november 19, 2018 - Hyundai

Hyundai i30 N TCR customers score FIA WTCR title double in Macau

  • Hyundai #i30ntcr customers secured both the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) teams’ and drivers’ titles at the season finale*, the Race of Macau
  • An Yvan Muller podium and Gabriele Tarquini’s fourth place in Race 1 made the drivers’ title battle a two way competition on the season’s final day
  • A dramatic pair of races on Sunday left the titles decided by only a handful of points, with #gabrieletarquini winning the drivers’ title and MRacing-YMR the teams’ crown.

Macau November 18, 2018 – #i30ntcr customers MRacing-YMR and BRC #racing Team’s #gabrieletarquini captured the teams’ and drivers’ titles respectively on the final weekend of the 2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) season at the Guia Circuit in Macau. In Race 1 Tarquini made a good start in his BRC #racing Team #i30ntcr to move from seventh into fourth before braking for turn 3, Lisboa. The Italian was then able to hold onto his position, surviving two restarts after safety car periods. By finishing second, after having taken an early lead, MRacing driver Yvan Muller was able to narrow the gap slightly to his championship rival. However, importantly, the result helped to narrow the championship contenders from seven to just he and Tarquini before Sunday’s races. Race 2 proved dramatic from the very start. 14th on the grid Tarquini found himself an innocent victim of an accident ahead, a chain-reaction through the field resulting in heavy front end damage to the #30 #i30ntcr. He was able to bring the car back to the pit, allowing the team extra time to prepare for Race 3. Muller meanwhile, made up a place in the opening corners from fifth on the grid.

He later made the move into third to take a second podium of the weekend, and close the gap to Tarquini to just 18 points ahead of the finale. Tarquini made a great start to Race three, climbing into the top-ten on the opening lap while Muller settled into fifth place, one place behind Norbert Michelisz’s BRC #racing Team entry. Even once promoted into fourth place – still with Michelisz ahead – the 16 points he won were not enough to overhaul Tarquini’s advantage as he completed the race in tenth before taking to the podium as the drivers’ champion.

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