New important recognition for Hexathron Racing Systems: the race engineering company based in Milan has been chosen by KIA Motors to develop the new KIA K3S race car managed by the official KIA Racing Team in 2014 China Touring Car Championship (CTCC). Bring on track for the first time in his home race last weekend at Yeongam (South Korea), the two cars driven by Michael Soong and Lin Larry Le Feng finished the race in 8th and 10th place without blaming any technical problems, after an improving weekend, a very positive result despite the few kilometers in the pre-race test.
Marco Calovolo (CEO Hexathron Racing Systems): “After LADA and Lotus Cars, KIA Motors is a new brand that has chosen Hexathron Racing Systems for the development of its racing car: this is the best recognition for the work carried out by HRS team during the years. The debut with KIA Motors in the CTCC race in Korea has been absolutely positive: the KIA K3S and KIA Racing Team have shown great potential considering that this was only the very first step of evolution. In the next rounds we will introduce further improvements in all components of the car. The target for 2014 is to gather the most information in order to be on top at the begin of next season. Hexathron Racing Systems is the main partner of KIA Motors but not only as a fundamental support one track during the racing weekends: our team of engineers will be an active part in the design, study and optimization of mechanical components and aerodynamic innovations that characterize the 2015 car.”
The next round of CTCC is scheduled on Beijing Goldenport circuit in the first weekend of October together the tenth round of the FIA WTCC. In Beijing Hexathron Racing Systems will bring some new features that will be installed on the two KIA K3S in order to accumulate more miles and experience looking for 2015 where KIA Motors wants to fight for the title with four cars.