Hyundai Veloster to complete Rolex 24 track demonstration
The Hyundai Veloster N ETCR will appear on track at the upcoming Rolex 24 at Daytona as preparations continue for the launch of the launch of the new electric touring car series.
Augusto Farfus will be at the wheel of the car for a demonstration run that will see the Hyundai take to Daytona’s famous 31° banked oval as the ETCR machine runs in public for the first time.
The Hyundai has already undergone extensive test and development work in recent months, with Hyundai working alongside ETCR’s various technical partners on understanding the technology involved in the series and on integrating it into the car.
“The demonstration run at Daytona International Speedway is a great opportunity for those behind the ETCR regulations and for us at to show the excellent performance the Veloster N ETCR is capable of,” Hyundai motorsport principal Andrea Adamo. “The Daytona track is one of the most famous in the world and the 24 Hours there is one of the biggest racing weekends of the year, so we’re honoured to have been invited to showcase the car in front of the fans and race teams who will be there.
“The sight of the Veloster N ETCR at pace on the circuit is sure to build interest in the category, and in electric racing in general in a very important automotive and motorsport market.”
Farfus himself said he was excited by the prospect of driving the car at the famous Speedway.
“Being invited to run a demonstration at Daytona International Speedway is a big opportunity to show the Veloster N ETCR to the world,” he said. “Through the testing we have already completed we know it is very capable of putting on a good display, and the track at Daytona should let us show both the superb acceleration and the top speed.
“I think being able to see the car will create some great interest in the car, and the category, at a big event for motorsport in the US, and internationally. Of course, if what we can do at Daytona impresses the fans, they have to remember that there is a still a lot more development work to do, and even more performance possible before the first competitive events.”