Hyundai Motorsport names Brown in 2020 Junior Driver Program
Hyundai Motorsport has announced the names of TCR drivers who will participate in the Customer Racing Junior Driver program this year.
The chosen four will race with Hyundai Motorsport-built TCR cars in some of the leading championships for the category around the world.
Outside of Europe the Customer Racing Junior Driver program will be represented by Will Brown.
He made a stunning debut in TCR machinery last year, when he dominated the inaugural TCR Australia season by taking seven wins on his way to securing the title with a round to spare. For 2020 he remains with the HMO Customer Racing team – though now sporting the #1 on his i30 N TCR – to defend his title. In addition to these four, there is scope to further expand the scheme as preparations continue for series’ 2020 seasons.
Andrew Johns - Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Operations Leader
“After only one year the Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Junior Driver program has already proven to be a valuable part of our strategy to support Hyundai customer teams. After a very strong season as part of the initiative Luca Engstler has been able to move into a full-time ride in WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup this year. With the quality of those that have been selected for this season, I believe that all of them have the capability to race at the highest level. With the support of the Customer Racing department’s engineers and the mentoring of the current crop of WTCR drivers I am confident that we can add to the program’s success story.”
Will Brown - HMO Customer Racing Driver
“To be a part of the Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Junior Driver program is a great honour. I’m looking forward to getting back on track for HMO Customer Racing in 2020 to defend my title, and also take advantage of this fantastic program which is designed to create a pathway into WTCR. I can’t thank Hyundai Motorsport and HMO Customer Racing enough for this opportunity.”
Barry Morcom - HMO Customer Racing Owner
“Will has shown that he has all the hallmarks of a future star in WTCR. We’re thrilled that Hyundai Motorsport recognises his talent and is offering Will the opportunity to take his career to the international stage in the future. We look forward to seeing Will’s performance grow with the support of the Hyundai Motorsport Junior Driver program.”