Here to succeed: BRC revs up for WTCR title double push
Gabriele Rizzo believes his BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse has “everything” it needs to come out on top in this year’s WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup.
With the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife gearing up to host the season-opening WTCR Race of Germany next week (June 3-5), BRC appears better prepared than ever having tested extensively with its all-new, Goodyear-equipped Hyundai Elantra N TCR challengers, driven by the first two Kings of WTCR, Gabriele Tarquini and Norbert Michelisz.
“We want to arrive in Germany next month as fully-prepared as possible, so our testing efforts have ramped up ahead of the start of a brand-new WTCR season,” said Rizzo, the BRC Team Principal. “With the support of Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing, we believe we have everything we need to succeed with the Hyundai Elantra N TCR this year. Gabriele and Norbert are two of the most experienced and decorated drivers in the WTCR field, and we are confident we can mount a challenge for both titles this season.”
As well as back-to-back WTCR Drivers’ titles, BRC has celebrated 13 wins in the WTCR since the series began in 2018 as the replacement for the FIA World Touring Car Championship. However, the Italian squad has yet to land the WTCR Teams’ title despite coming close in 2018 and 2019.