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Galáš, Cheah, Maxson and Gonzalez selected for Hyundai junior programme

Jáchym Galáš, Mitchell Cheah, Tyler Maxson and Tyler Gonzalez have been selected for the 2021 Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Junior Drivers programme.

“The commitment to nurture young driving talent is a vital part of the Customer Racing department, and Hyundai Motorsport in general,” said Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing operations leader Andrew Johns.

“Through the Customer Racing Junior Driver initiative we can support some of the best young drivers competing with Hyundai customers in major rally and TCR championships around the world.

“By working closely with them and their teams we can help each one constantly improve, in order to get the best possible results and build their professional motorsport careers towards a place in the WRC or on the FIA WTCR grid.”

Galáš raced in TCR Eastern Europe last year and will race an Hyundai i30 N TCR in TCR Europe this season for Janík Motorsport.

Cheah has raced in TCR Germany and Asia previously and took part in the WTCR season finale last year for Engstler Motorsport.

Maxson and Gonzalez race together at Copeland Motorsport with a Hyundai Veloster N TCR in the 2021 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.

The four drivers will get support from Hyundai Motorsport in terms of engineers and mentoring.