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First time for Hyundai in TCR Scandinavia

Pressmeddelande   •   Maj 30, 2019 10:45 CEST

Jessica Backman compete with the Target Competition team during 2019.

Jessica Backman will attend the prestigious TCR Scandinavia series with the Hyundai i30 N TCR car with the Target Competition team. This is the first time a Hyundai i30 N TCR car will compete in Sweden and Jessica now enters the competition, held June 1st –2nd, following a historic podium spot as her latest achievement.

TCR Scandinavia replaced STCC as Sweden's most prestigious motorsport championship and today, it is the leading class for Touring Car racing. The cars are built according to the global TCR regulations, which mean that the cars and tires used in TCR Scandinavia are the same as those in other TCR series around the world. The series includes six events held on different Swedish tracks. The premiere took place at the Ring Knutstorp, May 3rd–4th. This upcoming weekend, June 1st–2nd, the second race of the championship will be held at the prestigious Scandinavian Raceway in Anderstorp; the only track in the Nordic region with a Formula 1 history, where names like Ronnie Peterson and Niki Lauda have competed in the past. It is now official that the young Swedish rising star Jessica Backman will participate with her Hyundai i30 N TCR with the Target Competition team.

Historical podium spot her latest achievement
Jessica Backman began to compete at the young age of 9, in the Norrlands Cup back in 2006 and then continued to compete in Germany and Belgium. In 2019 she competes with the Italian team Target Competition, a leading team in the TCR Europe championship, as well as being named as a Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Junior Driver. During the second event of the championship, Jessica reached her first podium spot in TCR Europe, and thus became the first woman ever to do so. As for the upcoming weekend, the Swedish girl enters TCR Scandinavia with great pride.
– I am very happy to be back in Sweden and to introduce the Hyundai car in TCR Scandinavia, since it’s a first for Hyundai i30 N TCR car on Swedish ground. My goal is to simply take advantage of the opportunity, to find my speed fast - and to get some extra racing experience before the third event of TCR Europe held next weekend (June 7th–9th), Jessica Backman says.

Time schedule for the weekend
Saturday
Q1 2:40 p.m.
Q2 3:05 p.m.

Sunday
Race 1 12:35 p.m.
Race 2 3:20 p.m.

The race can be seen live on: https://sbfplay.solidtango.com/. 

Racingsyskonen Andreas och Jessica Bäckman inledde sina respektive racingkarriärer som blott 9 och 7 år gamla. De har genom åren tävlat i stora förarmästerskap som STCC, Scandinavian Touring Car Championship, och den brittiska motsvarigheten TCR UK, med fantastiska framgångar som resultat. Under 2019 tävlar syskonen i prestigefyllda TCR Europe tillsammans med det flerfaldigt prisbelönta, italienska teamet Target Competition. Syskonens tävlingsbilar är varsin Hyundai i30 N TCR.

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