Tough battles excite WTCR racer Tarquini

Tough battles excite WTCR racer Tarquini

07/02/2018 12:00

BRC Racing Team Hyundai driver Gabriele Tarquini is braced for a “very tough” FIA World Touring Car Cup.

The 55-year-old Italian, World Touring Car champion in 2009, will undertake his first full season of racing since 2016 when he lines up at the season-opening WTCR Race of Morocco driving a Hyundai i30 N TCR.

WTCR promoter Eurosport Events has attracted a capacity 26-car entry and Tarquini can’t wait to get amongst it.

“After leading the testing for the i30 N TCR last year I know the car very well,” said the former Formula One racer. “This season will be a fantastic opportunity to put the experience both I, and the team, have to compete at the very front of the new championship. I’m looking to a full season of racing once again, competing in what I am sure will be a very tough and competitive championship.”

Norbert Michelisz will partner Tarquini at BRC following the Hungarian’s switch from the Honda marque for 2018.


Tickets are on sale for the opening weekend of the 2018 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup season in Marrakech.

Norbert Michelisz reckons the challenge he faces driving a new car for a new team in a new series represents a “great motivation”.

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