Tarquini: WTCR 2019 will be even harder to win
Gabriele Tarquini admits he’ll face an even tougher test as he begins his bid to win a second WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO in 2019.
Tarquini clinched the inaugural WTCR OSCARO title spoils* during Macau’s thrilling season showdown last month.
On Monday it was announced by Hyundai Motorsport that the Italian would again campaign a i30 N TCR in WTCR OSCARO next season, confirmation that the Italian will chase more silverware with the Korean brand, albeit against even stronger opposition after Nicky Catsburg and Augusto Farfus were added to the Hyundai customer racing line-up along with Norbert Michelisz.
“This year the series was very competitive,” said Tarquini, who beat Yvan Muller to the WTCR OSCARO title spoils by three points. “Next year I expect the racing to be even closer, with more manufacturers and more drivers – including my new team-mates – to battle with. Together we can now work over the winter to prepare for next season to make sure the i30 N TCR is right at the top of the standings once again.”
*Subject to confirmation of the results by the FIA