Case Study - Hyundai i30 NTCR

Established in 2012, located in Alzenau, near Hyundai’s European R&D Design Centre at the Nürburgring, you will find Hyundai Motorsport Gmbh world headquarters.

Hyundai began building a World Rally Car in 2013, based on the i20 chassis. It didn’t take long before the team put the i20WRC on the podium, enjoying their first win at Rally Antibes – Cote d’Azur, in May the following year.

Fast forward to September 2016 and Hyundai began design work on a new project, the i30NTCR, to compete in the TCR & WTCR championship.

The i30NTCR, based on the road-going i30 chassis, marks the second Motorsport project for Hyundai and their first attempt at circuit racing.

Built to compete in the TCR series, the car needed to be front-wheel drive, using a turbocharged engine with displacement between 1750-2000CC, maximum power output 350BHP.

The finished project utilises a transverse-mounted two-litre turbocharged engine, connected to a six-speed sequential gearbox and a limited-slip differential. Braking is taken care of using Brembo six-piston monobloc brake callipers with 380mm brake discs on the front and two-piston monobloc callipers 278mm ventilated discs on the rear, all working in conjunction with spherical bearing-mounted Brembo master cylinders. 

Where does Goodridge fit into the project?

Established in 1969, Goodridge are a fluid transfer systems manufacturer, specialising in ‘design & build’ and ‘off the shelf’ fluid transfer solutions for Motorsport, Performance and niche OEM, automotive and motorcycle markets.

The Hyundai i30NTCR fell right into Goodridge’s specialist remit, supplying fluid transfer assemblies for the following systems on both a ‘build from spec’ basis and in some areas, supplying ‘off the shelf’ product. 

  • Braking system
  • Clutch system
  • Fuel system
  • Air jack system

The Hyundai Motorsport i30NTCR – Goodridge Fuel, Brakes, Clutch and Air Jack assemblies The braking system utilises Goodridge 836 stainless steel hardline, CNC machine formed to Hyundai Motorsport’s specifications. In conjunction with this, Goodridge 600 series PTFE lined stainless steel braided hose and 600 series crimp fittings are assembled, crimped and pressure tested prior to being fitted to the vehicle.

The fuel system uses Goodridge G-Line XF 910 hose, in conjunction with Goodridge 711 series aluminium crimp fittings. G-Line XF 910 hose is one of Goodridge’s flagship products, featuring an aramid fibre braid and PTFE liner, making it incredibly lightweight and safe to run ‘in cockpit’, making it the perfect choice for this project.

Goodridge 711 series aluminium crimp fittings are designed for use with the G-Line 910 XF hose, again focusing on providing the greatest weight saving possible, without compromising reliability.  

Together, the pair work together to provide a super lightweight and reliable solution for carrying high octane race fuel through the car.  

The air jack system, standard equipment in the TCR series, uses Goodridge 836 Polyamide coated Hycot™ aluminium hardline, again CNC machined at Goodridge HQ in the UK.

The hardline is fitted with Goodridge 836 re-usable aluminium fittings; these are lightweight and do not require the tube to be flared.

The Hyundai Motorsport i30NTCR at the hands of BRC Gas Equipment team’s Gabrielle Tarquini.

The result

Goodridge has provided a bespoke, functional, lightweight and reliable plumbing solution that has played a part in the Hyundai Motorsport i30NTCR’s victory in the 2018 WTCR, winning the 2018 series.

Goodridge are incredibly proud to have been a part of this project, using 50 years of experience and input from our global network; this is the perfect example of working in conjunction with a motorsport team to achieve a fantastic result, for both parties.