Gabriele Tarquini and Norbert Michelisz will compete with the team BRC Racing Team in the first season of the World Cup of Cars. The Italian team will run two Hyundai i30 N TCR in the WTCR with the support of Hyundai Motorsport, being the formation of reference of the brand, the entire time that the factory equipment are not allowed. The structure transalpine already collaborated during 2017 with the hyundai brand putting at stake the Hyundai i30 that piloted by Gabriele Tarquini and Alain Menu for the final two rounds of the TCR International Series. In addition, BCR Racing was also part of the development of the car.
The close ties between BRC Racing Team and Hyundai are more evident with the signing of Norbert Michelisz, official driver of Honda in the WTCC for the last two seasons. The Hungarian, who finished runner-up in the World of passenger Cars in 2017, complete as well an alignment of many carats and that placed the project of Hyundai as one of the biggest and strongest candidates to fight for the first title of the WTCR. The experience of Tarquini and Michelisz will be also an added value to you when you place the Hyundai i30 N TCR to the front of the platoon of vehicles in the championship.
Norbert Michelisz, new face of the project, has stated: “I have the same feeling that I had at the beginning of my career. I’m working with a new team, with a new car and a new championship. Everything is a challenge, but it is a big motivation for me. I really want to go back to work with Gabriele Tarquini and learn from their experience. Last year, it seemed that the duo formed by the Hyundai i30 N TCR and BRC Racing Team was the couple to beat, so I’m sure to be able to fight for wins and for the title in the new season“.