Podium finishes to complete TCR Europe campaign
i30 N TCR customers signed off the 2018 TCR Europe campaign with a trio of podiums at the season finale at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (October 20-21). One of six men who started the weekend with hopes of lifting the championship Target Competition driver Dušan Borković was the best placed of the Hyundai runners in Race 1. The Serbian, who qualified fourth, made his way up to second position – the best of the title contenders. He was followed up the order by Norbert Michelisz. Driving an i30 N TCR entered by the M1RA team the Hungarian was one of several drivers carrying an additional 20kg as one-off entrants for the weekend.
However, he showed little sign of the extra weight as finished third in Race 1, and then fourth in Race 2. Ahead of him was his teammate for the weekend, Dániel Nagy, who closed out his season with second place to claim a sixth podium of the season – the most of any driver in series.
By finishing fifth in Race 2 in another of the Target Competition run i30 N TCR Peter Terting not only claimed his best finish of his TCR Europe season, but also helped the squad take second place in the teams’ championship. The Italy-based outfit was also boosted by a pair of points finishes by Irish driver Reece Barr, completing his first season of international Touring Car racing.