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2018

In 2018 the TCR International Series merged with the World Touring Car Championship, which meant the Series where M1RA was the reigning champion ceased to exist. Simultaneously, the TCR Europe Series was reborn as an individual championship, where the M1RA team continued their journey. They set out with new cars and new drivers. The new Hyundai i30 N TCR was driven by Dániel Nagy, who arrived from the World Championship. Alongside Nagy, TCR Ibérico champion Fransisco Mora, TCR Italy champion Nicola Baldan, and Norbert Michelisz all raced the team’s second car across the course of the year.

Before the start of the Europe Series, M1RA made its debut as a wild card team at the WTCR Hungaroring weekend, and Dániel Nagy drove his Hyundai to second place in the second race between two world champions, Rob Huff and Yvan Muller. This result made him the best wild card driver of the whole season in WTCR, and he then stood on the podium twice in France at the season opener of the TCR Europe series. After this, Hyundai was regularly penalised with weight penalties, increases in ride height and with engine power reductions as part of the Balance of Performance system. Therefore, just scoring points at Zandvoort and Spa-Francorchamps was an achievement.

19 RACE
9 PODIUM
2 WINS

At the Hungaroring, M1RA repeated its double victory of 2017. Mora won the second race, beating his Hungarian team-mate. Unfortuantely, the Portuguese driver was unable to complete the season, however, in Assen the team was successful with just a single car and celebrated the first victory of Nagy’s career in an international race. In Monza, Nicola Baldan joined the team just a couple of months after suffering a serious racing injury, but he didn’t pick up any points. M1RA entered the TCR Italy championship race at Vallelunga, where Baldan came in sixth.

For the TCR Europe season closer in Spain, Michelisz joined to help out Nagy, who was mathematically still in contention for the drivers’ championship title. They both stood on the podium in Barcelona, and Nagy finished the championship in fifth place after some extremely tough competition. M1RA finished fourth in the teams’ standings, and the Hungarian National Auto Sport Association rewarded M1RA with the best team award once again.


Drivers

 

Dániel Nagy

17 races
7 podiums
1 victory

Francisco Mora

8 races
1 podium
1 victory

Nicola Baldan

4 races
0 podium
0 victory

Norbert Michelisz

2 races
1 podium
0 victory

Calendar of Events

WTCR
Hungary
Hungaroring

April 28-29, 2018
Results

Race 1: Dániel Nagy 7th
Race 2: Dániel Nagy 2nd
Race 3: Dániel Nagy 6th

TCR Europe
France
Circuit Paul Ricard

May 5-6, 2018
Results

Race 1: Dániel Nagy 2nd, Francisco Mora 21st
Race 2: Dániel Nagy 3rd, Francisco Mora 4th

TCR Europe
Netherlands
Circuit Zandvoort

May 20-21, 2018
Results

Race 1: Dániel Nagy 7th Francisco Mora 9th
Race 2: Francisco Mora 8th, Dániel Nagy 11th

TCR Europe
Belgium
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

9-10 June 2018
Results

Race 1: Dániel Nagy 8th, Francisco Mora -
Race 2: Dániel Nagy 6th, Francisco Mora 10th

TCR Europe
Hungary
Hungaroring

7-8 July 2018
Results

Race 1: Dániel Nagy 3rd, Francisco Mora -
Race 2: Francisco Mora 1st, Dániel Nagy 2nd

TCR Europe
Netherlands
TT Circuit Assen

August 18-19, 2018
Results

Race 1: Dániel Nagy 1st
Race 2: Dániel Nagy -

TCR Italy
Italy
ACI Vallelunga Circuit

September 15-16, 2018
Results

Race 1: Nicola Baldan 6th
Race 2: Nicola Baldan 15th

TCR Europe
Italy
Autodromo Nazionale Monza

22-23 September 2018
Results

Race 1: Nicola Baldan 11th, Dániel Nagy –
Race 2: Dániel Nagy 12th, Nicola Baldan 17th

TCR Europe
Spain
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

20-21 October 2018
Results

Race 1: Norbert Michelisz 3rd, Dániel Nagy 7th
Race 2: Dániel Nagy 2nd, Norbert Michelisz 4th

car

 

HYUNDAI I30 N TCR

ENGINE
Turbocharged 4-cylinder in line, transversally installed
Distribution: two overhead camshafts, 16 valves
Displacement: 1998 cc
Bore x stroke: 86 x 86 mm
Max. output: 340hp @ 6600 rpm
Max. torque 460nm @ 3200 rpm
Lubrication: wet sump

TRANSMISSION
Front-wheel-drive
Gearbox: X-trac 6-speed sequential with paddle shift
Clutch: sintered multi disc
Differential: multi-plate limited slip differential with external pre-load

CHASSIS
Front suspension: McPherson strut, coil springs, gas-filled dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension: 4-arm multi-link axle, coil springs, gas-filled dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering: electrical power assisted rack and pinion

BRAKES
Dual circuit hydraulic system
Front brakes: four-piston calipers, 380 mm steel ventilated discs
Rear brakes: two-piston calìipers, 278 mm steel discs

DIMENSIONS
Length: 4450 mm
Width: 1950 mm
Wheelbase: 2650 mm
Minimum weight: 1265 kg including the driver