Farfus joins Hyundai’s tin-top megateam
The start of the World Touring Car Cup off-season has been a busy one, with Hyundai announcing a stellar 2019 line-up including Augusto Farfus, and new entrant Cyan
Racing revealing details of its testing programme.
Farfus announced at last month’s Macau Grand Prix that he would step away from his DTM commitments but would remain a works BMW driver as part of its GT roster. The Brazilian
had also been tipped for a Hyundai WTCR drive, and has now been announced as part of a four-driver assault on his return to World Touring Cars for the first time since 2010.
He is joined by fellow BMW man Nicky Catsburg, who drove for the factory Lada and Volvo WTCC outfits from 2015-17, while inaugural WTCR champion Gabriele Tarquini and BRC Racing teammate Norbert Michelisz have been retained.
Hyundai’s second team
for 2019 has not yet been announced, as Yvan Muller’s operation will move over to join Cyan’s programme. Assisted by Geely Group Motorsport, Cyan has started testing its Lynk & Co 03 challenger (right) at Mantorp Park and Estoril.
While testing details remain light, Cyan revealed that Muller and 2017 WTCC champion Thed Bjork have driven the car so far, and said it will take delivery of the Lynk & Cos close to the start of the 2019 season.