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MUNDIAL - 2019 NURBURGRING - 24 HORAS - HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT

Segunda, 24 Junho 2019 12:42 | Actualizado em Domingo, 20 Outubro 2019 14:18

2019 Nürburgring 24 Hours – update after 6 hours
                   
  • The Hyundai Motorsport N team started the 2019 Nürburgring 24 Hours strongly, with the i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR first and second in their class throughout the opening stint
  • While leading the TCR category the i30 N TCR was involved in an accident with a GT car at Brünnchen
  • Rebounding from a minor technical issue the Veloster N TCR crew have climbed back to third in class, and 70th overall.
 
 The pair of Hyundai Motorsport N TCR cars started the 2019 Nürburgring 24 Hours strongly after qualifying first and second in the TCR category of the race.
 
Through the opening stint both held the same positions. Peter Terting, starting the i30 N TCR led the class, with Marc Basseng first at the wheel of the Veloster N TCR. As they built up a lead in the class they were also able to move up the overall order.
 
With drivers Hari Proczyk and Andreas Gülden following Terting into the cockpit of the i30 N TCR the car led the class through most of the first five hours of the race, interrupted only by scheduled pitstops. However, shortly before the five hour mark, while leading the TCR class, it was involved in a collision with a SP9 class GT entry in the Brünnchen area of the circuit. The Hyundai was left stranded on track, leaving the team to wait for it to be recovered to the paddock before assessing the damage.
 
The Veloster N TCR was also delayed in the opening hours, losing around 15 minutes in the pits to a minor technical problem before returning to the race outside of the top 100 overall. Once back on track the crew began to make rapid progress up the order, regaining second in the class shortly before the end of the first quarter of the event, only for a schedule pitstop to drop the – temporarily – back to third.
 
The car, crewed by Basseng, Manuel Lauck, Moritz Oestreich and Nico Verdonck reached the end of the first six hours in 70th overall.
 
Hyundai Motorsport N positions after 6 Hours
 
#170 – Hyundai i30 N TCR
Gülden/Lauck/Proczyk/Terting
27 laps completed
TCR class: 4th
Overall position: 123rd
 
#171 – Hyundai Veloster N TCR
Basseng/Lauck/Oestreich/Verdonck
34 laps completed
TCR class: 3rd
Overall position: 70th
 

Veloster N TCR - Nürburgring 24 Hours
Nürburgring 24 Hours
Nürburgring 24 Hours
About Hyundai Motorsport GmbH
Established on 19 December 2012, Hyundai Motorsport GmbH is responsible for Hyundai’s global motorsport activities, including the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and Customer Racing projects. In WRC, Hyundai Motorsport quickly established a strong reputation taking victory in its debut season in 2014. The team amassed ten wins up to the end of the 2018 season and finished as runners-up in the manufacturers’ championship on three consecutive occasions. Since the establishment of its Customer Racing activities in September 2015, Hyundai Motorsport has become a trusted partner for teams and drivers looking for success on the rally stages or on racetracks around the world. From its competitive i20 R5 rally car to the competitive i30 N TCR, Hyundai Motorsport-built cars have claimed victory in several championships, including national rally series in France and Spain, as well as the teams’ and drivers’ titles in the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) season. Unified under Hyundai Motorsport, WRC and Customer Racing are together playing instrumental roles in driving Hyundai’s global high-performance N brand, and are supporting an important perception shift for the Hyundai brand around the world.
 
Further information about Hyundai Motorsport is available at:
http://motorsport.hyundai.com
 
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond with its range of world-class vehicles and mobility services offered available in more than 200 countries. Employing more than 110,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai sold more than 4.5 million vehicles globally. Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with vehicles that are helping to build solutions for a more sustainable future, such as NEXO – the world’s first dedicated hydrogen-powered SUV.


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