Levente Losonczy has raced karts since the age of 10, he climbed the ladder in various Rotax championships before trying his hand at car racing by joining the Bohemia Clio Cup in 2019. After three seasons, Levente reached another milestone in his career: he started racing TCR cars in 2022.
This year Levente is set to race in TCR Italy and TCR Europe with Aggressive Team Italia that prepared an intensive test and race program for him. He will drive Hyundai’s state-of-the-art petrol-powered touring car, the Elantra N TCR at several world class venues, including F1 Grand Prix locations like Monza, Imola, Paul Ricard, Red Bull Ring, Barcelona and the Hungaroring.
Aggressive Team Italia is an organization that has been involved in the world of motor racing for years by constantly participating in national championships. The team won Lotus Cup Italia championships in 2015, 2016 and 2020 and since 2020 Aggressive Team Italia has been participating with its own drivers in the TCR Italy Championships and Coppa Italia Turismo with the competitive Hyundai i30 N TCR. The team staff is made up of specialized mechanics, track engineers and sporting director, they are able to enhance the potential of the cars, allowing the drivers to always have maximum assistance during the race, thanks also to the correct acquisition and interpretation of telemetry data and video content.
The Race car
Hyundai Motor’s high-performance N brand highlights the company’s goal to create high- performance vehicles that adhere to high standards of excellence, while providing drivers with vehicles that are fun-to-drive and practical at the same time. Every high-performance N model is designed by passionate experts and engineered at Hyundai Motor’s Namyang R&D Center. The vehicles are later sent to Nürburgring, Germany, one of the world’s most demanding racetracks, to undergo rigorous testing and validation. Through this painstaking process, N technology has been refined and reborn. N brand takes its name from the first letter of Namyang and Nürburgring.
Hyundai N’s name and reputation are well-established in global motorsports. Since its debut in 2013, N Brand has built a fervent reputation following its winning combination of everyday sports cars and its rapid rise in rally racing. N brand achieved victories at multiple rallies and races, including the FIA World Rally Championship, the FIA World Touring Car Cup and the Nürburgring 24 Hours Race.
Hyundai Elantra N TCR
In September 2019 design work began at Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing for the Hyundai Elantra N TCR before the car started testing already in June 2020. The World Premiere of the Hyundai Elantra N TCR was held at at the Beijing Motor Show in September 2020. The new model made its race debut at Daytona International Speedway with the Hyundai USA-Support Bryan Herta Autosport team in January 2021 before its European race debut in the four-hour NLS 3 race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife where the Hyundai Elantra N TCR won the TCR class in May 2021. The car returned to the the Nordschleife in June and finished 1-2 in Race 2 of its debut weekend in WTCR. Hyundai Motorsport TCR cars finished 1-2 in class at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. At the end of the season Hyundai Elantra N TCR customers in TCR Europe delivered the car’s first title by winning series’ teams’ championship.
Detailed technical data
|Type||Hyundai Motorsport 2.0 litre direct injection turbocharged|
|Power (max)||350hp @ 7000 rpm|
|Torque (max)||450nm @ 3500 rpm|
ECU and power management system
|Gearbox||Six-speed sequential gearbox with pneumatic paddle-shift|
|Differential||Mechanical with external pre-load adjuster|
|Seats||OMP competition seats|
|Belts||OMP six-point HANS compatible|
|Dashboard||Compact configurable driver’s display|
|Front suspension||MacPherson struts with adjustable dampers|
|Read suspension||Four-arm multi-link with adjustable dampers|
|Steering||Electric power-assisted rack and pinion|
|Front brakes||380mm ventilated brake discs with Hyundai Motorsport six-piston calipers|
|Rear brakes||278mm brake discs with two-piston calipers|
|Wheels||10×18 inch aerodynamic rims, designed for Hyundai Motorsport|
|Structure||Hyundai Motorsport designed lightweight high-tensile steel roll cage|
|Bodywork||Steel and composite fibre panels|
|Fuel tank||100 liter|
|Weight||1,265kg minimum (including driver), mandated by TCR regulations.|
The Hyundai Elantra N TCR development timeline
June 2021: The Hyundai Elantra N TCR finishes 1-2 in Race 2 of its debut weekend in WTCR at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Hyundai Motorsport TCR cars finish 1-2 in class at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. The Hyundai Veloster N ETCR makes a winning competitive debut at the first round of the new PURE ETCR series.
May 2021: On its European race debut in the four-hour NLS 3 race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife the Hyundai Elantra N TCR wins the TCR class.
January 2021: The Hyundai Elantra N TCR makes its race debut at Daytona International Speedway with the Hyundai USA-Support Bryan Herta Autosport team.
September 2020: The Hyundai Elantra N TCR is revealed to the public at the Beijing Motor Show. Hyundai Motorsport finished second in the TCR class for the third consecutive year.
June 2020: Testing of the Hyundai Elantra N TCR begins.
January 2020: Hyundai i30 N TCR customers claim the 100th race win for the car (TCR Malaysia, Sepang).
December 2019: Hyundai Motorsport TCR customers end the season with titles in seven series, including a second consecutive WTCR drivers’ title.
September 2019: Design work begins at Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing for the Hyundai Elantra N TCR.
March 2019: The Hyundai Veloster N TCR scores its first race victory in the sprint TC America series at Circuit of the Americas.
January 2019: Hyundai America formally reveals the Hyundai Veloster N TCR ahead of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season.
December 2018: Work begins in the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR.
November 2018: Hyundai i30 N TCR customers win both the drivers’ and teams’ titles from the WTCR season.
April 2018: The Hyundai i30 N TCR makes history, winning the first ever race of the new FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) in Morocco.
December 2017: Hyundai Motorsport delivers the first complete Hyundai i30 N TCR to customer teams for the 2018 season.
October 2017: Hyundai i30 N TCR makes competitive race debut at Zhejiang Circuit in China as part of TCR International Series – winning in its first race.
July 2017: The Hyundai i30 N TCR makes its first public appearance at the 24h Misano, running as part of an extended test.
April 2017: Testing begins of the Hyundai i30 N TCR, with three days of running at the MotorLand Aragón circuit in Spain.
February 2017: Hyundai Motorsport TCR project publicly announced.
September 2016: Design work begins on Hyundai Motorsport TCR project.
21-23 April 2023
5-7 May 2023
9-11 June 2023
16-18 June 2023
7-9 July 2023
21-23 July 2023
8-10 September 2023
Red Bull Ring
15-17 September 2023
22-24 September 2023
22-24 October 2023
27-29 October 2023
Junior podium and top 10 result again for Levente Losonczy
The Aggressive Team Italia driver raced in the Italian TCR series in Misano.
Season start on the podium for touring car driver Levente Losonczy in Imola
The Aggressive Team Italia driver finished third from the front row of the grid at the circuit that also hosts an F1 Grand Prix.
This year, Levente Losonczy is competing in a strong field on legendary tracks
The driver of Aggressive Team Italia is taking part in the TCR Italy and TCR Europe fields this season with a Hyundai Elantra N TCR.