HMO Customer Racing is expecting a fifth Hyundai to arrive in Australia by next month.
The new i30 N TCR car is currently on its way from Hyundai Motorsport’s race shop in Germany, travelling via sea freight to HMO’s Sydney base.
The HMO team, the official agent of the Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing program in Australia, expects the car to arrive in Australia between the next event at The Bend in South Australia (July 12-14) and the fourth round at Queensland Raceway (August 2-4).
It will be the fifth of its kind to be sold to Australia, joining the two current cars at HMO Customer Racing for Will Brown and Nathan Morcon, as well as the two Hyundais that reside at GWR Australia.
After two rounds, Brown leads the title, while Morcom has endured a mixed start to the series, however, he finished second behind Brown in the final race at Phillip Island.
Only one of the GWR Australia Hyundais have competed so far, with Carrera Cup ace Michael Almond racing to a podium finish in the opening round at Sydney Motorsport Park in May.
Regarded as one of the best built TCR cars on the planet, the Hyundai TCRs are a desirable car in worldwide TCR competition, and Morcom says that his team is prepared to either run the car as a third HMO team entry, or sell it to the right party.
“We are equipped and ready to run a third car if someone wants to compete with us,” said Morcom.
“The cars have proved themselves as a competitive package. We’ve had seven podiums in the two rounds so far. They are well built, and from our point of view, everything is going really well.”
Morcom says that he has already received interest in the car from numerous parties, including young up-and-comers as well as amateur-classified drivers keen to get involved in the new touring car class.
“These cars are pretty user friendly and they are suited to just about any driver,” he said.
“If you’ve come from a front wheel drive background, it’s very easy to adapt to. If you have done most of your driving in rear wheel drive cars, then it takes a bit to get used to it, but the cars are awesome to race. It’s a fun driving technique.”
The next round of the car sales TCR Australia Series will be held at The Bend Motorsport park on July 12-14. CLICK HERE to secure your tickets to the first-ever TCR Australia race in South Australia.