Hyundai has unveiled the brand-new WorldSBK Safety Car, the i30 N, on the eve of the 2022 season that gets underway in Aragon, Spain this weekend.
Hyundai has been the Official Safety Car supplier of the Championship since 2019. The South Korean manufacturer and Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO) have since announced the extension of their partnership until 2023.
As a valuable partner of WorldSBK, Hyundai undertakes a key role as Safety Car supplier during race weekends but also contributes to the racing itself with the Hyundai N-inspired Rider Award that has been in place since 2020. The accolade rewards the rider who gains the most positions in Race 1 and Race 2 throughout the season from their starting position.
in 2022, the award winner will receive a Hyundai i20 N featuring a six-speed manual transmission that can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 6.2 seconds. The turbocharged 1.6 T-GDi engine produces 204PS (approximately 201BHP).
On site Test Drives, both on- and off-track, are carried out during the WorldSBK Rounds, involving SBK fans and Hyundai Guests in enjoying the high-performance N brand models. In 2022, fans will be able to enjoy a first-hand experience of the Hyundai i30 N, i30 Fastback N, Kona N, or the i20 N. Hyundai will also display a fully electric IONIQ5 model in the paddock for fans to explore.