Sean Kim named Chairman of WTCR Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Force
Sean (Seon-Pyung) Kim is the new chairman of Hyundai Motorsport GmbH (HMSG), the organization behind Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing.
Based in Alzenau, Germany, Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing helped Gabriele Tarquini and Norbert Michelisz become the king of the WTCR in 2018 and 2019 respectively under outgoing chairman Scott Noh.
The organization continues its participation in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup for a fifth season in 2022 thanks to its long-term alliance with BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse and drivers Michelisz and Mikel Azcona, a new recruit for the upcoming campaign.
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“I am delighted to take over the role of President of Hyundai Motorsport from Scott and continue the work he has so successfully overseen over the past four years,” said Kim. “I’ve seen the company get better and better over the years. These are exciting times for the Hyundai brand.
Noh, meanwhile, is set to take on a new role at Hyundai Motor Company in Korea after four years at the helm of Hyundai Motorsport, “as part of a standard senior management rotation within Hyundai’s global organization.” , according to a report from Hyundai Motorsport. announcement.
“It has been a great opportunity and experience to be able to work with Hyundai Motorsport, a strong team with whom I have shared many memorable moments,” said Noh. “I am returning to Korea, as part of a planned move, for a new challenge with fond memories of my stay in Alzenau.”
Hyundai Motorsport enters its 10th year in 2022. In addition to its WTCR program through its Customer Racing division, Hyundai Motorsport is participating in the inaugural FIA ETCR – eTouring Car World Cup.
WTCR 2022 will start at WTCR Race of France on an urban track in the south-west city of Pau on 7-8 May.
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