Hyundai Motorsport has signed Gabriele Tarquini as head test driver for the TCR project. The Italian will work alongside the engineers and designers in the customer racing department throughout the development phase of the new i30, which will compete in the TCR International Series.
Tarquini brings a wealth of experience from a career in motorsport. However, when he begins testing in April, this will be his first time at the wheel of a car built to the TCR regulations.
Tarquini said, “I’m very pleased to have joined Hyundai Motorsport and their TCR project. You can see from their rally team that they are working at a very high, a very professional, level. This will be my first time developing a TCR car so to be the lead test driver for the project is an exciting new challenge for me.
“I am looking forward to getting started and using my experience to start developing a car from almost a blank sheet of paper. I met with some of the engineers on the project when I visited the team’s headquarters and I’m confident that we can work together to make the car competitive for a very tough set of regulations.”
March 29, 2017