Hyundai Motorsport confirmed its participation in the 2021 PURE ETCR series with the Veloster N ETCR car that was unveiled in a promotional event at Copenhagen.
The Veloster N ETCR arrived at the presentation in front of the City Hall with lead test driver Augusto Farfus at the wheel.
After beginning testing with a prototype design in September 2019 the team continued to develop the car throughout 2020 focusing first on specific components before shifting their attention to performance. Last month the Veloster N TCR became the first ETCR car to complete the integration of the ETCR racing kit at Williams Advanced Engineering.
Hyundai Motorsport Team Principal Andrea Adamo said: “I’m very proud of Hyundai Motorsport being one of the first manufacturers to rise to the challenge presented by the ETCR category and PURE ETCR. The evening in Copenhagen was a great event, not only for the series, but for us as one of the first manufacturer of a full ETCR-spec car. The Veloster N ETCR project was a big technical challenge for us as a company with the new technology but the performance we have had in testing with the prototype car shows the capabilities we have. I’m looking forward to seeing the car racing in PURE ETCR. Everything about the design of the car, and the technology involved is intended for high-performance, and concept for the race weekend format should definitely provide some exciting action when the competitive weekends begin next year.”