australian Grand Prix weekend.
“A high quality and variety of racing categories are a feature of the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, so we are delighted to extend this further in the MSS Security Ultimate Speed Comparison with the involvement of Hyundai and TCR Australia,” said Craig Fletcher, General Manager - Motorsport, Entertainment & Industry, Australian Grand Prix Corporation. “TCR is an exciting, global touring car formula coming to Australia in 2019, and we are pleased that our fans will have an Australian-first chance to see a TCR car in action at Albert Park.”
Matt Braid Director, Australian Racing Group added: "It's fantastic to have the Hyundai TCR car on track and on display at Australia's biggest motorsport event. The speed comparison will be the first 'competition' event for a TCR car in Australia, so it's a great opportunity for the big crowds to see, hear and feel the latest touring car category that is coming to our country. I believe that most people who have never seen or heard a TCR car will be genuinely surprised with their speed and sound."
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