TCR UK - Jamie Tonks brings the first Hyundai Elantra

TCR UK - Jamie Tonks brings the first Hyundai Elantra

18.01.2023: Jamie Tonks returns for his second season in TCR UK with a Hyundai Elantra N, the first time that this model will race in the UK. Tonks will stay on with the Area Motorsport team, where in 2022 he drove CUPRA cars. Tonks' new car was in action last year i

Jamie Tonks returns for his second season in TCR UK with a Hyundai Elantra N, the first time that this model will race in the UK.

Tonks will stay on with the Area Motorsport team, where in 2022 he drove CUPRA cars. Tonks' new car was in action last year in TCR Europe, driven by Felice Jelmini for Target Competition.

Having taken his first win at Oulton Park back in July last year, Tonks is looking forward to an intensive testing program. “Taking a win in my first year of TCR UK was great, especially as there was such a competitive field.

2023 is already looking to be a bigger and better season for the championship, so when the chance came up to drive a Hyundai Elantra N for Area Motorsport, I couldn’t pass that up,” said Tonks.

Fabio Ravaioli - photo TCR UK


18.01.2023 / MaP

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