Fun On Track with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N eN1 Cup Car

Having fun on track with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N eN1 Cup Car is part of a jam packed Racecraft & Race Cars Roundup this week. The Ioniq 5 N eN1 Cup Car is fast, fun and oh by the way, its electric. I also have tips on how to learn a racetrack, an introduction to autocross and the importance of sleep and recovery to a race driver.

It’s all in this week’s edition of the Racecraft & Race Cars Roundup on Motorsport Prospects. Its news that racers can use.

Racecraft Tips & Techniques


Here are two great companion videos from Blayze on how to learn a race track. The video explains how drivers should break down corners and tracks to learn them as quickly as possible. “We use our easy to use and understand 3 corner parts technique to help you understand the important areas.”

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Racecraft & Race Cars Roundup

Your Data Driven looks at the best RPM to shift gears in racing. “Knowing the best RPM to shift gears for your racing car is not as straight forward as it first appears. You may have been bombarded by any number of often flawed theories before arriving here. Even once you know the correct answer for the best gear change rpm, you may have been further confused. How do you work out the best RPM to shift gears in your racing car?”


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MotiV8 Training looks at the importance of sleep and recovery.

“For motorsport athletes, success isn’t just about the precision of the machine; it’s about the well-being of the driver. In the high-octane world of racing, overlooking the vital role of sleep and recovery can come at the cost of performance and safety. This blog post dives into the crucial yet often underestimated relationship between sleep, athlete performance, and recovery strategies – fundamental elements that every racer should incorporate into their regimen.”

Race Car & Series Developments

Fun On Track with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N eN1 Cup Car

What is autocross? It’s one of the easiest ways for you to go motorsport. Have a car? Go grab a Snell-rated helmet (sometimes events have loaners), follow some easy rules and you’re on your way. Here’s more information from Grassroots Motorsports in the video above on a segment of motorsport that attracts some of the most participants.

Mercedes-AMG is “not committed to the timeline” for the launch of its successor to the AMG GT3 according to the brand’s head of customer racing Stefan Wendl. “I’m really sad that I cannot tell you so much news about it,” Wendl told Sportscar365. “We’re working hard on it. That’s what we do. I’m really optimistic to communicate something in the close future. But I cannot commit to anything more.”

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Eurocup-3 is quietly shaking up the Formula Regional market, but exactly how successful has the series been since its inauguration? Feeder does an in-depth look at the series including details on budget requirements.

“Eurocup-3 was received by some as a Spanish version of England’s GB3 Championship, and in some ways, it is. Both series have visits scheduled to international circuits, support from to a lower series and plans to move up drivers within a national ladder.”

Registrations for the GT Talent 2024 selections are now officially open. Use discount code GTSPECIAL24 to get an extra 10% off. The code is valid until April 14th. Full details can be found here.

Highly modified electric vehicles have had a limited place in SCCA Autocross, until now. Discover what the SCCA Solo Events Board has in store for them here.

“In an effort to stay ahead of the emerging EV enthusiast market, a few years ago, the SCCA Board of Directors solicited for members and formed an Electric Vehicle Advisory Committee (EVAC). That committee is made up of some fantastic, motivated people who want to see EVs succeed in amateur motorsports. Some of them have even built their own EV race cars. The EVAC has been hard at work developing the Supplemental Common Rules for Electric Vehicles (SCREV). These guidelines allow the program boards (Solo, RallyCross, Club Racing, etc.) to adopt the safety rules that are applicable to their programs from a common set. If you’ve been paying attention to articles on or been to the SCCA National Convention, you’ve heard about the SCREV and maybe even read it and provided feedback on it (and to those who have: thank you!).”

First BPR Race

SRO looks at assessing the significance of that first BPR race 30 years ago. “From the start the BPR appealed to amateur drivers but brought a fully professional approach. Proven teams such as Larbre and Freisinger Motorsport confirmed this, as did the TV cameras that came to document the very first race. Indeed, at a time when GT racing appeared to be a thing of the past, it presented a convincing case that it was in fact the future. GT cars took centre stage and committed enthusiasts like Rocky Agusta and Philippe Charriol – both much missed today – could compete at a high level while also enjoying their sport.”

The TCR Germany organization has issued a statement announcing that their planned return as a standalone championship for this season has been postponed to 2025.

“We continue to consistently pursue the goal of bringing the popular TCR Germany racing series back to the race track as a championship. We have not yet succeeded in doing this for 2024: Difficult economic conditions for teams and drivers ultimately resulted in a too small field of participants. The restart of the series has therefore been postponed to 2025.”

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With its rich history and tradition of showcasing vintage and historic racing, Lime Rock Park continues to elevate the experience for motorsport enthusiasts worldwide.

In its 42nd offering, Historic Festival (Aug. 30-Sept. 2) will expand this season to include an all-new class, the Turn of the Century World Challenge.

The Turn of the Century World Challenge group will showcase production-based street stock race cars from the 1995-2005 era prepared for SCCA World Challenge. Vehicles from Motorola Cup and various other period-appropriate national and international categories will also be considered, including Escort Endurance, Playboy Series, IMSA Firehawk and other showroom stock-based competitions.

Fun On Track with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N eN1 Cup Car

You’ve seen Drive to Survive; now it is time to go behind the scenes with the UK’s leading amateur racing championship – The Caterham Academy.

“We are excited to announce ‘The Academy Racer‘, a six-part video series in partnership with Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka, with Sam Parker as our star driver. Sound familiar? Sam has been with us for 20 years, initially working on our Drift Experience and most recently presenting on our Motorsport Livestream. You can track Sam’s progress on our YouTube channel and The Academy Racer page on our website.”

Watch Episode 1 above.

Track Days

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N eN1 Cup Car

Road & Track have tested the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N eN1 Cup Car and they are convinced it will make you an EV track day addict. “Sound is just one of the unique touches in Hyundai’s latest track day toy, which will soon star in its own one-make race series. With a starting price of around $100,000 plus minimal on-track running costs, the eN1 is far more affordable than your average gutted and caged 601-horsepower racer.”

Grassroots Motorsports explains Hyundai’s intention behind the race car.

“Through the eN1 class, our ultimate aim is to establish Hyundai Motor as a true leader in the EV motorsport platform, fostering the growth and development of Korea’s vibrant motorsport culture while making a resounding impact on a global scale,” said Joon Park, Head of N Brand Management Group, in a press release. “With the eN1 class, we are poised to redefine the future of racing and pave the way for a new era of electrifying motorsport achievements.”

Mark Boudreau
Author: Mark Boudreau

Mark is the publisher of Motorsport Prospects. As a former lawyer, he applies his legal background and research skills to assist race drivers by showcasing the resources they need to make their motorsport careers happen.