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Girolami joins Azcona and Michelisz in expanded Hyundai programme

Néstor Girolami will join Hyundai in the 2024 FIA TCR World Tour season alongside regulars Mikel Azcona and Norbert Michelisz as the BRC team expands to three cars.

“I am extremely happy to be joining Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing and BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse for the 2024 Kumho FIA TCR World Tour season,” said Girolami.

The Argentinian driver has raced for Honda since 2019, finishing sixth overall last year.

“Moving to a new manufacturer and a new team is a fresh challenge in my career, but one I am very excited about. Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing and the team have had huge success in previous seasons, so there is some pressure, but I feel I will be able to fit straight into the team, and immediately compete for victories,” said Girolami.

“The aim, of course, is to win the FIA TCR World Tour drivers’ title and be part of the push for the teams’ title together with Norbi and Mikel. I’m very thankful for the trust which Hyundai Motorsport and BRC Racing Team have shown to ask me to be part of their team this season. I can’t wait to start working together to get ready for Vallelunga.”

BRC Racing Team will field three Hyundai Elantra N TCR race cars in 2024, with reigning champion Michelisz and 2022 champion Azcona starting their seventh and third season for the team respectively.

“We’re delighted to have Néstor join as part of Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing for the new Kumho FIA TCR World Tour season,” said Hyundai Motorsport Circuit Racing Project Manager Julien Moncet.

“His record and experience in TCR competition put him at the top of our list to increase our involvement in the series, and we know he will fit perfectly into the BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse team alongside Norbi and Mikel.

“The aim this year is to renew our challenge to win both the drivers’ and teams’ standings. We knew Norbi and Mikel are very capable of taking the individual crown, but the addition of Néstor gives us a third driver with talent to win the series, but also completes a superb team line-up to push for the title double again.”