TCR Touring Car Racing.
A wildly popular format around the world.
Wildly popular around the world, TCR was launched as a cost-effective touring car racing alternative in 2014. The category delivers some of the most exciting motor racing anywhere, thanks to its level playing field amongst a wide range of car manufacturers. There are 16 international, national or regional TCR series.
Hyundai drivers earn 15 titles, 70 wins, and 171 podiums in 2019.
The incredible 2019 TCR season has seen Hyundai customers score more than 70 race wins across the world. Those successes have included taking the continental titles of TCR Europe, TCR Asia, as well as the TCR Australia and TCR Russia championships.
All TCR cars are based on front-wheel drive C-Segment hatchbacks or sedans, powered by production–based turbocharged engines with a capacity of up to 2-litres. In our case, the i30 N and the VELOSTER N. TCR Series rules prohibit factory owned entries. However, manufacturers are encouraged to support their cars entered by professional or private teams. Hyundai is a respected and successful partner in the TCR world.
2019 has been an incredible year for our TCR customers around the world. The success of Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing built-cars has truly spanned the globe this year. This is obviously great for our successful customers, but also for Hyundai as a manufacturer of high performance road-going models which share the same core values as the winning race packages.
Hyundai i30 N TCR.
The i30 N TCR represented Hyundai Motorsport’s first steps into circuit racing, and entrance into one of the fastest growing categories in motorsport. The i30 N TCR focuses on delivering race-winning high performance, while keeping a firm eye on both purchase and running costs.
Based on the road-going i30 model, in line with the TCR regulations the i30 N TCR is powered by a two-litre turbocharged engine connected to a six-speed sequential gearbox and is fitted with a 100-litre fuel tank.
The design phase of our i30 N TCR project began in September 2016, with the first completed test car running in April 2017. Since its debut, the i30 N TCR has secured wins and championships around the world, including the inaugural WTCR titles in 2018.
Hyundai VELOSTER N TCR.
In 2019, Hyundai Motorsport increased its TCR offering with the launch of the Hyundai VELOSTER N TCR – a car sharing much of the championship winning formula of the very successful i30 N TCR. Following demand from the USA touring car scene, this was packaged in the VELOSTER N model to reflect Hyundai’s automotive range in the region.
Based on the road-going VELOSTER N model, and in line with the TCR regulations, the car is powered by a two-litre turbocharged engine connected to a six-speed sequential gearbox and is fitted with a 100-litre fuel tank.
Like the i30 N TCR, the Veloster N TCR is proving to be a front runner in both IMSA and TC America championships, showing competitive pace and helping our customers secure wins during its maiden season.