Hyundai Motorsport prepared for Nürburgring 24 hours with two-car team.
- Hyundai Motorsport will contest the TCR class at this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours, running one i30 N TCR and one Veloster N TCR in the race
- The two entries will be shared between seven drivers, who combine knowledge of the Nordschleife with experience behind the wheel of Hyundai TCR cars
- After taking a double class podium in 2019 the aim will be take a first win from the famously challenging, unpredictable event
After taking class podiums in each of the last two editions of the race Hyundai Motorsport will return to the Nürburgring 24 Hours this year with a two-car entry.
The team will run one example each of the i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR, the two TCR-specification designs sold by the Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing department. With a strong driver line-up in both cars the aim will be to improve on the second place scored by the Veloster N TCR in the 2019 event.
The seven drivers will be led by Manuel Lauck, who will take stints in both cars during the event. A part of the Hyundai TCR crews for the Nürburgring 24 Hours and VLN events in the past two seasons Lauck has considerable experience on the Nordschleife in a wide range of machinery. In the i30 N TCR he will be joined by FIA World Touring Car Cup driver Luca Engstler and TCR Germany regulars Antti Buri and Hari Proczyk. Engstler and Proczyk are familiar faces behind the wheel of the i30 N TCR. The former has taken wins with the car in national and regional series in Europe and Asia before his graduation to the WTCR for grid this season. Proczyk, meanwhile, returns to the 24 Hours after racing with the team a year ago. He is now in his second season with an i30 N TCR in TCR Germany, and scored his first win of the season in August on the sprint layout of the Nürburgring Grand Prix track.