Hyundai WTCR challenge excites Farfus
Augusto Farfus is braced for the challenge when he joins the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO grid in 2019.
The 35-year-old will form part of the four-strong Hyundai Motorsport customer racing line-up in WTCR OSCARO season two.
While the Brazilian has considerable experience in World Touring Car racing, securing 15 wins during a six-year stint in the WTCC, he’s not sampled front-wheel drive since 2006.
“I am very grateful for my time, and my success in GT racing, but after seeing the level of competition in the FIA WTCR, I am very excited to be joining the grid for 2019,” said Farfus, who has spent the last seven seasons racing in the DTM. “It will be a new challenge for me, as I have not driven a TCR car before – in fact the last time I raced in front-wheel drive was back in 2006.”
Farfus will link up with fellow Hyundai Motorsport customer racing drivers Nicky Catsburg, Norbert Michelisz and Gabriele Tarquini during an intensive test in Portugal next month.
“I am excited to get to work for the Hyundai Motorsport customer teams to make sure I, and the rest of the i30 N TCR drivers in the championship make a fast start to the new season.”
Farfus is pictured celebrating his FIA GT World Cup triumph in Macau last month. Photo: Augusto Farfus Media